The Crown & The Arrow (The Wrath And The Dawn #0.5)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books For Young Readers
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Summary: Seventy-one days and seventy-one nights had come and gone since Khalid began killing his brides. This dawn, Khalid would mark the loss of the seventy-second girl, Shahrzad al-Khayzuran. Khalid didn’t know how many more of these dawns he could take. And there was something about this latest girl that piqued his interest. Not only had she volunteered to marry him, but at their wedding ceremony, she had seemed not the least bit afraid. In fact, what he had seen in her eyes was nothing short of pure hatred. She was about to lose her life. Why wasn’t she afraid? Why did she hate him so? He had never before gone to his wife’s chambers before her death at dawn. Tonight would be different.
My Thoughts: This novella was too short! I need more!
While I did enjoy The Wrath And The Dawn, I just wasn’t clicking w/ Khalid.
However, after reading this novella, I definitely liked him a lot more.
Knowing more about his thoughts before he even met Shazi definitely revealed more to his complexity as a character we see in Wrath!
As with The Wrath And The Dawn, Renee’s writing style is vivid and really captures setting and tone perfectly!
Renee’s writing is lush + exquisite and you can see that with each and every line in Wrath and especially in this novella!
“Do not fear what the setting sun may bring. Where there is a setting sun there is also a rising one” (page 1)
Overall a great fast-paced novella which gives more insight into a truly complex character!