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A Spark of White Fire

(2018)
(The first book in the Celestial Trilogy series)
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A young woman risks everything to regain her family’s kingdom in the debut novel of this YA sci-fi trilogy based on the Mahabrahata.

In a universe of capricious gods, dark moons, and kingdoms built on the backs of spaceships, a cursed queen sends her infant daughter away, a jealous uncle steals the throne of Kali from his nephew, and an exiled prince vows to take his crown back.

Growing up far from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers an unbeatable warship as a prize to the finest warrior, Esmae decides to enter the competition. Her plan is to win the warship, reveal her true identity, and help her famous brother win back the crown of Kali. It’s a great plan. Until it falls apart.

Inspired by the Mahabharata and other ancient Indian stories, 
A Spark of White Fire is a lush, sweeping space opera about family, curses, and the endless battle between jealousy and love.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A vivid labyrinth of lies and loyalties. Mandanna has built a dazzling world?you'll see stardust every time you close your eyes." - Olivia A Cole

"Sangu Mandanna's A Spark of White Fire is full of brilliant, complex characters against a compelling mythological canvas. It's full of love and gods, reversals and surprises. I loved it and can't wait for the next book." - Kat Howard

"A gorgeous marriage of science fiction and fantasy. Meddling gods, princesses in exile, and cities aboard spaceships. This is nothing like you’ve ever read before." - Justina Ireland


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