A Crown of Wishes

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St. Martin's Publishing Group, Mar 28, 2017 - Young Adult Fiction - 352 pages

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.


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This is a wonderful story, full of magic, adventure, and, yes, love. Beyond the unique plot, what really shined for me as a reader were the characters. Gauri is an unconventional, strong warrior ... Read full review

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This book is beyond words. The Chokshi was able to beautifully weave a story of light and darkness with a new view of what magic really does. Her language is beautiful and makes every image pop to life and keeps you absorbed, craving for more. It's been so long since I got absorbed into a book like this. Her writing is magic itself and definitely deserves a read.  

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Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. Her short story, "The Star Maiden," was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.

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