The Jasmine Throne (Paperback)Tasha Suri (author)
A panoramic fantasy of epic proportions that also functions as an intimate character study, as an imprisoned princess and a disguised priestess find themselves thrown together in an effort to depose a cruel tyrant.
One is a vengeful princess seeking to depose her brother from his throne.
The other is a priestess searching for her family.
Together, they will change the fate of an empire.
Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Malini spends her days in isolation in the Hirana: an ancient temple that was once the source of powerful magic - but is now little more than a decaying ruin. Priya is a maidservant, one of several who make the treacherous journey to the top of the Hirana every night to attend Malini's chambers. She is happy to be an anonymous drudge, as long as it keeps anyone from guessing the dangerous secret she hides.
But when Malini accidentally bears witness to Priya's true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled . . .The Jasmine Throne begins an epic fantasy trilogy set in a world inspired by the history and romances of India, in which a captive princess and a maidservant in possession of forbidden magic become unlikely allies.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 40 mm
Tasha Suri writes the female characters I didn't realize I was aching to see in fantasy, to devastating effect. This is a fiercely and unapologetically feminist tale of endurance and revolution set against a gorgeous, unique magical world - S. A. Chakraborty, author of THE CITY OF BRASS
The Jasmine Throne is an intimate, complex, magical study of empire and the people caught in its bloody teeth. It's about resistance and power, histories both personal and political, and the heroes who must become monsters to survive. I loved it. - Alix E. Harrow, author of THE ONCE AND FUTURE WITCHES
The Jasmine Throne raises the bar for what epic fantasy should be. Tasha Suri has created a beautiful, ferocious world alongside an intimate study of the characters who will burn it all down. - Chloe Gong, author of THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS
The Jasmine Throne pulls you under, sweeping you away on a current of gorgeous prose and intricately imagined magic and politics. Filled with sharply-drawn characters who ache with longing: for peace, for war, for one another. It left me breathless. - Andrea Stewart, author of THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER
Suri's incandescent feminist masterpiece hits like a steel fist inside a velvet glove. Blisteringly furious and astonishingly tender by turns, its women take on the patriarchal empire with every weapon at their disposal. Their combined force will leave you as stunned and gasping as those who would deny them. Simply magnificent. - Shelley Parker-Chan, author of SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN
Like the magic in this tale of reclaiming power, The Jasmine Throne will work its way under your skin with Suri's compelling characters and gorgeous, effortless prose. - Sam Hawke, author of CITY OF LIES
The Jasmine Throne is a riveting and gorgeously-written tale set in an intricate, expansive world. I love a story where I'm not sure who I'm supposed to root for, so I was thrilled to become so invested in each of the characters. They will live in my imagination for a long time to come, and I cannot wait to see what happens next! - Genevieve Gornichec, author of THE WITCH'S HEART
A masterpiece. Suri continues to storm the realm of epic fantasy. The Jasmine Throne is the powerful, female-centric series I've hungered for-with deftly-woven prose and a pair of glorious women destined to wreck your heart. - Heather Walter, author of MALICE
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What a powerful book! The Jasmine Throne absolutely swept me away, I have never read anything quite like it. Suri has built an incredible and concrete world with Parijatdvipa. As soon as I read the prologue, I knew I... More
“Epic in all senses!”
DRC provided by Orbit via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Representation: Indian-inspired characters: lesbian protagonists, queer tertiary characters.
Content Warning: death, violence, misogyny, sexism,... More
“Epic political fantasy”
This book was phenomenal.
The Jasmine Throne follows Malini, a princess who is sent to the Hirana by her emperor-brother to die, and Priya, whose past is tied to the Hirana, the abandoned temple where the Elders used... More
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