SIGN UP: The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri

Genre: adult, fantasy

Diversity tags: authors of color (indian author), poc representation (indian, south asian), and lgbtqiap+ representation (lesbian, f/f pairing)/p>

Publication date: 11 May 2021

Publisher: Orbit Books

Cover art: Micah Epstein (illustrator), Lauren Panepinto (designer)

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Synopsis:


Imprisoned by her dictator brother, Malini spends her days in isolation in the Hirana: an ancient temple that was once the source of the powerful, magical deathless waters — but is now little more than a decaying ruin.


Priya is a maidservant, one among several who make the treacherous journey to the top of the Hirana every night to clean Malini’s chambers. She is happy to be an anonymous drudge, so long as it keeps anyone from guessing the dangerous secret she hides.


But when Malini accidentally bears witness to Priya’s true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled. One is a vengeful princess seeking to depose her brother from his throne. The other is a priestess seeking to find her family. Together, they will change the fate of an empire.

Content/Trigger Warnings:

  • Explicit violence including immolation and self-immolation
  • Colourism, xenophobia
  • Gender-based violence/violence against women (this does not include sexual assault)
  • Homophobia and internalised homophobia
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-mutilation
  • Abusive family dynamics
  • Child murder
  • Body horror (plant-based, cosmic)
  • Forced drug use and depictions of addiction/withdrawal

About the Author

Tasha Suri was born in Harrow, north-west London. The daughter of Punjabi parents, she spent many childhood holidays exploring India with her family, and still fondly remembers the time she was chased around the Taj Mahal by an irate tour guide. She studied English and creative writing at Warwick University, and now lives in London where she works as a librarian. To no one’s surprise, she owns a cat. A love of period Bollywood films, history and mythology led her to begin writing South Asian influenced fantasy. Tasha Suri has won the British Fantasy Society Best Newcomer Award and Starburst Brave New Words Award.

About the Tour

The tour for The Jasmine Throne accommodates both book bloggers and booktubers. It will be held from June 7 to June 11. Priority will be given to applicants who identify as Indian, South Asian, and or wlw (e.g. lesbian). The official hashtag for this tour is #JasmineThroneTour.

Reviews are required for this tour, regardless of platform. However, you are more than welcome to add other creative or promotional content of your preference.

Both print ARCs and digital galleys of The Jasmine Throne will be distributed among all tour hosts, regardless of where they are based.

All tour hosts are required to provide their NetGalley email addresses. This will serve as a precaution for shipping delays, missing packages, among other issues outside our control. Hence, you must have a NetGalley account to participate.

Sign-ups will close within the week, and the selected tour hosts will be contacted via email. The CBT Twitter account will announce once the confirmation emails have been sent out.

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Published by Shealea

Shealea likes sunflowers, research, and diverse books. In 2020, she graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a bachelor's degree in Communication Research.

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