The Oleander Sword Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The Jasmine Throne has been hailed as a series opener that will "undoubtedly reshape the landscape of epic fantasy for years to come" (Booklist, starred). Now, award-winning author Tasha Suri's provocative and powerful Burning Kingdoms trilogy continues with The Oleander Sword.
The prophecy of the nameless god—the words that declared Malini the rightful empress of Parijatdvipa—has proven a blessing and curse. She is determined to claim the throne that fate offered her. But even with the strength of the rage in her heart and the army of loyal men by her side, deposing her brother is going to be a brutal and bloody fight.
The power of the deathless waters flows through Priya’s blood. Thrice born priestess, Elder of Ahiranya, Priya’s dream is to see her country rid of the rot that plagues it: both Parijatdvipa's poisonous rule, and the blooming sickness that is slowly spreading through all living things. But she doesn’t yet understand the truth of the magic she carries.
Their chosen paths once pulled them apart. But Malini and Priya's souls remain as entwined as their destinies. And they soon realize that coming together is the only way to save their kingdom from those who would rather see it burn—even if it will cost them.
Praise for the Burning Kingdoms trilogy:
"Lush and stunning...this sapphic fantasy will rip your heart out." —BuzzFeed News
"A fierce, heart-wrenching exploration of the value and danger of love." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Raises the bar for what epic fantasy should be.” —Chloe Gong, author of These Violent Delights
"This cutthroat and sapphic novel will grip you until the very end." —Vulture (Best of the Year)
"It left me breathless." —Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter
"I loved it.” —Alix E. Harrow, Hugo award-winning author of The Once and Future Witches
"Suri's incandescent feminist masterpiece hits like a steel fist inside a velvet glove." —Shelley Parker-Chan, author of She Who Became the Sun
For more from Tasha Suri, check out:
The Burning Kingdoms
The Jasmine Throne
The Oleander Sword
The Books of Ambha
Empire of Sand
Realm of Ash
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|Listening Length||19 hours and 8 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||August 16 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #9,286 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#20 in LGBTQ2S+ Science Fiction & Fantasy
#97 in Historical Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#201 in Lesbian Fiction
Top review from Canada
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All of the characters are pushed to their breaking points. No one leaves the story unscathed, and the finale is sure to leave readers shocked and thrilled.
Malini continued to grow in her power, becoming a fearsome empress by the end. Priya also pushed herself to the limits and paid a dear price for what and who she loved. Bhumika is still one of my favourites and her story broke my heart so many times. I adore Rao and his loyalty, and can’t wait to see where his journey goes next.
The plot balances various relationships and political plots. As with the previous book, it’s a slow but ultimately rewarding burn. The romance and friendships hit on a deeply emotional level, which makes the end of each arc all the more devastating.
The lore is expanded and adds to this breathtaking world. Tasha Suri writes with a beautiful style that almost makes this read like an ancient myth. This is a very unique and vividly imagined series. I can’t wait to see how it ends!
Top reviews from other countries
This is not a standalone story. It wasn't that long ago that I'd read the first book, and I still had to refer to the cast of characters reference every once in a while. Priya and Milina went their separate ways at the end of The Jasmine Throne, and this novel started off with both of them going forward with their plans for the future of their own regions. Priya and Bhumika used their thrice-born powers to try to keep and prevent the rot from spreading to more people and crops. Milina sought support for a war against her corrupt brother, Chandra. Chandra's fake Mother's fire was a challenge for Milina and her army, so she wrote to Priya, and she came out to help. The true source of the rot started to stalk Bhumika and Priya, becoming dangerous to their region, and the yaksa, the manifested rot spirits, began revealing their true intentions. The setup for book three is already making me excited for Suri's next book. So far, it's a fantastic series that many readers will love.