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Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. But when her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Yet neither roles are what she expected. As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds friendship and warmth.
But Akaran has its own secrets – thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Beneath Akaran’s magic, Maya begins to suspect her life is in danger. When she ignores Amar’s plea for patience, her discoveries put more than new love at risk – it threatens the balance of all realms, human and Otherworldly.
Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves.
The Star-Touched Queen is a lush, beautifully written and vividly imagined fantasy inspired by Indian mythology.
WHY I’M WAITING
Two words grabbed me right from the start…. horoscope and mythology!!! If you know me, you KNOW that I love these two topics. I can’t get enough of them. I have great appreciation for mythology and history and so I’m extremely excited for this novel just on that alone. I may be freakin out for this to be release already. I mean why wouldn’t you be? Can you image the culture and character diversity that must be in this precious book? Indian mythology, Indian mythology!!! People this is NOT a drill! The culture and character development is going to be insane! If that isn’t enough, we’re looking at a book that will definitely have romance (arranged marriage (who will eventually fall for him ,please?), magic (pst, like I have to tell you, why that rocks) and hopefully a strong leading female character (Please, pretty please, book gods! Let there be a strong female character!!)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hi! I’m Roshani. My first book is being published by MacMillan. I live in a house the color of a pistachio and pay homage to a Great Pyr named Panda each morning. My stories draw on my heritage as a half-Filipina and half-Indian. I have one fake tooth (so far). Ten points to Gryffindor if you guess which one.
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