Kaikeyi (Paperback)Vaishnavi Patel (author)
Perfect reading for fans of Madeline Miller and Jennifer Saint, Patel's luminous reimagining of the Indian epic Ramayana finds an oppressed princess transform herself into a warrior in order to fight for the women of her realm.
An instant New York Times bestseller and Tiktok sensation, Vaishnavi Patel's stunning debut Kaikeyi reimagines the life of the infamous queen from Indian epic the Ramayana...
The only daughter of a king, Kaikeyi watches as her mother is banished and her own worth is reduced to what marriage alliance she can secure. Although she was raised on stories of the might and benevolence of the gods, her prayers for help go unanswered. She turns to her mother's library and discovers a magic that is hers alone. With this power, Kaikeyi transforms herself from an overlooked princess into a warrior, diplomat and favoured queen, determined to carve a better world for herself and the women around her.
But when evils from her childhood stories threaten her world, the path she has forged clashes with the destiny the gods have chosen for her family. Kaikeyi must decide if resistance is worth the destruction it will wreak - and what legacy she intends to leave behind.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 36 mm
'Mythic retelling at its best' - R. F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War
'Utterly captivating from start to finish' - Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch's Heart
'Brave, compassionate and powerful' - Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne
'A lyrical and evocative retelling, full of power and grace' - Ava Reid, author of The Wolf and the Woodsman
'Compulsively readable and infinitely compassionate' - Roshani Chokshi, author of The Gilded Wolves
'A thought-provoking, nuanced new look at one of humanity's most foundational stories' - S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass
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India, myths-legends, royalty, historical-novel, historical-research, history-and-culture, cultural-exploration, cultural-heritage, family, family-dynamics, friction*****
This story is representative of the mythos of... More
Kaikeyi retells the story of Rama ( an avatar of the Hindu God Lord Vishnu) from the Ramayana from the first-person point of view of Kaikeyi, Rama’s stepmother. In the original story, Kaikeyi asks her husband to exile... More
“a fascinating journey through a fascinating character's life”
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review!
I would like to start off with a disclaimer that this is a retelling based off a religious text that is... More
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