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The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman

Genre: Young Adult, Action
Publisher: Hot Keys Books
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Vira is desperate to get out of her mother’s shadow and establish her legacy as a revered queen of Ashoka. But with the country’s only quarry running out of magic – a precious resource that has kept Ashoka safe from conflict – she can barely protect her citizens from the looming threat of war. And if her enemies discover this, they’ll stop at nothing to seize the last of the magic.
Vira’s only hope is to find a mysterious object of legend: the Ivory Key, rumoured to unlock a new source of magic. But in order to infiltrate enemy territory and retrieve it, she must reunite with her siblings, torn apart by broken relationships and the different paths their lives have taken. Each of them has something to gain from finding the Ivory Key – and even more to lose if they fail. Ronak plans to sell it to the highest bidder in exchange for escape from his impending political and unwanted marriage. Kaleb, falsely accused of assassinating the former maharani, needs it to clear his name. And Riya, the runaway sibling who cut all family ties, wants the Key to prove her loyalty to the rebels who took her in.
They must work together to survive the treacherous journey. But with each sibling harbouring secrets and their own conflicting agendas, the very thing that brought them together could tear apart their family – and their world – for good.


My Thoughts

When you are young, reading about other worlds and cultures is reading about an imaginary world, somewhere you’ve never been with traditions that you are not aware of or ever thought about. When I was young, reading was my way to disconnect, let’s admit that it still happens, the best way to meet new people and new worlds, somewhere you don’t know full of adventures and beautiful landscapes. “The Ivory Key” is not only a book but a full new world, with their own traditions and magic for their day to day; but what happens when the “famous” magic of Ashoka disappears? 
This is the story of Vira, the new queen of Ashoka, a reign she doesn’t think she deserves and a mother’s voice that can’t keep out of her head; so, when she decides to search for the mystical “Ivory Key” will never expect to reunite with her estranged sibling again and have to trust them to restore the magic in their country. Do you think they’ll succeed? You’ll have to read the book if you want to know all the answers!
This is the first book of a duology, you’ll have to wait a while to read the next part, but believe me this book is so addictive and full of surprises that I would recommend you to start reading it right now!
Adventures, family secrets and magic, what more can you ask from a book? Good and addictive, this is a book I can’t stop thinking about.
Are you ready to find “The Ivory Key”?


About The Author

Akshaya Raman fell in love with writing when she wrote her first story at the age of ten. Though she graduated from UC Davis with a degree in biology, she gave up pursuing a career in science to write books. She is a co-founder and contributor to Writer’s Block Party, a group blog about writing and publishing, and has served on the planning teams of several book festivals. She lives in the Bay Area with an actual scaredy cat, and in her free time, she enjoys baking, traveling, and watching too much reality TV.