I had to know what happened to Shazi and Khalid after The Wrath and the Dawn (read my review here). The Rose & the Dagger doesn’t disappoint. Shazi has made some tough choices to protect Khalid, and her family reunion is more complicated than she realized. With war ready to break out at any moment, Shazi works desperately to channel the magic she felt at the conclusion of the last book. The whole world is upside down and she’s got the unfortunate feeling that she’s the only one who can set it right again.