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Publisher's Summary

In this powerful story, two women - a long-imprisoned princess and a maidservant in possession of forbidden magic - come together to rewrite the fate of an empire.

A ruthless princess seeking to steal a throne. A powerful priestess seeking to save her family. Apart, they are dangerous. Together, they will set an empire ablaze.

Exiled by her despotic brother, Malini spends her days dreaming of vengeance, while trapped in the Hirana, an ancient cliffside temple that was once the revered source of the magical deathless waters but is now little more than a decaying ruin.

The secrets of the Hirana call to Priya. But in order to keep the truth of her past safely hidden, she works as a servant in the loathed regent’s household, biting her tongue and cleaning Malini’s chambers.

But when Malini witnesses Priya’s true nature, their destines become irrevocably tangled...and the course of a kingdom is forever changed.

"Suri astounds with the spellbinding epic fantasy that launches her Burning Kingdoms trilogy...a fierce, heart-wrenching exploration of the value and danger of love in a world of politics and power.... Suri’s confident and passionate prose expertly guides the reader throughout. This is a blade-sharp, triumphant start to what promises to be an exciting series." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"An intimate, complex, magical study of empire and the people caught in its bloody teeth. It's about resistance and power, histories both personal and political, and the heroes who must become monsters to survive. I loved it.” (Alix E. Harrow, Hugo award-winning author of The Once and Future Witches)

“Like the magic in this tale of reclaiming power, The Jasmine Throne will work its way under your skin with Suri’s compelling characters and gorgeous, effortless prose.” (Sam Hawke, author of City of Lies​)

©2021 Tasha Suri (P)2021 Orbit

Critic Reviews

"Suri astounds with the spellbinding epic fantasy that launches her Burning Kingdoms trilogy...a fierce, heart-wrenching exploration of the value and danger of love in a world of politics and power.... Suri’s confident and passionate prose expertly guides the reader throughout. This is a blade-sharp, triumphant start to what promises to be an exciting series." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"The Jasmine Throne  is an intimate, complex, magical study of empire and the people caught in its bloody teeth. It’s about resistance and power, histories both personal and political, and the heroes who must become monsters to survive. I loved it." (Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January

"Like the magic in this tale of reclaiming power, The Jasmine Throne will work its way under your skin with Suri’s compelling characters and gorgeous, effortless prose.” (Sam Hawke, author of City of Lies

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Wow! The best writer and The best narrator!!!

GOD DAMN! So fucking good! I can’t wait for the second book! I enjoyed it so much and in love with Priya and Malini 🥰. Tasha Suri is an amazing writer and I am definitely going to read her all books.
Best writer ever. Every second is exciting!!!
I don’t even know how to explain how good is this narrator!!! Shiromi Arserio is the most amazing narrator I have listened to and she made the book more fascinating!!!
Both of them became my favorite writer and favorite narrator!!! And obviously my time's favorite book!

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Great story and Narration

I listened to a podcast interview with the author Tasha Suri and purchased the ebook and audible narration right after that hoping the story would be as promising as the brief depiction during the podcast. The Jasmine Throne exceeded my expectations . Now my only gripe is that I will have to wait for book 2

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I had to stop

I usually don’t stop a book in midstream, but this one is like listening to paint dry, which, as you can probably imagine, is worse than watching it dry. I even had Alexa increase the speed.

When I read the blurb, I thought it sounded like a good book. But the book is based on an evil king who craves human suffering, and the more the better. And he likes to see and hear about it to the last, bloody, gorey detail. Even in the beginning, he attempts to get his sister to submit to the pyre because she is not "pure".

I might try to read it again when I’ve forgotten what I’ve read this time, but I doubt I’ll forget.

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Loved It!!!

This book is the fantasy book I have been longing for. It has prominent queer characters (two main characters are lesbians), the romance doesn't overwhelm the rest of the story, the characters are very textured, the world building is amazing. There are POC!!!
I tend to be critical of novels with queer protagonist because the lack of visibility and quality content often causes LGBTQ people to lower their standards. This being the case, terrible books often get put on a pedestal or praised simply because they are readable and have queer characters.
This is not one of those books. This is so well written and tasteful. It doesn't rush into some unrealistic love story fraught with forced over the top sex scenes or long drawn out descriptions of longing.
The passion, the anger, the fear, the sadness it all feels so authentic. Not to mention the dialogue which sparkles. This author is so well rounded. The storylines are interesting. The relationship between Priya and Malini is layered and sweet and complex. And Buhmika, well I just love her so much, she is such a badass. I really can't wait for the next book.

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Richly Woven

This story was beautifully written and the narrator did it justice. It’s a richly woven story that explores the pain and beauty of love, the weight of loss and responsibility, the difficult dance between duty and the heart’s wants, and the ways we find strength to journey through it all.
Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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wonderful

this is a wonderful listen. fascinating world, fascinating history, fascinating people. the narrator had a lovely and lively voice and it enriched the story.

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  • 07-24-21

Good start..

A very good start to a new fantasy series. The plot did seem to flag a bit at the end as the things are setup for book 2.

Narration was well done.

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  • 07-10-21

Amazing and Epic

Loved it! The characters are captivating, women so layered, complicated and angry. The rage of women in this book is just cheff kiss. A lot of politics, different kinds of rebelion and power, violence, abuse and survival. The worst things that people can do and the best.

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  • 06-30-21

A YA meditation on power and politics

This is a fantasy work of sustained imagination with a terrific narrator. The pace is a bit slow and there is a single ‘fade to black’ suggestion of sex. It is best understood as a young adult novel. The author struggles to develop the chemistry in the central lesbian relationship, though it isn’t a bad effort and is reasonably satisfying story with feminist and dystopian elements.