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The Jasmine Throne

de Tasha Suri

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Sèrie: The Burning Kingdoms (1)

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"RAISES THE BAR FOR WHAT EPIC FANTASY SHOULD BE." --Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights A ruthless princess and a powerful priestess come together to rewrite the fate of an empire in this "fiercely and unapologetically feminist tale of endurance and revolution set against a gorgeous, unique magical world" (S. A. Chakraborty). Exiled by her despotic brother, princess Malini spends her days dreaming of vengeance while imprisoned in the Hirana: an ancient cliffside temple that was once the revered source of the magical deathless waters but is now little more than a decaying ruin.   The secrets of the Hirana call to Priya. But in order to keep the truth of her past safely hidden, she works as a servant in the loathed regent's household, biting her tongue and cleaning Malini's chambers.   But when Malini witnesses Priya's true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled. One is a ruthless princess seeking to steal a throne. The other a powerful priestess seeking to save her family. Together, they will set an empire ablaze. "An intimate, complex, magical study of empire and the people caught in its bloody teeth. It's about resistance and power, histories both personal and political, and the heroes who must become monsters to survive. I loved it." --Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January "Suri's writing always brings me to another world; one full of wonders and terrors, where every detail feels intricately and carefully imagined. The Jasmine Throne is gripping and harrowing from the very start." --R. F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War "Suri's incandescent feminist masterpiece hits like a steel fist inside a velvet glove. Blisteringly furious and astonishingly tender by turns, its women take on the patriarchal empire with every weapon at their disposal. Their combined force will leave you as stunned and gasping as those who would deny them. Simply magnificent." --Shelley Parker-Chan, author of She Who Became the Sun "Truly, The Jasmine Throne is one of the best fantasies you'll read this summer - so do yourself a favor and just add to your TBR right now." --Culturess "A fierce, heart-wrenching exploration of the value and danger of love in a world of politics and power." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)  … (més)
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I barely know where to start with a review of The Jasmine Throne. I’m all strangled vowels and twisted feelings and a deep-burning satisfaction that yes, THIS is how you do fantasy right.

Expect intricate world-building, complex characters and an epic plot of conspiracies and revolution alongside a slow-burn, simmering queer romance. For once, I have no criticism of the many POVs - all of which added something, rather than distracting - as each narrative wrapped around and across the others, developing my understanding of the whole. While it's slow to build, The Jasmine Throne never felt over-long; and the pay-off is in the way Suri brings everything together in the final act. There is so much in play - so many conflicts left to play out - that the next book can only be devastating. I can't wait.

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  imyril | Feb 17, 2022 |
OH GOSH. I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS IN MY BODY RIGHT NOW.

(my biggest feelings are holy hell I love Priya, and Bhumika, and Malini so muuuuuch). ( )
  banrions | Dec 7, 2021 |
Spectacular high fantasy with a gorgeously wrought world in which two women from radically different positions fight to save their cultures and lives. Romantic subplot is present but low key. This one definitely secured Tasha Suri's position on my favorite writers list. ( )
  Zoes_Human | Oct 15, 2021 |
Kind of fun, but didn't really work for me, a very large character cast is just disjointed and unnecessary because we mostly follow only two streams of action. The background to the world was interesting but unexplored, and may have needed more guidance for those of us unfamiliar with non-christian religious architecture, even though it's a welcome change from the more common settings.

The lead character is one Pirya, formerly a temple child, now a maid working for the regent's wife, who was also a temple child and uses her position to care as much as possible for those who need some help in their lives. But both their positions are dramatically change when the disgraced princesses Miriam is brought to exile in the temple. Miriam had been expected to 'purify' through self-immolation at the coronation of her brother as Emperor, as many of her sisters and the temple elders did. However she didn't see why that was reasonable! and so rather than being forced she was sent in exile. Little did the emperor know that the remote territory she'd been sent to still had an active religion. Pirya and her mentor re-invigorate their religious powers, but there are rebel forces at work too seeking full independence, and the jungle itself is alive.

