Three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched world.Death and Night

He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes.

Poison and Gold

Now that her wish for a choice has come true, Aasha struggles to control her powers. But when an opportunity to help Queen Gauri and King Vikram’s new reign presents itself, she is thrown into the path of the fearsome yet enchanting Spy Mistress. To help her friends, Aasha will have to battle her insecurities and perhaps, along the way, find love.

Rose and Sword

There is a tale whispered in the dark of the Empire of Bharat-Jain. A tale of a bride who loses her bridegroom on the eve of her wedding. But is it a tale or a truth?



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!



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