The Rose and the Dagger
Sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn
Shahrzad has been torn from her husband Khalid, and her childhood sweetheart, Tariq, now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's empire. Caught between loyalties to people she loves, Shahrzad refuses to be a pawn. Map of Khorasan.
JLG Release: Sep 2016
Awards & Honors
Goodreads Choice Awards 2016, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal*, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
School Library Journal
This sequel picks up right where The Wrath and the Dawn left off. Shahrzad is enduring a self-inflicted banishment to the desert since her father’s attempt at magic left the city of Rey in ruins. Intent on discovering a way to end Khalid’s terrible curse, she and her sister care for their ailing father [STARRED REVIEW]
This sequel picks up right where The Wrath and the Dawn left off. Shahrzad is enduring a self-inflicted banishment to the desert since her father’s attempt at magic left the city of Rey in ruins. Intent on discovering a way to end Khalid’s terrible curse, she and her sister care for their ailing father while negotiating the dangerous political tensions in their camp. Shahrzad must learn whom she can trust while seeking the most potent, and therefore volatile, magic in the world. Meanwhile, Khalid is still in Rey, secretly helping to rebuild the city while suffering from the painful consequences of resisting the mandate of his curse. Fans of the previous volume will not be disappointed with the second installment of this epic retelling of One Thousand and One Nights. This entry succeeds in every way. Beautiful, lyrical writing combines with a cohesive plot, richly drawn backdrop, and just the right mix of action and romance to create an undeniable new classic. The author does not summarize the events of the first book, so some readers will be confused until they remember the secondary characters and their significance. However, the fascinating protagonists, nonstop action, and compelling dialogue will suck them back in and hold them there right up until the thrilling conclusion. VERDICT A first purchase, especially for fans of lush retellings.—Sunnie Scarpa, Wallingford Public Library, CT
5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Level 5.3; Points: 15;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A