The Rose and the Dagger
The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."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... show more
The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."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.
Publish date: 2016-05-03
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
I have mixed feelings about this book. Although I totally enjoyed it, I was not hooked. I don’t know if it’s because I was expecting something different, but it was just not as great as the first one. Still, I had a great time reading this and the characters were really amazing. The ending was, I ...
The darker the sky, the brighter the stars. In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad is forced from the arms of her beloved husband, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once thought Khalid a monster—a merciless killer of wives, responsible for immeasurable heartache and pain—but as she unraveled his secrets,...
Spoilers possible and I'm going negative here. Audiobook- not recommendedNarration 2.5 starsBook 3.5-the elders & men's voices were so terrible. I wanted to laugh, it took me out of the story. I didn't enjoy this second book nearly as much as the first. I think the narration destroyed the serious ed...
Some good ideas here in terms of plot and storytelling, including feminist high points that should do very well with today's market, and it's great to see such a thorough depiction of the cultural setting, involving characteristic fashion, architecture, food, names etc. but the story and the charact...
This is the second book in The Wrath and the Dawn duology, and the events pick up where the first book left off. I liked this book however I don’t feel like the two books in this duology really went together or maybe just the pacing of the events through the two books was off. Looking back at my r...