GUL haS SPENT HER LIFE RUNNING. She has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls Bhathena
with such birthmarks have been disappearing for years. Gul’s mark is what caused her parents’ murder at the hand of
King Lohar’s ruthless soldiers and forced her into hiding to protect her own life. So when a group of rebel women called
the Sisters of the Golden Lotus rescue her, take her in, and train her in warrior magic, Gul wants only one thing: revenge.
Cavas lives in the tenements, and he’s just about ready to sign his life over to the king’s army. His father is terminally
ill, and Cavas will do anything to save him. But sparks fly when he meets a mysterious girl—Gul—in the capital’s bazaar,
and as the chemistry between them undeniably grows, he becomes entangled in a mission of vengeance—and discovers a
magic he never expected to find. Dangerous circumstances bring Gul and Cavas together at the king’s domain in Ambar
Fort . . . a world with secrets deadlier than their own.
Inspired by medieval India, this is the first in a stunning fantasy duology by Tanaz Bhathena, exploring identity, class
struggles, and high-stakes romance against a breathtaking magical backdrop.