“ I stepped into the house with a grim look, unsure of what to expect. The house was huge, with one marble staircase and ginormous rooms surrounding a central courtyard. The central courtyard was lined with beautiful potted plants, a swing, swaying calmly, at the back. Suddenly, I realised someone was watching me, with a vexed expression.”
At 14, Preeya was being forced to sacrifice as a sati. Eleven-year-old Maira condemned to be a servant cannot come to terms with this. Can Maira save Preeya and herself from their dictated destinies? Will they see the sun rise ever again?