(The Star-Touched Queen 2.5)
by Roshani Chokshi
Published by St. Martin's Press
*Release Date: August 7, 2018
Plot: Three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched World.
DEATH AND NIGHT
He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes.
POISON AND GOLD
Now that her wish for a choice has come true, Aasha struggles to control her powers. But when an opportunity to help Gauri and Vikram's new reign presents itself, she will have to battle her insecurities and maybe, along the way, find love.
ROSE AND SWORD
There is a tale whispered in the dark of the Empire of Bharat-Jain. A tale of a bride who loses her bridegroom on the eve of her wedding. But is it a tale or a truth? (2018, Goodreads.com)
Review: Since I read both books in the Star-Touched Queen series I just had to read this too! If you have not read this series, I recommend that you don't start with this book. It is meant to be read after the other two.
Death and Night is a short story of Maya and the Dharma Raja and how they initially met. It does not start right before The Star-Touched Queen book. It is way before all that. It was nice to see how their love story all began. It is only their courtship and not anything after that. Poison and Gold is Aasha's story after the The Crown of Wishes ends. Not right after, but sometime after. So you get to see what happens to her, which was interesting! Rose and Sword is mostly the story of Guari and Vikram right before their wedding. It is told through the eyes of Guari as an old grandma telling her pre-wedding trails to her granddaughter.
Definitely a must read if you loved the Star-Touched Queen series!
*A DRC was given for an honest review.
Rating: 5 Hearts!💖💖💖💖💖