Out on March 3rd!
I'm really happy to share this awesome upcoming release with you all: Rebel Queen,  a new brilliant historical fiction novel by the internationally bestselling author of Nefertiti and Cleopatra’s Daughter, will be out on March 3rd! Michelle Moran is back with the breathtaking story of Queen Lakshmi—India’s Joan of Arc—who against all odds defied the mighty British invasion to defend her beloved kingdom.

Below this post you can enter a great giveaway contest: it is open internationally, you can win and receive a signed hardback copy as well as gorgeous bangles directly from the author. If you participate in this giveaway, you can receive a free signed bookplate clicking  HERE and entering your details. The giveaway ends on February 9th. Good luck!

About the book

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the mid-nineteenth century, it expects a quick and easy conquest. India is fractured and divided into kingdoms, each independent and wary of one another, seemingly no match for the might of the English. But when they arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, the British army is met with a surprising challenge.

Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies—one male and one female—and rides into battle, determined to protect her country and her people. Although her soldiers may not appear at first to be formidable against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi refuses to back down from the empire determined to take away the land she loves.

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Told from the unexpected perspective of Sita—Queen Lakshmi’s most favored companion and most trusted soldier in the all-female army—Rebel Queen shines a light on a time and place rarely explored in historical fiction. In the tradition of her bestselling novel, Nefertiti, and through her strong, independent heroines fighting to make their way in a male dominated world, Michelle Moran brings nineteenth-century India to rich, vibrant life.

Discover more about Rebel Queen

You'll find plenty of information about Rebel Queen if you visit Michelle Moran's official website: you can read an excerpt, go behind the story through a Q & A with the author or reading about the people of Sita's world

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Vesper said...

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Linda said...

In reading about this heroine, I was reminded of Boudicca, another woman warrior who defended her country. I've never heard of this woman but am anxious to know more. Thanks for the giveaway.

bn100 said...

the character sounds interesting

karin said...

because the main character seems like an intriguing character

Unknown said...

It is nice to read stories about real events even if it has to be stretched to move entertaining. Women need to be fighters always and lead the people. Sometimes the past seems better then our times but its not really just reads better in romance

nrlymrtl said...

I read Michelle Moran's Nerftiti a few years back and it was awesome. So informative and such an entertaining tale. So , I have high expectations for this book.

junewilliams7 said...

I've never heard of Queen Lakshmi so am interested in reading about her. I am also curious how India could have a woman head of state and still become a nation where women have fewer rights than men. Looking forward to learning more about this period!

Unknown said...

My expectations for Rebel Queen are very high because I loved Michelle Moran's other books, especially Nefertiti.

Terry said...

I have loved all of Michelle's other book and expect nothing less from this one. This story is set in a time period and region I know nothing about so I look forward to learning lots of new things.