Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn book 2)
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t read the first book in the series, The Wrath and the Dawn, Stop! I don’t want to ruin the story for you.
“I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.”
“In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.
While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn't yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.” - Goodreads.com
Can the city of Rey be rebuilt? Will Despina allow Jalal into her and their child’s lives? Does Tariq allow the love of his life, Shahrzad, to live her own? What kind of magic does Jahander’s book contain and what powers does he possess? Can Shazi help Khalid end the curse? Will the two be able to have their own happily ever after?
With an on the edge of your seat action that is both gripping and heart wrenching, fans of the first book will be richly rewarded with an ending that is infinitely better than the fantastic beginning. LOVED this book!!!!!
Visit Renee Ahdieh’s website.
Three enovellas have also been released.
The Moth and the Flame (book 0.25) is the story of the, Jalal al-Khoury, Captain of the Guard, and Despina.
The Crown and the Arrow (book 0.5) is the story of the night Khalid visits his seventy-second bride, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran, the girl who intrigues him (Free ebook) The Mirror and the Maze (book 1.5) takes place when Khalid finds the city of Rey burning and Shahrzad gone. (Free ebook)