[From Orbit’s blog] Inspired by the history and epics of India, THE JASMINE THRONE follows a captive princess and a servant in possession of forbidden magic as they become unlikely allies on a dark journey to save their empire from a tyrant king. With her signature “lyrical prose, intricate world building, beautifully imagined characters, and compelling immersive folklore,” (Booklist) Suri has created a sweeping tale about powerful women looking to claim their rightful inheritances, replete with grand and ancient magic, and set in a world where lush forests and crumbling temples have secrets at their hearts. We are so excited for you to read it next year!
Last time I announced a deal for Tasha, I’d offered rep in August 2017. Flash forward two years and two books later to August 2019. Tasha submitted her option materials to Orbit, with plans to continue The Books of Ambha, but Orbit saw something more. This story can’t be contained in one book, they said. This story needs to stand on its own. This story, they said, is powerful.
Of course I believe in Tasha’s ability to write grand stories so gut-wrenchingly beautiful it makes my heart ache. But hearing Orbit say that about her option materials for what was meant to be one novel spoke volumes: Tasha’s publisher believed in her too.
When I shared the news to Tasha, it’s safe to say we were both astonished and overwhelmed in the best way. There was a moment of stunned silence, and then Tasha said, “Okay…I could definitely do that. What if…” and the brainstorming began. A whole trilogy grew before our eyes, grand and beautiful and dark and epic and complicated and emotional. She resubmitted her option materials, and Orbit said yes. Yes, this trilogy is it.