I will take just one book as an example - "The Illustrated Mahabharata", published by @dkbooks
Fact: neither the Critical Edition nor the Gita Press have any such mention.
He writes: Satyavati "decided to leave the palace on witnessing a public fight between the Pandavas and Kauravas."
Not one word about "witnessing a public fight"
What he writes: when Indra, Arjuna's celestial father, approached Karna and asked him for his earrings and armour, "Karna instantly gave them away."
1. Karna first refused. Yes. "I will not part with them."
2. He agreed later, but only as an exchange - "Otherwise, I will not give them."
Subtle distortions, without any rational reason.
What he writes: "While helping her out, he had held her hand. Having done so, tradition demanded that he marry her."
Holding hands dictated traditions? Rubbish.
Rather, "Yayati gently bid farewell and returned to his capital."
What he writes: "Drona was livid that despite his desperate measures, Jaydratha had been killed. He ordered his troops to continue fighting against the Pandavas after the sun had set..."
Drona was not "livid". Instead, he questions Duryodhana - "All of you surrounded Arjuna and sought to protect the king of Sindhu. How was he killed in your midst?"
What he writes: Shikhandi's "contribution has been given little importance."
It is recounted by none other than Bhishma.
It is set just before the war.
An indication of the importance given to Shikhandi and his role.
At one place he writes about the "plight of old men and women and the way they are treated by their sons and daughters."
At another, "older generation dominates society."
The man doesn't know on page 2 what he wrote on page 1.
He writes, "Parashurama gave up. 'Since Bhishma is impossible to kill, this fight has to stop.' he said."
Again, pointless distortions.
Jaya, Ch 15 – Birth of Gandhari’s Children: “Gandhari ordered her maids to get an iron bar. ‘Now strike me on my belly with it,’ she ordered...."
Any difference between what’s in the two books?
From The Illustrated Mahabharata: Satyavati "decided to leave the palace on witnessing a public fight between the Pandavas and Kauravas."
I looked a little more at Devdutt’s Jaya, and a five-minute sampling revealed even more, and even worse, errors.
A couple of them...
It takes talent to get so many things wrong in just one sentence!
Indra took away Karna’s kavacha and kundela much before the war.
This episode is described in an upa-parva of its own, “Kundala-aharana Parva”, the 43rd upaParva.
Again, howlers and distortions in a single sentence.
From the Naradagamana upa-parva of the Ashramavasika Parva (Ch 45):
“But Sanjaya, the great adviser, escaped from the conflagration. I saw him on the banks of the Ganga, ...The suta, Sanjaya, next left for the Himalaya mountains.”