The Crown and the Arrow by Renée Ahdieh
The Wrath and the Dawn #0.5
Finished on March 7th
“She was indeed small of stature. But not a girl to be dismissed. Not at all.”
In this short story we get to know the moment Khalid found out Shahrzad had volunteered to be his next bride. The next bride to die. We get to know every thought that crossed his mind from that moment to the moment they met and Khalid made the choice to break his own rules in order to learn the truth about Shahrzad’s hate. A hate with the fire of a rising sun.
We also get a taste of Khalid’s self-loathing.
“He was good at that. Good at robbing the world of light, even in its barest measure.”
Like The Wrath and the Dawn, The Crown and the Arrow is beautifully written. I would read anything written by Renée Ahdieh, she truly has a way with words. My only problem with this is that it left me craving for more!
“Do not fear what the setting sun may bring. Where there is a setting sun, there is a rising one.”