Soraya Gamo was meant to be queen of Qilara, until an Arnath slave rebellion destroyed the monarchy and the capital city Now, improbably, she sits on the new Ruling Council beside her former enemies, finally holding the political power she always wanted but over a nation in ruins As she works to rebuild Qilara, she can, at last, use what everyone once told her to hide Soraya Gamo was meant to be queen of Qilara, until an Arnath slave rebellion destroyed the monarchy and the capital city Now, improbably, she sits on the new Ruling Council beside her former enemies, finally holding the political power she always wanted but over a nation in ruins As she works to rebuild Qilara, she can, at last, use what everyone once told her to hide her brain.But not everyone is ready to accept the new equality that the Ruling Council has decreed between the Arnathim and Qilarites So when a slave ship arrives in the city, full of Arnathim captured before Qilara fell the civil unrest that has been bubbling since the rebellion erupts.Forced to confront her own prejudices, Soraya struggles to gain the trust of the Arnath people she once disregarded and establish peace in what has become chaos With the threat of attacks high, Gelti, a former guard captain, trains Soraya in self defense As the two grow close, tension within the city ramps up, with danger, betrayal, and deception meeting Soraya everywhere she turns Friends become foes, adversaries become companions, and the clashing of classes threatens to unravel all the good Soraya has been trying to do Can Soraya, raised to be a proper Qilarite lady, learn to be a true leader Or will the sins of her past forever haunt the footsteps of her future Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle Pla
Dagger and Coin Soraya Gamo was meant to be queen of Qilara until an Arnath slave rebellion destroyed the monarchy and the capital city Now improbably she sits on the new Ruling Council beside her former enemies
For those who have asked what book 2 will be about Dagger and Coin picks up about 30 days after the events of Sword and Verse However, I prefer to think of it as a companion novel rather than a sequel, because it focuses on a different protagonist and can be enjoyed even if you haven t read the first book The main character in Dagger and Coin is Soraya Gamo, the heiress who was engaged to Mati and was all set to become queen We saw in Sword and Verse that Soraya was much than just a pre For thos [...]
Soooo, what s this going to be about I didn t think there was room left for a sequel, to be honest
I could not put this book down I was reading late into the night, and leaving all the things I should have been doing for another time Dagger and Coin takes place shortly after then end of Sword and Verse, but this story is from the point of view of Soraya, one of the antagonists from Book 1.Soraya was fascinating She knew how to wield power, and she was smart and capable Yet as a woman, she is constantly being underestimated and looked down on This book is about bringing two groups who wer I co [...]
I remember, when I wrote my review for MacMillan s first book in this epic fantasy setting, SWORD AND VERSE, talking about how people conflagrate romance and fantasy Particularly in the young adult genre, where romance subplots are so popular My point was that some reviewers got so caught up in critiquing the romance bit that they didn t even seem to acknowledge the fantasy This seems like a trend that is so ubiquitous that people rarely question it any SWORD AND VERSE is rife with actua I remem [...]
2018 I was wondering if I would read this one or not but well I have plenty of time to think, though I would like to continue the series.
5 5 starsRecommended for people who like revolution, strong female leads, magic, political intrigue, court politicsThis one was much better than Sword and Verse I think MacMillan listened to some reviewers or maybe reread her own writing, but 1 the narrator here had a much stronger and mature voice, and 2 the narrator even pointed out how naive Raisa and Mati were in the previous book at the beginning of this one.Soraya, the ex fiancee of Mati and one of the members of [...]