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The Bird and the Blade
by Megan Bannen
As a slave in the Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything: her home, her family, her freedom … until the kingdom is conquered by enemy forces and she finds herself an unlikely conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his irascible father across the vast Mongol Empire. On the run, with adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead, Jinghua hatches a scheme to use the Kipchaks’ exile to return home, a plan that becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into a hopeless love.
Jinghua’s already dicey prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with Turandokht, the daughter of the Great Khan. As beautiful as she is cunning, Turandokht requires all potential suitors to solve three impossible riddles to win her hand—and if they fail, they die.
Jinghua has kept her own counsel well, but with Khalaf’s kingdom—and his very life—on the line, she must reconcile the hard truth of her past with her love for a boy who has no idea what she’s capable of … even if it means losing him to the girl who’d sooner take his life than his heart.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
It was so good and it hurt so much.
I love this book so much. But I was emotionally ready for it.
I am trying very hard not to spoil this.
Loved the book but there were some times I was very confused about what was going on. So I had to re-read the book like, 2-3 times to understand everything.
But other than that its was amazing!
WARNINGS: Swearing, Violence, Murder, Depression [for the reader.].
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