Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Rose & The Dagger Review...

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, she found instead an extraordinary man and a love she could not deny. Still, a curse threatens to keep Shazi and Khalid apart forever.

Now she’s reunited with her family, who have found refuge in the desert, where a deadly force is gathering against Khalid—a force set on destroying his empire and commanded by Shazi’s spurned childhood sweetheart. Trapped between loyalties to those she loves, the only thing Shazi can do is act. Using the burgeoning magic within her as a guide, she strikes out on her own to end both this terrible curse and the brewing war once and for all. But to do it, she must evade enemies of her own to stay alive.

The saga that began with The Wrath and the Dawn takes its final turn as Shahrzad risks everything to find her way back to her one true love again.



This was just wow...

So this book revolves around Khalid trying to rebuild his kingdom and Shahrzad trying to save both her father and break the curse on Khalid.  At the end of book one Shahrzad fled from the city of Rey in hopes of breaking the curse on Khalid.  This book starts with her in a desert tent city with her sister, Irsa, her Uncle and her father.  Khalid sneaks off to disguise to help the people of Rey rebuild.  Can Shahrzad and Khalid break the curse together?  Will secrets and hidden truths come to light?  Will everybody get what they want in the end?

I love these characters so much and I am really wishing there was  another book in the series.  I want to know so much more about these characters that it isn't funny.  This world is one that I would truly enjoy living in, in real life.  I could see myself being friends with Shazi and Khalid and most of the other characters.  They are so real and enigmatic.  This book mostly followed Shahrzad but I truly enjoyed every second of the plot.  The flow and pace were good although there were parts that moved kind of slow.

I look forward to reading more of Renee's books.  I have loved every second of this series and will be reading the novella's at some point.  Renee's writing style is amazing and I love the story telling she included in this book.

5 magic stars!

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