The Wrath and the Dawn
One of TIME magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time
A #1 New York Times bestseller and a sumptuous, epic tale inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.
‘A riveting Game of Thrones meets Arabian Nights love story’ US Weekly
Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a terrible surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she may be falling in love with a murderer.
Shazi discovers that the villainous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. It’s up to her to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.
“So you would have me throw Shazi to the wolves?”
“Shazi? Honestly, I pity the wolves.”
Don't be surprised if the pages melt away and you find yourself racing through warm, golden sands or drinking spiced wine in cool marble courtyards. This is an intoxicating gem of a story. You will fall in love, just as I did. -- Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend series and The Young Elites Ahdieh weaves a world that is lush with detail. You will want to hear, taste, and touch everything. But it's not just the world that is vividly alive. The characters are fascinating too: I loved the friendships, romance, and shifts in feeling. A beautifully written book, The Wrath and the Dawn is a story I could not put down. -- Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner's Trilogy Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling. * Kirkus Reviews * Set against a backdrop of political intrigue and a simmering revolution, this is a carefully constructed narrative of uncertain loyalties, searing romance, and subtle magic in a harsh desert city. * Booklist, starred review * Lushly imagined and powerfully characterized, it's a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance. * Publishers Weekly * An exceptional story, beautifully written -- Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth
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