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Tasha Suri was born in Harrow, North-West London. The daughter of Punjabi parents, she spent many childhood holidays exploring India with her family, and still fondly remembers the time she was chased around the Taj Mahal by an irate tour guide. She studied English and Creative Writing at Warwick University, and now lives in London where she works as a librarian. To no one's surprise, she owns a cat. A love of period Bollywood films, history and mythology led her to begin writing South Asian influenced fantasy.

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction
New Books
August 2022

The Oleander Sword
(Burning Kingdoms, book 2)
Series contributed to
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (2019) : Empire of Sand
John W. Campbell Best Book nominee (2020) : Empire of Sand

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"A fiercely weird, breathtaking biopunk tale of alien invasion, Rosewater is ambitious and smart and very, very cool."
The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep (2019)
H G Parry
"A joyous adventure through all the tales you've ever loved. Funny, charming, clever and heartfelt, you're absolutely going to adore The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep."
Crown of Coral and Pearl (2019)
(Crown of Coral and Pearl, book 1)
Mara Rutherford
"Lyrical and magical, Crown of Coral and Pearl is pure enchantment with a heart as deep as the sea."
The Bone Ships (2019)
(Tide Child Trilogy, book 1)
RJ Barker
"The Bone Ships is a viciously exciting adventure. I loved every second of it."
There Will Come a Darkness (2019)
(Age of Darkness , book 1)
Katy Rose Pool
"Unforgettable . . . feels both utterly original and like the best of classic fantasy."
The Throne of the Five Winds (2019)
(Hostage of Empire, book 1)
S C Emmett
"Intricate, elegant and sharp as a blade -- The Throne of the Five Winds is sweeping political fantasy at its finest."
Queen of the Conquered (2019)
(Islands of Blood and Storm, book 1)
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"Kacen Callender depicts colonialism, rage and the terrible price of power with haunting, unflinching eloquence. Queen of the Conquered is a heart-stopping masterpiece."
Rule (2020)
(Unraveled Kingdom, book 3)
Rowenna Miller
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Hunted by the Sky (2020)
(Wrath of Ambar, book 1)
Tanaz Bhathena
"An epic adventure you don't want to miss."
Girl, Serpent, Thorn (2020)
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"Monstrously beautiful and enchanting, Girl, Serpent, Thorn is a fairytale for anyone who has ever feared the poison in their own heart. I loved this queer, subversive, lyrical and deeply affirming book."
Star Daughter (2020)
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"Luminously beautiful, with a mythic heart."
The Midnight Bargain (2020)
C L Polk
"A sparkling, incisive, and razor-sharp fantasy of manners. A must read for anyone who loves stories where romance and fantasy meet."
The Unbroken (2021)
(Magic of the Lost, book 1)
C L Clark
"Grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. A perfect military fantasy: brutal, complex, human and impossible to put down."
Malice (2021)
(Malice Duology, book 1)
Heather Walter
"Malice is the dark and wicked heart of a fairytale carved into a book. This story is beautiful, vicious magic."
The Devil Makes Three (2021)
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"A glorious, darkly atmospheric journey into the disturbing power of books, ink and the horrors that live inside them."
Daughter of the Moon Goddess (2022)
(Celestial Kingdom Duology, book 1)
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"With all the beauty and heartbreak of a Chinese fantasy drama, Daughter of the Moon Goddess is an enchanting joy from start to finish."
The Ivory Key (2022)
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Kaikeyi (2022)
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The Final Strife (2022)
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Dauntless (2022)
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Davinia Evans
"Notorious Sorcerer is a firework of a fantasy novel: vibrant, explosive, deliciously dangerous and impossibly fun. A must-read debut."

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