Length: 15 pages
Setting: probably somewhere in India, in the mythical past
Interest: It was included in the 2014 Campbellian Anthology
Summary: There is a war going on. Drona and his son, Ashwatthama, fight on the side of the King, while Drona’s old students, the Pandava brothers, and Krishna fight on the other side. Drona is doing massive damage with a magical bow and arrow and the Pandava brothers need to come up with a plan to stop him. They can’t destroy the weapon or kill Drona, so they devise a plan to trick him into giving up the weapon.
Final thoughts: I found the setting and the use of Hindu mythology to be very interesting. At the same time, it made it difficult to get immersed in the story because I didn’t have the background knowledge to sink right into the setting. There was lots of destruction, but very little gore and no rationale for the fighting, which I would have liked at least a bit of.
Title comes from: The plot of the story
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