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TOUR SCHEDULE: 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: 8 June 2021

Publisher: Orbit Books

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

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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.

Tour Schedule

Week 1

June 7
Chasing Faerytales
Specks Of Thoughts
Sun and Chai

June 8
In Want of Books
Open Pages

June 9
Paperbacks & pen
The Doc Reads Too Much

June 10
It’s A Funny Story
Rainbows and Sunshine Book Blog

June 11
Book Rambler
Miss Maddy Chats
Writers & Typewriters

Week 2

June 14
Not Just Fiction
Sapphire Bubble
Stories & Stardust

June 15
Sunflowers and Stories

June 16
A Book and A Dream
ivy’s nook
My Bookish Banter

June 17
Pretty Little Bibliophile
Sohinee Reads & Reviews

June 18
Div Reads
The Urban Reader

Published by Shealea

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

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