The Majesties

The Majesties

In this riveting tale about the secrets and betrayals that can accompany exorbitant wealth, two sisters from a Chinese-Indonesian family grapple with the past after one of them poisons their entire family.

Gwendolyn and Estella have always been as close as sisters can be. Growing up in a wealthy, eminent, and sometimes deceitful family, they’ve relied on each other for support and confidence. But now Gwendolyn is lying in a coma, the sole survivor of Estella’s poisoning of their whole clan.

As Gwendolyn struggles to regain consciousness, she desperately retraces her memories, trying to uncover the moment that led to this shocking and brutal act. Was it their aunt’s mysterious death at sea? Estella’s unhappy marriage to a dangerously brutish man? Or were the shifting loyalties and unspoken resentments at the heart of their opulent world too much to bear? Can Gwendolyn, at last, confront the carefully buried mysteries in their family’s past and the truth about who she and her sister really are?

Traveling from the luxurious world of the rich and powerful in Indonesia to the most spectacular shows at Paris Fashion Week, from the sunny coasts of California to the melting pot of Melbourne’s university scene, The Majesties is a haunting and deeply evocative novel about the dark secrets that can build a family empire—and also bring it crashing down.

Title:The Majesties
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982115500
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    The Majesties Reviews

  • Felicia

    Go read the description for this book. Just bear with me here... go on.I'll wait.*insert final Jeopardy theme music*Sounds dramatic, mysterious, thrilling even. I mean it says "riveting and disquietin...

  • Carol (Bookaria)

    This novel is described as a thriller in the lines of Crazy Rich Asians as if it had been written by Gillian Flynn. It was more of a family drama where the main character opens the story by waking up ...

  • Michelle

    2.5 rounded up. Part of me thinks I’m being generous, but then I don’t know. Telling you what I think about this book will be very challenging. You will get a different answer every time. I haven'...

  • Monica

    I’m not positive how I feel about this story. There were very interesting parts but it was mostly wealthy,egotistical people looking down on the general public. As stated with lots of sub-par storie...

  • Jesse bowtiesandbooks

    Synopsis Gwendolyn wakes - deeply injured and blinded - in a hospital bed. The sole survivor of a poisoning that has claimed the lives of her entire family. Her sister, closest confidant and best frie...

  • Chelsey (a_novel_idea11)

    What a BOLD beginning! The novel starts with Gwendolyn - our narrator - in the hospital. She’s the sole survivor of a mass murder. The scene: her Opa’s birthday partyThe guests/victims: her wealth...

  • Karima chermiti

    2.5 " dissapointing " Stars The Majesties , a story about family wealth and the betrayals , disappointments and heartbreak that comes with it , is deceitfully engaging only to lose the intrigue and d...

  • Elle

    There has been a massacre. In the first sentence of the first chapter, the narrator, Gwendolyn, reveals that her sister Estella murdered three hundred people. They’re members of her family, extended...

  • Jennifer

    The Majesties is a book about two sisters. This book is being marketed as a thriller. But IMO it is not really a thriller.The narrator is Gwendolyn (1st person POV). Her family is Chinese and lives in...

  • Kitty Marie

    This was a mostly blind read. All I knew were a few vague things like the cover being gorgeous and intriguing. Also, that it’s Asian-American fiction, probably literary, and centers around a family....