Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you're only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire...
But Akaran has its own secrets -- thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most...including herself.
He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes.
Discover how Maya and Amar first met and fell in love, and don't forget the next Star-Touched novel, A Crown of Wishes.
Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.
Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renée Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong.
A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place.
From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish. For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie’s New York Times–bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me.
Embark on a perilous journey with Imelda and Ambrose as they brave magical landscapes and enchanted creatures on their quest to reclaim their heart's desire...But first they must remember what that is... Immerse yourself in the beauty of a highly unusual fairy tale by New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi.
Praise for Roshani Chokshi:
"Reading Chokshi's prose is like sinking deeply into a plush, purple velvet sofa...lavish descriptions wrap you in sumptuous sensory detail."—New York Times
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Aru Shah and her sisters--including one who also claims to be the Sleeper's daughter--must find their mentors Hanuman and Urvashi in Lanka, the city of gold, before war breaks out between the devas and asuras.
Aru has just made a wish on the tree of wishes, but she can't remember what it was. She's pretty sure she didn't wish for a new sister, one who looks strangely familiar and claims to be the Sleeper's daughter, like her.
Aru also isn't sure she still wants to fight on behalf of the devas in the war against the Sleeper and his demon army. The gods have been too devious up to now. Case in point: Kubera, ruler of the city of gold, promises to give the Pandavas two powerful weapons, but only if they win his trials. If they lose, they won't stand a chance against the Sleeper's troops, which will soon march on Lanka to take over the Otherworld.
Aru's biggest question, though, is why every adult she has loved and trusted so far has failed her. Will she come to peace with what they've done before she has to wage the battle of her life?
Filled with wondrous magic, unforgettable creatures, manipulative gods, and laugh-out-loud dialogue, this fourth book in the Pandava series, a fantasy adventure loosely based on mythology, will leave readers wishing they could read the finale right now.
Dunia Aru berubah: dewa-dewi dalam legenda Mahabharata menjelma nyata dan, celakanya, dia adalah putri dari salah satu dewa terkuat yang pernah ada! Aru, bersama Boo, seekor merpati penjaga, dan Mini, demigod lainnya, bersatu untuk memasuki Kerajaan Kematian dan lolos dari sana hidup-hidup. Tujuannya? Tentu saja demi mencegah terjadinya Akhir Masa.
神話奇幻大師 雷克‧萊爾頓 全新策劃
真可惜，這不是一本我寫得出來的書，我就是缺少了內行人的知識和技能，無法處理印度神話當中氣勢磅礡、無與倫比的神奇世界，更別說是還要讓故事風趣，讓讀者覺得容易親近。還好，我們很幸運，洛希妮•查克西就具備有這樣的能力。 ──【波西傑克森】系列作者 雷克‧萊爾頓（Rick Riordan）
一顆新星誕生了。《般度戰士：時間的盡頭》令人感到傑出且驚奇。極富原創性又引人入勝，故事中閃耀著機智與魅力，充滿了不可多得的幻想樂趣。──【阿提米斯】系列作者 歐因‧科弗（Eoin Colfer）
警告！這本書包含了令人印象深刻的神話、可怕的惡魔，以及那些對你來說更猛的冒險。喔，還有那個走到大象嘴裡的最粗魯女英雄。這我很愛，我想你也是。──【巨靈三部曲】系列作者 喬納森‧史特勞（Jonathan Stroud）