4 stars for this collection of small stories taking place in The Star Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes universe!
Told in a very poetic way Roshani is true to her gorgeous, hypnotic yet smart and intelligent writing!
It felt like reading a tale from India. Colorful, dreamy with fantastical creatures and gods.
I don’t think you really need to read her other books first but it would help to enjoy these small stories to their full potential.
My favorite is the one is about Death (Dharma Raja) and Night.
Death has been cursed and can never love. Yet he feels lonely and incomplete even with his faithful counselor Gupta.
But he has a revelation: he needs a wife!
He will propose marriage as a partnership without love.
Night is somewhat shunned by most immortals. They don’t really see Night as a time to rest and dream but rather a time for nightmares.
Yet Night dreams of love. She wants to change things not just sell dreams.
When Death meets Night he makes his intention clear but Night does not want to marry without love.
Death is determined to court Night and woo her with his incredible creations like a crystal garden.
Special mention too to Rose and Sword as I loved reading about Gauri telling her “fairy tale” to her grand-daughter!
If you love elegant prose and reading about exotic and mysterious tales just read it!
Have you read anything by Roshani?
Thanks for reading!