This a beautiful and artistic book describing the magnificence of the great Taj Mahal and how it came into being. It is a remarkable story of the long dynasty that lead up to the creation of one of the great wonders of the world. This book is historically acute with correct dates and figures. Mann goes into detail when describing that characters in this book, making it relatable to the readers. Mann also decides to add real paintings of the figures she describes in detail in her book.