The Wrath and the Dawn

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The Wrath and the Dawn Publisher's Summary

A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the 18-year-old caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when 16-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, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch...she's falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

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  • Book 1

    • The Wrath and the Dawn

    • By: Renee Ahdieh
    • Narrated by: Ariana Delawari
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 675
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 614
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616

    Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the 18-year-old caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when 16-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, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Story, Passable Narrator

    • By Shelby Ence on 10-24-15

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 1.5

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  • Book 2

    • The Rose & the Dagger

    • By: Renée Ahdieh
    • Narrated by: Ariana Delawari
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story - bad narration

    • By Christy Kost on 06-13-16

    Regular price: $38.50