Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. But when her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Yet neither roles are what she expected. As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds friendship and warmth.
But Akaran has its own secrets – thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Beneath Akaran’s magic, Maya begins to suspect her life is in danger. When she ignores Amar’s plea for patience, her discoveries put more than new love at risk – it threatens the balance of all realms, human and Otherworldly.
Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves.
We’re spicing it up here with some young adult, Indian mythology themed fantasy! Here we have another debut novel and I’m super excited about its release I’m like:
A book set in India by a half-Indian author (which really does make a difference when writing a culture specific novel), featuring an Indian heroine (unlike Tiger’s Curse):
Q: what more could you ask for?
A: How about a brilliant cover to match!
Yes. This cover is amazing and I will be counting down the days until this novel is available, which isn’t until May 3, 2015. Although I’m sad:
Click cover to pre-order