May 9, 2017 by ceresbooksworld
Death and night by Roshani Chokshi
Book 0.5 in The Star-Touched Queen series
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication date: May 2nd, 2017
Source: eArc from the publisher
Rating: 4 hearts
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Before The Star-Touched Queen there was only 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.
Death and Night is the story of Maya and Amar before The Crown of Wishes.
It’s great to see their very first encounter, death and night, and as much to tell you that she did not make it easy.
I loved the story and I think it gives a little extra to their couple. They are so cute together, I loved their meeting and the fact that Amar is struggling to seduce her.
Maya is the Night and she’s alone, except for her only friend, Nritti. When Amar, the Death, comes to propose something to her, she resist, she takes her time and ask him three wish. And the beautiful thing in the story is that he gives her these three things.
This review won’t be long because the novel is not long, it’s a fast reading and if you liked The Crown of Wishes, you will love this story.
Roshani Chokshi has a gift with word, she can tell a story with beautiful words and you will feel them in your heart.
Quick word: A beautiful first encounter for an infinite love.
About the author
Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and the upcoming A CROWN OF WISHES, releasing March 28, 2017. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. Her short story, “The Star Maiden,” was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.