A stunning new historical children’s novel from Costa Award-winning author of Asha & the Spirit Bird. Nush is maharani of an Indian kingdom. The British East India Company has already taken land and their most divine jewel, an emerald the size of a small apple.

When the Maharajah decides to go to England to ask Queen Victoria for help, Nush stows away on her father’s ship. This is her moment to shine and bring back the emerald that will heal the kingdom . .

. A fabulous new historical direction from Costa-winning and Waterstones-shortlisted author, Jasbinder Bilan. Themes of colonialism and identity, mixed with an action-packed royal mystery.