“And I shall take from you these lives, a thousandfold.”
I almost forgot how much I loved Khalid because it’s been too long, but this story brought it all back. And now I can’t stop thinking about him. I even reread this tale because I was freaking out so much the first time.
The Mirror and the Maze follows Khalid’s return to the city of Rey. With smoke billowing, fires blazing and his people fleeing, Khalid races back to defend his city, and protect his queen. But Khalid is too late to do either. He and his men arrive to find the city in ruins, nothing but a maze of destruction, and Shahrzad is gone.
“Much of Rey was still burning. Now it was no longer a ruined labyrinth but rather a maze of destruction. A maze to mirror his thoughts—lost. Directionless.”
As always, Renée Ahdieh does not disappoint with her wonderful writing and phenomenal storytelling skills (seriously so good).
I read this at the perfect time and now I cannot wait to get my hands on The Rose & the Dagger. This tale brought back all my feelings for my favorite couple and everyone involved in their story. I’m so, so excited and giddy.