The Jasmine Throne

The Jasmine Throne

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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 . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 40mm | 406g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356515648
  • 9780356515649
  • 983

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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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About Tasha Suri

Tasha Suri was born in Harrow, north-west London. The daughter of Punjabi parents, she spent many childhood holidays exploring India with her family, and still fondly remembers the time she was chased around the Taj Mahal by an irate tour guide. She studied English and creative writing at Warwick University, and now lives in London where she works as a librarian. To no one's surprise, she owns a cat. A love of period Bollywood films, history and mythology led her to begin writing South Asian influenced fantasy. Tasha Suri has won the British Fantasy Society Best Newcomer Award and Starburst Brave New Words Award. Her debut, Empire of Sand, has been optioned for TV.
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Rating details

1,821 ratings
4.33 out of 5 stars
5 50% (903)
4 37% (673)
3 11% (192)
2 2% (41)
1 1% (12)
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