Contains an extended excerpt from The Gilded Wolves.
From the author of The Star-Touched Queen comes a beautiful lush fantasy, Roshani Chokshi's A Crown of Wishes.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
You know when you fall in love with a book before you even have a chance to figure out the contours of its world or the thrust of its plot? From the very first page, we were totally invested in Roshani Chokshi’s opulent and thrilling fantasy. Whether or not you read her debut, The Star-Touched Queen, Chokshi pulls you in to the trials of her two cunning and formidable characters: the Fox Prince and the Jewel of Bharata. A Crown of Wishes is a dreamy, exciting novel that will appeal to readers of all ages.