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Game of Queens

A Novel of Vashti and Esther

India Edghill


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For fans of The Red Tent and The Dovekeepers, India Edghill breathes new life into the biblical story of Vashti and Esther with her signature historical richness, epic scope, and sweeping romance.
You may know part of the story already, but you only know what history has passed along. The story of how Vashti, Queen of Queens, the most beautiful woman in all the empire, defied the king her husband and so lost her crown. The story of how Ahasuerus, King of Kings, commanded that the most beautiful maidens be sent to his court so he might choose a new queen. And you may know how he set the queen's crown upon the head of the virtuous and beautiful Esther, and how Queen Esther herself defied both king and law to save her people from a treacherous fate.

What India Edghill brings us in Game of Queens is the story of power and treachery, blood and deception, bravery and romance that surrounds the court of Ahasuerus and brings to life two of the most celebrated female heroines in all of history.

Praise For Game of Queens: A Novel of Vashti and Esther

“Edghill offers another winning tale of strong Old Testament women whose faith, intelligence, and courage changed the course of history.” —Library Journal

“A simply told yet powerful story. Readers will be intrigued.” —Historical Romance Reviews

“A good read with a compelling plot and rich detail ... deserves a place on bookshelves with Edghill's first novel, Queenmaker, and Anita Diamant's trendsetting The Red Tent.” —Associated Press on Delilah

“Edghill has crafted a powerful, lyrical novel and created two unforgettable characters.” —Library Journal, starred review on Delilah

“A spellbinding, emotionally powerful reinvention of a timeless tale from a master of lyrical language. With Delilah, India Edghill has written a song of the heart set among clashing kingdoms and created an historical novel to savor.” —New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan on Delilah

“Richly textured, thrilling, and totally fascinating, this sweeping saga is sure to captivate readers across the board.” —Booklist

St. Martin's Press, 9780312338930, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

About the Author

India Edghill is a librarian living in the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York. She is the author of Wisdom's Daughter, which was a Romantic Times Nominee for Best Historical Fiction, Queenmaker and Delilah.