I should have read the “comparable to The Wrath and the Dawn” and realized this book wouldn’t have been for me. Don’t get me wrong, the writing was good enough and the world is pretty interesting, but the story and the characters were just not hitting the spot for me.
Kali is our main girl here and she Rajah (Tarek) comes and claims her as his hundredth wife after seeing her fight (because that’s all you need to know in a wife. And also, why do you have 100 wives?). Then he expects her to fight the other wives for the spot of first wife? I mean, I guess if it’s super important to you to get your offspring to the thrown this would be important, but like… why are there so many wives and why aren’t they going after him for dreaming this whole thing out?
And, let us not forget the whole “instalove” that happens with not-the-Rajah.
Since I got the ARC for the second book, I’ll go ahead and read it but I am not going into it with a hopeful spirit.