The best-selling YA fantasy novel The Wrath and The Dawn has been optioned to become a film!
In case you missed the exciting news, the rights to the book were picked up by Imagine Entertainment. Inspired by A Thousand and One Nights, the book follows Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, who takes a new bride every dawn only to kill her by sunrise. But when 16-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid, she has a plan to get revenge for the murder of her best friend and all the other girls. However, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love with him as not everything is as it seems with him.
The development of the potential film will be overseen by Erica Huggins, who has produced films including The Dark Tower and In The Heart of The Sea.
Along with The Wrath and The Dawn duology, Ahdieh is also known for her recent best-selling duology The Flame and the Mist. Ahdieh is currently working on the sequel to Mist with it set to be released in June this year.
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Synopsis / Goodreads
In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all.
Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be. This monster is a boy with a tormented heart. Incredibly, Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. How is this possible? It’s an unforgivable betrayal. Still, Shahrzad has come to understand all is not as it seems in this palace of marble and stone. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?