It has a rather confusing cover to start off. There is a sword, a scene of battle and a couple of fish, around the name of the book. The back cover is pretty good; it has a view of the city, with its palace and temples and a few of the populace. I have a reason for explaining the cover in detail, which I will reveal later.
The book begins with India in the 14th century. And we find ourselves in the king’s palace, wherein there is the Pandyan crown prince, Kulashekaran, his favourite concubine Tara, the son of this coupling, Veera and finally, Kulashekaran’s marriage to a Chola princess.