The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

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… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Sexual assault by coercion
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic violence recounted
  • Arranged marriage
  • Forced attempted suicide
  • Stillbirth mentioned
  • Blood & genital mutilation mentioned
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a mother
  • Torture mentioned
  • Captivity
  • Bullying
  • War themes