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Publisher Description

Instant New York Times Bestseller

The much anticipated sequel to the breathtaking The Wrath and the Dawn, lauded by Publishers Weekly as "a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance."

I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

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 with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid's 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, Jahandar, 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.

Young Adult
April 26
Penguin Young Readers Group

Customer Reviews

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Won the ARC in a twitter giveaway. This book is all i could have wanted in a sequel. It was even more than what id expected, completely spectacular!

April775 ,

Did not fall flat

I have never been so satisfied with a sequel. I got everything I needed from it to have a healthy breakup and feel closure from this series.


I so appreciate the ending when we go full circle and here of children. When you get this close to the characters and love them all, it would be cruel not to have this closure.

Thank you for letting me escape my life to such an amazingly vivid world.

Sharsade ,

The Rose and the Dagger

I enjoyed reading this story! Read both books in a few days! I highly recommend it

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