It's the jungle that's the interesting part, and it's relationship to the religion - interestingly non-christian, but otherwise left unexplained - but there's no details given and few instances to even infer what it looks like and how it works. Described as unapologetically feminist, it is not that much directly so. All the institutions are run by men and expected to remain so, as the story progresses there's some establishment of more female driven power structures, but the reasoning is purely personal rather than ideological. Including a lesbian central character doesn't make it explicitly feminist either, and it's tactfully done.

Something about the pacing, the multitude of characters, and the lack of world-building details mean I'm going to pass on the rest of the series. It was interesting, but somehow not quite interesting enough. ( )
  reading_fox | Sep 16, 2021 |
The story is set in the cultural milieu of the Indian subcontinent and the author Suri does a very good job finding the balance between elements that would be familiar to western readers and the foreign/exotic details that make the world unique and compelling. One advantage of reading on a Kindle app is that I can quickly look up existing terms if needed. The principal conflict comes from a typical conqueror/conquered dynamic, where the cruelty and oppression of the ruling emperor and his sycophants feeds an undercurrent of sedition and rebellion. There are also elements of social strata conflict and gender [role] bias that play an important role in the story. The magic system is a hybrid religious and [nature] spiritual/supernatural format with a nominal Hindu feel, where certain rituals [bathing in sacred waters] and physical matrices [sacred wood] can generate, hold and distribute “gifts” (aka magic). There is a hint of desperation in the mix from a mysterious pandemic (aka ‘the rot’) that helps develop very sympathetic main characters. The two protagonists begin in different social strata with a shared antagonist (the Emperor) that helps to push the two together until they can develop a much deeper/emotional/somewhat romantic relationship … and here I think the author does a fantastic job with the slow burn that doesn’t overwhelm the story. Realistic and complicated family dynamics add even more to the over all drama. While the ending does set the stage for the sequel (which I am looking forward to reading), it is was a solid enough conclusion that the book can stand alone.

I was given this free advance reader copy (ARC) ebook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  Kris.Larson | Sep 13, 2021 |
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"RAISES THE BAR FOR WHAT EPIC FANTASY SHOULD BE." --Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights A ruthless princess and a powerful priestess come together to rewrite the fate of an empire in this "fiercely and unapologetically feminist tale of endurance and revolution set against a gorgeous, unique magical world" (S. A. Chakraborty). Exiled by her despotic brother, princess Malini spends her days dreaming of vengeance while imprisoned in the Hirana: an ancient cliffside temple that was once the revered source of the magical deathless waters but is now little more than a decaying ruin.   The secrets of the Hirana call to Priya. But in order to keep the truth of her past safely hidden, she works as a servant in the loathed regent's household, biting her tongue and cleaning Malini's chambers.   But when Malini witnesses Priya's true nature, their destinies become irrevocably tangled. One is a ruthless princess seeking to steal a throne. The other a powerful priestess seeking to save her family. Together, they will set an empire ablaze. "An intimate, complex, magical study of empire and the people caught in its bloody teeth. It's about resistance and power, histories both personal and political, and the heroes who must become monsters to survive. I loved it." --Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January "Suri's writing always brings me to another world; one full of wonders and terrors, where every detail feels intricately and carefully imagined. The Jasmine Throne is gripping and harrowing from the very start." --R. F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War "Suri's incandescent feminist masterpiece hits like a steel fist inside a velvet glove. Blisteringly furious and astonishingly tender by turns, its women take on the patriarchal empire with every weapon at their disposal. Their combined force will leave you as stunned and gasping as those who would deny them. Simply magnificent." --Shelley Parker-Chan, author of She Who Became the Sun "Truly, The Jasmine Throne is one of the best fantasies you'll read this summer - so do yourself a favor and just add to your TBR right now." --Culturess "A fierce, heart-wrenching exploration of the value and danger of love in a world of politics and power." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)  

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