The Jasmine Throne (The Burning Kingdoms #1) (Paperback)

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In this powerful story, two women—a long-imprisoned princess and a maidservant in possession of forbidden magic—come together to rewrite the fate of an empire.

A ruthless princess seeking to steal a throne. A powerful priestess seeking to save her family. Apart, they are dangerous. Together, they will set an empire ablaze.
 
Exiled by her despotic brother, Malini spends her days dreaming of vengeance, while trapped 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 destines become irrevocably tangled . . . . and the course of a kingdom is forever changed.

"Suri astounds with the spellbinding epic fantasy that launches her Burning Kingdoms trilogy . . . . a fierce, heart-wrenching exploration of the value and danger of love in a world of politics and power . . . . Suri’s confident and passionate prose expertly guides the reader throughout. This is a blade-sharp, triumphant start to what promises to be an exciting series." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"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, Hugo award-winning author of The Once and Future Witches

“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

About the Author


Tasha Suri was born in London to Punjabi parents. She studied English and Creative Writing at Warwick University, and is now a cat-owning librarian in London. A love of period Bollywood films, history, and mythology led her to write South Asian-influenced fantasy.

Praise For…


"Suri astounds with the spellbinding epic fantasy that launches her Burning Kingdoms trilogy....a fierce, heart-wrenching exploration of the value and danger of love in a world of politics and power....Suri’s confident and passionate prose expertly guides the reader throughout. This is a blade-sharp, triumphant start to what promises to be an exciting series."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"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 Ten Thousand Doors of January

“Tasha Suri writes the female characters I didn’t realize I was aching to see in fantasy, to devastating effect. The Jasmine Throne 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

"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

"A poignant story of finding one's place in a world warped by prejudice, court intrigue, violence, and sorcery....Those with a penchant for lyrical prose, intricate world building, beautifully imagined characters, compelling immersive folklore, and a fascinating look into a setting reminiscent of the Mughal Empire need look no further."—Booklist (starred review) on Realm of Ash

"Suri's companion to Empire of Sand continues to expand on the stark beauty and power of this magical realm. With striking characters and court intrigue, this story is dark, melodious, and memorable."—Library Journal (starred review) on Realm of Ash

"An ode to the quiet, fierce strength of women...pure wonder."—Samantha Shannon on Empire of Sand

"A darkly intricate, devastating, and utterly original story about the ways we are bound by those we love."—R. F. Kuang on Empire of Sand

"Genuine, painful, and beautiful. A very strong start for a new voice."—Kirkus (starred review) on Empire of Sand


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316538510
ISBN-10: 0316538515
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: June 8th, 2021
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: The Burning Kingdoms