MY RATING : ★★★★★
«And I wonder if I might at last have found a queen for whom I could set the desert on fire.»
A demon has possessed the most powerful Prince of the Desert. The Prince is killing a wife every night until one day, there’s a woman who has the courage to stop it and survive through the nights. She’s going to discover the secrets behind the Prince’s mystic power s and his motives for murder.
“WHEN THE SKEPTIC SPOKE, IT WAS TO ENCOURAGE NEW THOUGHT. WHEN LO MELKHIIN SPOKE, IT WAS TO OBLITERATE THROUGH FEAR.”
This book will be compared to The Wrath and The Dawn, and it is still two completely different books. I loved this one as opposed to TWTD (sorry guys haha). I think this retelling did justice to the word “retelling”, it completely transforms the tales with subtle references to the original and it is told BRILLIANTLY. I loved reading the Prince’s section, one of the best out there. The writing is amazingly attractive and appealing and the sentence fluency has a mystical/magical feeling to it.
The characters are full of surprises! The main female character is such a witty kick-ass, the real representation of a fearless and brave woman. Not one time her name is mentioned and I find that fact actually intriguing ! It keeps it mysterious and sincere. The Prince Lo-Melkhin is charming, the Demon is even better LOL #rootingforthemvillains.
Some quotes I love :
“And they did not hunt with spears or arrows, but with their own minds.”
“Power twists men’s minds so easily.They bend toward it like a tree reaches for light and water.”
See you guys 😀
You can purchase the book @Chapters/Indigo !