A Pakistan-inspired fantasy, retelling the story of “The Lady or the Tiger?”, in which a fiercely loyal princess tries to prove her grandfather’s innocence in an attack on neighboring leaders, while she navigates forbidden love and court intrigues alongside the handsome ambassador determined to prove her wrong.
“Qureshi sets up a world in which readers can easily lose themselves . . . this is a notable debut with an original point of view and a riveting plot.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Aamna Qureshi writes of a world steeped in rich culture and tumultuous politics with an expert hand. The Lady or The Lion is a gorgeous read.” —Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights
“Dramatic and engrossing: a tale of royal intrigue and romance.” —Kirkus Reviews
“VERDICT: A clever twist on a classic tale, this is one to purchase for library shelves as readers will be eager to know what happens next.” —School Library Journal"