Fate and fortune. Power and passion. What does it take to be the queen of a kingdom when you’re only seventeen?
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire…
But Akaran has its own secrets—thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.
I gave this book a three star rating as i loved the first half of the book when you got Maya who cursed by this horrible horoscope and her father is arranging for a marriage for her but then tells her she should just kill herself that would be the easiest way to handle it. Then she gets rescued by the dreamy Amar and it kind of gets confusing after that. I think what my problem probably was is i not very well versed in Indian mythology i finally got what i think the point of the story was but it did take some thinking on my part to get it. The author does a great job painting the scenery and describing what going on i loved the horse that kept wanting to eat Maya in the last half of the book.