Episode 69: The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
AND WE’RE BACK! Season 5 begins with our discussion of The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri, the first book in the Burning Kingdoms series. This book is a multi-POV tale that mostly follows Priya, a young adult with magical powers who’s entire adopted family has been killed, and Malini, an exiled princess who is trying to steal the throne from her evil brother.
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This book was chosen by the wonderful Melisa @melisa.reads.it.all. You can follow her on instagram for more reviews of what she’s reading and for more book suggestions!
content warning for brief mention of child death
- Recommend if you like…
- An Ember in the Ashes*
- Game of Thrones
- Six of Crows*
- Children of Blood and Bone*
- The Poppy War * (adult)
- Neon Yang’s Tensorate series of fantasy/silk punk novels (adult)
These book share multiple POVs, have high fantasy vibes and lots of politicking going on
* we’ve done episodes for all of these books! but you don’t have to take our word for it – go ahead and scroll thru our episodes page 🙂
- Here’s an interview with the author that discusses the inspiration for the magical systems in the book and what real life things they’re based on
- Mary Oliver reads her poem “The Summer Day” (aka “The Grasshopper”)
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