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The Wrath and the Dawn

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781473657946

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 29th December 2016

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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.”

Reviews

An exceptional story, beautifully written
Carrie Ryan, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Forest of Hands and Teeth</i>
Lushly imagined and powerfully characterized, it's a potent page-turner of intrigue and romance
Publishers Weekly
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
Dreamily romantic, deliciously angst-y, addictively thrilling
Kirkus Reviews
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
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
This inventive young adult retelling of The Arabian Nights walks a delicate line in its depiction of a monstrous man, but puts the power in the hands of a courageous heroine who is determined to stop the senseless brutalities inflicted upon so many women
TIME Magazine, 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time

The Wrath and the Dawn