The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi audiobook

The Star-Touched Queen

By Roshani Chokshi
Read by Priya Ayyar

Macmillan Audio 9781250085474

The Star-Touched Queen Series: Book 1

9.37 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781427272973

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 listener will soon forget.

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for May 2016

Among longlisted titles for Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year, 2016

Among shortlisted titles for Locus Awards - Nominee, 2017

Among longlisted titles for Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year, 2016

Among shortlisted titles for Nebula Awards - Nominee, 2016

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 listener will soon forget.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"The author delivers a beautiful book to her readers. The story weaves together the true emotions of a young woman struggling to figure out her own strength with the richness of Indian mythology. If you love a good story or are addicted to myths and legends...this book is truly a must read. Narrator, Priya Ayyar, brought the character of Maya to life. The story flowed in a way that enhanced the words the author wrote, not taking anything away from this beautiful story. Victoria, ArtBooksCoffee.com
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, bestselling author of Serpentine
As soon as I finished this book I wanted to jump up and scream YES! This is what more YA should be like. It has originality. It has depth. It has a talking, flesh-eating demon horse...The Star-Touched Queen was a delight to read and listen to; I would recommend it if you're looking for an imaginative YA retelling that's not as formulaic and contrived. A lovely mix of romance, fantasy, and mythology. BiblioSanctum.com
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

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Author

Author Bio: Roshani Chokshi

Author Bio: Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she’s learning a new kind of storytelling.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 9.37
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English