Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Wrath and The Dawn

Most Kindle owners have probably experienced the realization at 95% finished that there is no way the story can wrap up in time. That was how I realized The Wrath & The Dawn is the first in a series.

In an interesting retelling of A Thousand and One Nights, we learn of Shahrzad, who volunteers to marry a murderous Caliph who killed her best friend. She enters the relationship, bent on revenge, but ends up falling for Khalid. While her feelings have changed, everyone else still wants him dead. Now she must choose between her past with her family and her future with her love.

I was refreshed by reading a novel set in a time and place I haven't encountered much before. I enjoyed the rich details and characterization. Unfortunately, the novel kept diverting to the story of Shahrzad's father's strange quest for revenge, which was usually when I took a break. Still, I can't wait for the next book and hope that there is more romance in the sequel.

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