Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Kingdom From Ashes by Megan Linski

Release Date: 2nd May 2015
S.R.P: $2.99 (kindle) $14 (paperback)
Pages: 348
Genre: YA Fantasy
ISBN-13: 978-0692430255
Publisher: Gryfyn Publishing 
Source: Publisher
Rate: 4.3/5


Princess Bennua is to be married. The daughter of a sultan, her duty is to marry a powerful yet cruel warlord to be her husband, sealing an alliance that will scare the desert of Sahrahn into submission. But the wedding is halted in place when the infamous Raider Prince, king of thieves and leader of the dark city Ashana, threatens to take her city by force.

Sacrificing her freedom for her country, Bennua agrees to accompany the Raider Prince on his travels if he leaves her homeland alone. Stolen from her charmed life Bennua begins to learn the truth of what lies beyond the palace walls and the suffering that plagues Sahrahn’s people. Bennua begins to plan her escape, but the more she learns from the thieves the more she finds herself becoming one of the them...all while falling hard for their leader, the Raider Prince himself.

I am becoming a huge fan of this author, as she is becoming amazing book by book. This story is filled with so much suspense...
Bennua has always shown her fake girly side at her father's castle. But, in reality, she just wants freedom, and doesn't want to follow the so called wrong rules of her parents. Her whole life changes, when she meets the Prince Raider... she transforms into a strong and fierce girl. But the real twist arrives with the arrival of Quasim. She has to kill him to take revenge, as he has killed her father and her half brother, and also want to conquer Haya-Maa.
I don't know why, but when I was reading, the first movie that came up in my mind was 300: Rise of an empire. This book has fictional Arabic characters, culture and places (Although the author is Christian!!). It's a really depressing problem when you are never understood by your family members and has to follow their every wrong order. This is the same problem, Bennua is facing. The relationship between Bennua and Zahid (Prince Raider) was expected by me from the part when they met for the first time. Zahid trains Bennua and teaches her fighting that worked out for her in the future.
I really loved the storyline. Bennua did an amazing job by taking a big step of attacking Quasim, although it was impossible. Bennua was very lucky, that Zahid saved her by bargaining her with her father, and took her to Ashana. Toshana was my another favourite character, as she was with Bennua through thick and thin. I still can't understand, that, was Toshana sent by the Alshams for Bennua's help, as Toshana transforms into a Phoenix leaving some ashes. The ending was exactly what I wanted it to be!!
I am giving the book 4.3/5. I really loved the plot, but there were some parts where Bennua became really bothersome, irritating me a lot. This is my opinion, so don't forget to share yours here!! I think a lot of people will love this novel, because it's an Arabic story, it's something new. I am really looking forward to more of Megan Linski's books. 
Happy Reading! <3

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