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The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana (from a Two Thumbs Up reviewer)

by McNally Robinson - Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 6:10pm

Until now, the idyllic kingdom of Shalingar has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit of Emperor Sikander friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything to save her people. But her offer isn't enough. The palace is soon under siege, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, but for an oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave and managed to escape amid the chaos. Amrita and Thala are forced to rely on one another. She soon encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for each of them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them.

The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana was a novel I could not get into. It was a book I had been highly anticipating for a while, but I believe the hype may have gotten to my head on this one. Unfortunately, this read resulted in a DNF. The story to me sounded really intriguing to my reading tastes. Especially with the idea in store that the main character would be a female protagonist for all to look out for. The set back I had was that I couldn't connect with the character right away and for me that is a dealbreaker. I would still try to pick up any future works by this author. It’s just unfortunately not the book for me.

- Sabrina, a Two Thumbs Up reviewer

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Two Thumbs Up

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No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to save her people. But her offer isn't enough. The palace is soon under siege, and Amrita finds herself a fugitive, utterly alone but for an oracle named Thala, who was kept by Sikander as a slave and managed to escape amid the chaos. With nothing and no one else to turn to, Amrita and Thala are forced to rely on one another. But while Amrita feels responsible for her kingdom and sets out to warn her people, the newly free Thala has no such ties. She encourages Amrita to go on a quest to find the fabled Library of All Things, where it is possible for each of them to reverse their fates. To go back to before Sikander took everything from them. Stripped of all that she loves, caught between her rosy past and an unknown future, will Amrita be able to restore what was lost, or does another life—and another love—await?