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    "Raises the bar for what epic fantasy should be." (Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights)

    A ruthless princess and a powerful priestess come together to rewrite the fate of an empire in this “fiercely and unapologetically feminist tale of endurance and revolution set against a gorgeous, unique magical world” (S. A. Chakraborty).

    Exiled by her despotic brother, princess Malini spends her days dreaming of vengeance while imprisoned in the Hirana: an ancient cliffside temple that was once the revered source of the magical deathless waters but is now little more than a decaying ruin.

    The secrets of the Hirana call to Priya. But in order to keep the truth of her past safely hidden, she works as a servant in the loathed regent’s household, biting her tongue and cleaning Malini’s chambers.

    But when Malini witnesses Priya’s true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled. One is a ruthless princess seeking to steal a throne. The other a powerful priestess desperate to save her family. Together, they will set an empire ablaze.

    "An intimate, complex, magical study of empire and the people caught in its bloody teeth. I loved it.” (Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January)

    "Gripping and harrowing from the very start." (R. F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War)

    "Suri’s incandescent feminist masterpiece hits like a steel fist inside a velvet glove. Simply magnificent." (Shelley Parker-Chan, author of She Who Became the Sun)

    "A fierce, heart-wrenching exploration of the value and danger of love in a world of politics and power." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

    "This cutthroat and sapphic novel will grip you until the very end." (Vulture, Best of the Year)

    "Lush and stunning.... Inspired by Indian epics, this sapphic fantasy will rip your heart out." (BuzzFeed News)​

    ©2021 Tasha Suri (P)2021 Orbit

    Kritikerstimmen

    "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)

    "This powerful series opener will undoubtedly reshape the landscape of epic fantasy for years to come." (Booklist, starred review)

    "The Jasmine Throne more than lives up to the hype with its rich and expansive world, compelling characters, cool magic system and Suri’s excellent writing, which holds it all together." (BookPage, starred review)

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    Using big words for a very small story

    This is a story about childrens temper tantrums but the author tries to cloak it in politics, religion and tragedy. Also most of the story makes no sense because of characters in this story changing their alignments every few chapters, some even changing character traits in very short intervals.

    The character of the princess is wasted, she's pretty much useless for more than 2/3 of the story and even then all she has are hollow promises. If she actually fell in love towards the middle and actively had tried to change the plans of her allies to support the land of her love interest, then her inclusion would've made sense besides being the literal princess in distress.

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