The Star-touched QueenBook - 2016
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Steeped in Hindu mythology and folklore, The Star-Touched Queen features lush imagery and an intellectual romance between Maya, a princess with a cursed horoscope, and Amar, the king of the underworld. If you loved the Wrath and the Dawn, make this your next summer read!
When Princess Mayavati is married to Amar, Raja of Akaran, she becomes the queen of a strange and magical land. With worlds hanging in the balance, can Maya overcome the prophecy that dooms her to death and destruction?
ChiPubLib_Literature Mar 14, 2017
Treated with scorn and fear in her father's kingdom because of a formidable horoscope, Maya commits herself to her education only to land in an arranged marriage that culminates in her sudden elevation to the throne, a situation that's threatened by dark secrets and Otherworldly magic.
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Maya, a princess of Bharata, has lived her life in the harem of her father’s court. With her mother dead in childbirth, the other wives of the harem should have served as surrogate mothers, but Bharata is ruled by superstition, and Maya is born with a terrible horoscope that foretells death and destruction in her marriage. Shunned as ill-luck, she leads a separate existence, often sneaking into the library, or climbing into the rafters to observe the operations of her father’s throne room. Given her horoscope, she expects never to marry, but the Raja is not a superstitious man, and Maya finds herself sacrificed to a political marriage. Her new husband, Amar, is the Raja of Akaran, an odd little kingdom she has never heard of. Yet it pulls at her memory, as if she had known it in a past life. But Akaran is also full of secrets, and soon Maya begins to suspect those secrets may be dangerous, not just to her, but to all of Bharata.
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Something tugged at me. The pull was far stronger than fear or attraction—it was ambition. The court of Bharata didn’t expect me to be anything other than a pawn. But Amar was asking for more. He wanted my opinions, my thoughts. He wasn’t offering me a prized seat among his wives. He was asking me to rule.
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