After successfully fending off the Chalukya’s siege of Kanchi the Pallava emperor Mahendra Varmar drives the enemy king Pulikesi to call for a truce. The statesman in Pallavar is keen to convert a foe into a friend but a vengeful Pulikesi reneges on his commitment. While the Pallavas are successful in chasing the Chalukyas away Pallava Nadu bears the brunt of Pulikesi’s wrath. Fate wields its unpredictable hand further. A rash decision by the sculptor Aayanar and his daughter Sivakami results in her being abducted by the Chalukyas. Sivakami takes a momentous vow little realizing how far-reaching the consequences will be. How will the Pallava crown prince Narasimha Varmar who is in love with Sivakami act? Will Mahendra Varmar shape his son’s future in a manner he had always envisaged? And what role will the Machiavellian bikshu play in Sivakami’s life as a captive? The Bikshu’s Love the action-packed third volume of Sivakami’s Vow is unputdownable and sets the stage for the startling climax of this magnum opus in the fourth and final book in the series.
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