This is book number 2 in the Star-Touched series.
From the author of The Star-Touched Queen comes a beautiful lush fantasy, Roshani Chokshi's A Crown of Wishes.
Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes – a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.
Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.
Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.
"In this high fantasy steeped in Hindu legends, narrator Priya Ayyar uses accents and character voices to distinguish the wide variety of creatures inhabiting a richly magical world within a world. ...Ayyar's presentation of Vikram is playfully perfect." -AudioFile
"It's rare when a book surpasses it's predecessor and leaves me wanting more but the audiobook of A CROWN OF WISHES by Roshani Chokshi accomplishes that and so much more. It's an epic tale as magical as it is action-packed and narrated with such realism and depth of emotion that you will be hard pressed not to close your eyes as you get whisked away to far away lands of dreams and wishes." -Tales of the Ravenous Reader blog