A Crown of Wishes
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A Crown of Wishes

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From the author of The Star-Touched Queen comes a beautiful lush fantasy, Roshani Chokshi's A Crown of Wishes. Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom's enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they'll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes - a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels. Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there's nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 367 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 38mm | 567g
  • St. Martin's Griffin
  • New York
  • English
  • 1250085497
  • 9781250085498
  • 78,783

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Praise for The Star-Touched Queen New York Times Bestseller #9 on the Summer 2016 Kids' Indie Next List An Amazon Best Book of the Month A Goodreads Best Book of the Month Chokshi's prose is captivating, and the pages come alive . Maya is a strong heroine, and while there is romance, an emphasis on familial love adds another level of richness to a folkloric fantasy about sacrifice, self-discovery, and making your own destiny. Publishers Weekly, starred review Richly imagined, deeply mythic, filled with lovely language this is an author to watch Kirkus Reviews "Magic is woven into every word of the STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN. Vibrantly imaginative and gracefully written, I was spellbound from the first line. A dazzling, sensuous feast of world-building, romance, and mythology." Sarah J. Maas, New York Times Bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series. "Roshani Chokshi has crafted a bewitching tale with a setting so vivid and unique, I wished I could step right through the pages." Amy Ewing, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Jewel "Chokshi's storytelling glimmers like magic on every page-a novel meant to be savored." Cindy Pon, author of Serpentine and Silver Phoenix "A luscious, bloodthirsty fairy tale with all the romance, magic, and gorgeous mythology I could ask for Tessa Gratton, author of Blood Magic and The United States of Asgard series "Gorgeously poetic writing gives vibrant, sensuous life to the worlds of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN." Kate Elliott, of Court of Fives "show more

About Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. Her short story, "The Star Maiden," was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.show more

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2,865 ratings
4.19 out of 5 stars
5 44% (1,251)
4 38% (1,095)
3 13% (379)
2 4% (111)
1 1% (29)
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