The Star-Touched Queen
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.
A lush and vivid story that is steeped in Indian folklore and mythology. The Star-touched Queen is a novel that no reader will soon forget.
The audiobook of TSTQ is also available for pre-order via Audible! And you can listen to a sneak peek below:
Praise for The Star-Touched Queen
Magic is woven into every word of the STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN. Vibrantly imaginative and gracefully written, I was spellbound from the first line. A dazzling, sensuous feast of world-building, romance, and mythology.”
Sarah J. Maas, NYT Bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series.
THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN enthralls with mystery and romance. Chokshi’s storytelling glimmers like magic on every page–a novel meant to be savored.”
Cindy Pon, author of Serpentine and Silver Phoenix
THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN is a luscious, bloodthirsty fairy tale with all the romance, magic, and gorgeous mythology I could ask for, plus the greatest flesh-eating, talking demon horse I never knew I wanted.”
Tessa Gratton, author of Blood Magic and The United States of Asgard series
Gorgeously poetic writing gives vibrant, sensuous life to the worlds of THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN. Chokshi never shies away from forcing her characters to make hard choices, and I was captivated by Princess Mayavati’s cleverness and determination as she struggles against fate and betrayal.”
Kate Elliott, World Fantasy Award finalist and author of Court of Fives
A richly detailed world and a story filled with twists and turns, THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN had me breathless right up until the final, stunning conclusion. Roshani Chokshi has crafted a bewitching tale with a setting so vivid and unique, I wished I could step right through the pages.”
Amy Ewing, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Jewel
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The Star-Touched Queen will be available in the following countries:
Australia and New Zealand (Harlequin)