Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes—a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels. Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.
In this follow up to The Star Touched Queen, Roshani keeps up with her excellent work as she writes such wonderfully diverse characters. She does such an intricate job of building a beautiful and lush world. I was afraid book 2 wouldn’t hold up as well as book 1 but it fully surpassed that and Roshani is quickly rising to be one of my top 10 favorite authors. She writes such well developed characters and gave great attention to the supporting cast, making you care about them as well. I’m so glad that St. Martins Press sent me this in exchange for my honest review. Roshani is a talented author and even her sentences are strung together lie poetry! 5 stars from me.
Buy Me on March 28th, 2017