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 withenemies of Khalid, and Tariq her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalids 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, Jahander 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.
After reading book one I couldn’t wait to read The Rose and the Dagger and find out was Shahzad able to be with her one true love? Will the curse be destroyed? Will Tariq seek revenge on Khalid? Will everyone always think of him as a monster?
I loved this duology the magic, the suspense, also the little twist that I didn’t see coming it was such a great follow-up to The Wrath and the Dawn, the characters and the way they all intertwined into the story was perfect. I almost wished this series would continue on. And may I add how beautiful the book covers were I give this book a solid 5 out of 5 stars.
In truth, Tariq had known even then he could not win. That this was not a battle to be won. Only a fool would have continued to think otherwise. Yet Tariq had chosen to be a fool!
It was because they were two parts of a whole. He did not belong to her. And she did not belong to him. It was never about belonging to someone.
It was about belonging together
As always. As ever. As a rose to the Sun!