This program includes a bonus novella, Death and Night, written by the author.
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.
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
Kinda hard to follow but well read.
- Ruan Pieterse
Unquestionably! Priya Ayyar has great instincts for bringing this type of story to life.
When Gauri finally encountered her sister and briefly met her brother-in-law before he left them alone for their family reunion.
The gift giving policy scene. Gauri and Vikram had very different ideas about how gift giving works, haha!
The entire scene in the garden Vikram created in Gauri's honor. It was the perfect setting for them to openly and fully declare their feelings for each other.
Gauri's run-in with the talking horse and their discussion about being alive and self-hood made me think of Kamala from A Star-Touched Queen in a very smart and funny way. I also liked that Vikram had a pet snake who doubled as a lie detector.
You could read this one as a stand-alone novel because it's about Maya's sister, Gauri who has a very unique journey and destiny. I enjoyed both novels in this series, although the first novel remains my favorite of the two.