StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to both remind myself that it’s there and to show it to you, Dear Reader, in case you might find it interesting, too.
The Jasmine Throne (The Burning Kingdoms #1)
by Tasha Suri
Expected publication date: June 10, 2021 by Orbit
From The StoryGraph:
Tasha Suri’s The Jasmine Throne begins the powerful Burning Kingdoms trilogy, in which two women—a long-imprisoned princess and a maidservant in possession of forbidden magic—come together to rewrite the fate of an empire.
Exiled by her despotic brother when he claimed their father’s kingdom, Malini spends her days trapped in the Hirana: an ancient, cliffside temple that was once the source of the magical deathless waters, but is now little more than a decaying ruin.
A servant in the regent’s household, Priya makes the treacherous climb to the top of the Hirana every night to clean Malini’s chambers. She is happy to play the role of a drudge so long as it keeps anyone from discovering her ties to the temple and the dark secret of her past.
One is a vengeful princess seeking to steal a throne. The other is a powerful priestess seeking to save her family. Their destinies will become irrevocably tangled.
And together, they will set an empire ablaze.
I’ve heard some great buzz about The Jasmine Throne. Not so much that it’s been hyped beyond belief, but enough that I’m curious about it and want to give it a try. I enjoyed Suri’s previous book, Empire of Sand (though I didn’t read the follow up novel, Realm of Ash), so I imagine that this will one be a solid entry, too.