The descriptions painted in The Princess of Dhagabad are vivid and have a strong eastern fairy tale feel to them, pulling you into the story. The main characters were archetypical with just enough personality to be engaging, often only being called "Princess" or "Sultan" with no name other than their title. The relationship between Hasan and the Princess is foremost in this story as she matures into a woman and he remembers his long lost humanity. My only dislike is that the passages in Hasan's view are written in second person. Each time it pulled me out of the story.
If you like Arabian Nights and fantasy stories that are a bit different than the tried and true medieval England, The Princess of Dhagabad by Anna Kashina is perfect for you. I look forward to the other books in The Spirits of the Sands series.
The Princess of Dhagabad by Anna Kashina
Published by Dragonwell Press
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My free review copy was provided by the publisher.