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
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