f you prefer your books to be visionary and mildly abstract with a touch of exotic lands ruled by kings in sumptuous palaces, then The Star-Touched Queen is for you. This isn't a book you can pick up and get lost in the story after a few pages. The description is vivid, the wording and metaphors are long but the fairy tale being told here is one that most will become enthralled in.
Roshani Chokshi takes us back to a era of Bharata, a wild and oriental land when Raja's ruled in palaces, and princesses wore beauty if only to make them more beautiful.
Maya is cursed with an unfortunate horoscope which tells of death and destruction. All revere the horoscope and Maya is shunned because of hers. But the king must end the war and bring together an alliance. Maya is the Princess who must marry for her country to find peace.