Beneath A Marble Sky >> book review | book nook
I read this funny, yet oh so true quote on Pinterest recently. It goes -
"That moment when you finish a book, look around, and realize that everyone is just carrying on with their lives...as though you didn't just experience emotional trauma at the hands of a paperback."
That pretty much 100% sums up how I feel about this book.
This book was UHHHHH-MAZING. I really can't even describe it! It was an emotional journey, good and bad, difficult yet so easy. My sister-in-law, Kels, let me borrow this book, and when she handed it over, she said "You will LOVE this story." I wonder if she knew just how much, and on what level that would end up being true?
Gathered from bits of historical facts and combined with a perfect amount of fiction - Beneath A Marble Sky is the story of the Taj Mahal, how and why it was built and the lives around it as its marble climbed toward the sky. And while it might not be all fact, you're going to WISH it were. Written in first person of a seventeenth century PRINCESS - and written by a modern day male - your mind will be blown at John Shor's incredible ability to make Princess Jahanara so real, and so relatable.
Her story is one of real life, real family drama, jealousy and grit. But also one of real love, out-of-this-world connection, the truest forms of friendship, and what life is really all about.
Read it. Read it now.