The Star-Touched Queen is a stunning novel from Roshani Chokski. Check out the cover reveal and description below.
A message from Roshani Chokshi:
We can always trace the bloodline of a tale, even if its manifestations are as far-flung as an Indian legend, a Filipino folktale or a Greek myth. The Star-Touched Queen was inspired by the idea of taking the heart of a familiar story and giving it an unexplored setting and a new set of magical bones. It’s the story I’ve always wanted to tell, and I truly hope you enjoy it.
I adore the book jacket. I love how Maya is charging forward to claim her destiny, and how she’s standing on a field of stars. The cover feels hopeful and epic. Which is exactly the feeling I hope to give readers.
About ‘The Star-Touched Queen’
Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. But when her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Yet neither roles are what she expected. As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds friendship and warmth.
But Akaran has its own secrets — thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Beneath Akaran’s magic, Maya begins to suspect her life is in danger. When she ignores Amar’s plea for patience, her discoveries put more than new love at risk — threatening the balance of all realms, human and Otherworldly.
Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves.
About 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. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. 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. You can find her at her website, here.