A Spark of White Fire (Celestial Trilogy Book 1)
This is a YA space opera retelling of the Mahabrahata. No one knows Princess Esmae is still alive until she wins a competition and comes back to her family’s kingdom to claim what’s hers. She’s back for the sake of her family, even if her estranged family doesn’t see it that way. It’s about love and belonging and how to cope when your allegiance is torn. Plus, there’s a sentient warship named Titania. This is a fun, fast-paced read.
The first book in a scifi retelling of the Mahabrahata. When Esmae wins a contest of skill, she sets off events that trigger an inevitable and unwinnable war that pits her against the family she would give anything to return to.
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.
Raised alone and far away from her home on Kali, Esmae longs to return to her family. When the King of Wychstar offers to gift the unbeatable, sentient warship Titania to a warrior that can win his competition, she sees her way home: she’ll enter the competition, reveal her true identity to the world, 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.