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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, author of the The City of Brass).
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.
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 and cleaning Malini’s chambers.
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 desperate to save her
family. Together, they will set an empire ablaze.