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The Jasmine Throne

By Tasha Suri
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Publisher Description



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, author of the The City of Brass).

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 and cleaning Malini’s chambers.
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.

Praise for The Jasmine Throne:

"Suri’s writing always brings me to another world; one full of wonders and terrors, where every detail feels intricately and carefully imagined." —R. F. Kuang, author of Babel

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

"An intimate, complex, magical study of empire and the people caught in its bloody teeth. I loved it.” —Alix E. Harrow, author of The Once and Future Witches

"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)

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

125 Reviews

Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This was really good! The writing was poetic, but still conveyed information in a way that was clear and at times hard-hitting. The world was so well crafted and immersive. I wanted to stay in it forever! There wasn’t much happening in the first half, but the writing and worldbuilding were enough to keep me reading. And when things did pick up I couldn’t put it down! Bhumika is definitely my favorite character. It’s taking so much self-control not to grab the next book right now!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveSuspensefulBeautiful settingImmersive settingMagical setting
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“This was my second time reading it and I couldn’t tell u what I would’ve rated it my first time. But it was really good. The magic system is very unique and I really like that. The characters remind me of the ones in The Priory of the Orange tree but at the same time they are really different.”
CuteHeroic figuresLikable charactersOriginal charactersBeautifully writtenFloweryFast-pacedRomanticTragicUnpredictable
Thumbs Up“The plot isn’t too great in this book. What’s amazing is the setting and the characterization. The setting is very fresh and original. The magic/religion system is fascinating. All characters felt well fleshed out and had their own moral dilemmas. I hate characters that are all good or all bad. The romance was close to none, which was sad for me. But it fits the book. The pacing was tedious at times, but easily forgivable. Won’t be reading the other ones from the series, though.”
Morally ambiguousMulti-layered charactersCreative settingSlow plot
Slightly Smiling Face
Characters change and growDiverse charactersBeautifully writtenFloweryPoeticComplexTwistyDescriptiveMystical
“Never would have picked this on my own but it was really unique and I did enjoy it! Took a star off because I couldn’t figure out what was going on with the rot and because both main characters could be kinda…mean? I get that the author was trying to go for morally grey but there were points where I had a hard time rooting for them. Probably won’t read the next book but it was still a good enjoyable story.”
Reviewed in:House of Wind

About Tasha Suri

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.

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