Of Light and Shadow: A Fantasy Romance Novel Inspired by Indian Mythology


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$21.99  $20.45
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
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6.3 X 9.0 X 1.6 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Tanaz Bhathena is an award-winning Zoroastrian author of contemporary and fantasy fiction. Her books include Hunted by the Sky, which won the White Pine Award and the Bapsi Sidhwa Literary Prize, and The Beauty of the Moment, which won the Nautilus Gold Award for Young Adult Fiction. Her acclaimed debut, A Girl Like That, was named a Best Book of the Year by numerous outlets including The Globe and Mail, Seventeen, and The Times of India. Born in India and raised in Saudi Arabia and Canada, Tanaz lives in Mississauga, Ontario, with her family.


"An absolute page-turner. Perfect for fans of swoon-worthy romance against a backdrop of rich epic fantasy." - Susan Dennard, New York Times-bestselling author of the Witchlands series

"A story that will keep you helplessly turning the page."
- C. S. Pacat, New York Times-bestselling author of Dark Rise and The Captive Prince trilogy

"With its deep-dive world-building, complex characters, and energetic storyline, Of Light and Shadow delivers a ragingly good read. Come for the luscious, historically-inspired setting and stay for the pitch-perfect emotional journey of Roshan and Navin." - Megan Bannen, author of The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy and Soulswift

"Evocative writing and layered world building bring the glittering cities and brutal badlands of Jwala to life." - Nicki Pau Preto, author of The Crown of Feathers trilogy

"Bhathena once again showcases her lush writing and tremendous world-building skills; this is a satisfyingly suspenseful, romantic, and adventurous tale." - Teen Vogue

"With this standalone romantic fantasy, Tanaz Bhathena delivers." - Jodi Meadows, New York Times-bestselling author of My Plain Jane and the Fallen Isles Trilogy

"A spoiled prince and an infamous outlaw forge an unlikely alliance in this dazzling adventure." - Publishers Weekly

"An enchanting romantic fantasy weaving together history, magic, and inspired resistance." - Kirkus

"A worthwhile fantasy with a sobering reminder that those who write history don't always tell the truth." - Booklist

"Recommended for readers who enjoy strong heroines, romance, and political intrigue combined with fantastical worldbuilding." - School Library Journal