Dagger and Coin (Sword and Verse, #2) by Kathy MacMillan

Dagger and Coin (Sword and Verse, #2)

Soraya Gamo was meant to be queen of Qilara, until an Arnath slave rebellion destroyed the monarchy and the capital city. Now, improbably, she sits on the new Ruling Council beside her former enemies, finally holding the political power she always wanted - but over a nation in ruins. As she works to rebuild Qilara, she can, at last, use what everyone once told her to hide: her brain.But not everyone is ready to accept the new equality that the Ru...

Details Dagger and Coin (Sword and Verse, #2)

TitleDagger and Coin (Sword and Verse, #2)
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, High Fantasy

Reviews Dagger and Coin (Sword and Verse, #2)

  • Kathy MacMillan
    For those who have asked what book 2 will be about:-Dagger and Coin picks up about 30 days after the events of Sword and Verse. However, I prefer to think of it as a companion novel rather than a sequel, because it focuses on a different protagonist and can be enjoyed even if you haven’t read the first book.-The main character in Dagger and Coin is Soraya Gamo, the heiress who was engaged to Mati and was all set to become queen. We saw in Sword...
  • Janet
    I could not put this book down. I was reading late into the night, and leaving all the things I should have been doing for another time. Dagger and Coin takes place shortly after then end of Sword and Verse, but this story is from the point of view of Soraya, one of the antagonists from Book 1.Soraya was fascinating. She knew how to wield power, and she was smart and capable. Yet as a woman, she is constantly being underestimated and looked down ...
  • Rachel
    I remember, when I wrote my review for MacMillan’s first book in this epic fantasy setting, SWORD AND VERSE, talking about how people conflagrate romance and fantasy. Particularly in the young adult genre, where romance subplots are so popular. My point was that some reviewers got so caught up in critiquing the romance bit that they didn’t even seem to acknowledge the fantasy. This seems like a trend that is so ubiquitous that people rarely q...
  • Ellie J.
    5/5 starsRecommended for people who like: revolution, strong female leads, magic, political intrigue, court politicsThis one was much better than Sword and Verse . I think MacMillan listened to some reviewers or maybe reread her own writing, but 1) the narrator here had a much stronger and more mature voice, and 2) the narrator even pointed out how naive Raisa and Mati were in the previous book at the beginning of this one.Soraya, the ex-fi...
  • Duckytwit
    I was completely surprised when “Sword and Verse” became a series but was super excited about the sequel, & MacMillan definitely delivered! Unlike “Sword and Verse”, “Dagger and Coin” follows Soraya Gamo, raised to marry the prince and be Queen of Qilara. Soraya’s life changed when Raisa became tutor, fell in love with Prince Mati, and finally, saved the city from the wrathful goddess, Sotia. Soraya was invited to represent former S...
  • Sue Poduska
    The second book in the “Sword and Verse” series is gripping, exciting, and a lesson in finding one’s voice and independence. Written in first person from Soraya’s viewpoint, it points out the problems with always doing what is expected of you rather than what you know to be right. This is a tale set in a medieval world of the author’s invention. The world is believable and self-contained.
  • Toni
    Hi I love Soraya Gamo.This was a ride full of frustration and danger and a lot of thrills. This council has my heart and I am very glad to have had more time in this world especially through Soraya’s eyes. So much political intrigue and drama and fear honestly. So good.
  • kwolf
    I did not see the plot twist coming in this one. I really liked the main character's point-of-view. The conflict was complex and made you think about the theme of overcoming prejudice. Enjoy!
  • Kyle
    a very god continuation and an interesting consept of seeing there world though another perspection and every twist and turn was amazing and kept me reading, not wanting to miss what happened next.
  • Meg Eden
    What I loved about Sword & Verse was how MacMillan constantly subverted my expectations and painted a complicated portrait of what it means to fight for freedom, and how to change the world around you. No perfect idealizations, but the tough complicated questions that really make us think.Dagger & Coin fails to disappoint in this way as well--especially towards the end, we as readers have to constantly check our expectations and assumptions. I do...