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Solomon's Bride (The Tiger and the Dove #2)

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Solomon's Bride is the dramatic sequel to The Grip of God. Sofia, the heroine, a former princess from Kievan Rus' was enslaved by a Mongol nobleman and then taken as a concubine by the leader of the Mongol invasions, Batu Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan. Now, having fled the Mongols with a price on her head, Sofia escapes into Persia and what she believes will be safety, ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 7th 2014 by Createspace
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Princess
Oct 23, 2014 Princess rated it it was amazing
OMG this book is great!!! I am very sad I have to wait for the book # 3 ... I want to know what is going to be the next step in Sofia's life... Bravo for Rebecca!!! I cried with this book, Sofia is part of you, she is your sister, your daughter, your friend.
You have to read both books, The Grip of God and this one.. I finish this one @ 6: 45 PM, Pacific time.....just and hour ago!!!! See you on the 13 when I post my review in my own words!!!! <3
Alexandra Engellmann
Dec 21, 2015 Alexandra Engellmann rated it it was amazing
*I was given a free copy of the book by the author for an honest review

This is the second book in the Tiger and the Dove series, and now that we know Sofia’s character, it moves a little faster. Although it still has many cultural and historical details, the way the author describes them makes it a fascinating and educational read. Even for me, the person who spent half of the History class studying these exact cultures, it was a great journey back into those times, in a much more exciting style
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Vivek Rajan Vivek
May 22, 2014 Vivek Rajan Vivek rated it it was amazing
A Fascinating Journey Continues

This stunning series continues east to Iran and then back again West towards Turkey. Rebecca's English is mesmerizing and you feel as though you are right there with Princess Sofia. You get to learn a lot about how people in those lands lived in times gone by.

Her journey in more ways than one is like a candle in the wind, just when you think she's finished some miracle takes place and gives her renewed hope and vigour. You can sense her frustration and helplessnes
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Wendy
Oct 11, 2014 Wendy rated it really liked it
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
Shelves: romance, historical
"Solmon's Bride "the second book in "The Tiger and the Dove" series is a captivating historical novel that I won through Goodreads Giveaways and begins after Sofia Volodymyrovna escapes the clutches of Batu Khan and his Mongol warriors and flees to Persia. But in a harsh, repressive world where women are restricted by Islamic laws and customs Sophia finds herself confined again, unable to continue her journey to Constantinople and subject to fanatics who want to upset Mongol power.

Making the bes
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Erin Al-Mehairi
Jun 09, 2014 Erin Al-Mehairi rated it really liked it
Solomon's Bride, by Rebecca Hazell, is the continuing story of Princess Sofia, a young Rus girl we meet first in The Grip of God. It is a series of books, called The Tiger and the Dove, and it is best read from the start to fully understand Sofia's life progression and why she is where she is at the beginning of Solomon's Bride. You can read my review of The Grip of God HERE and an interview I had with Rebecca HERE.

Sofia, escaping the Mongols to Persia in the 13th Century, finds she is in a land
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Robin Anthony Peacock
Jul 31, 2014 Robin Anthony Peacock rated it it was ok
I’m sure that if you are reading this review you are aware of the details of the story so I will not repeat them here. I might be the only reader who thinks that the minutiae, the detail, the intricate repetition of singularly uninteresting and unimportant events begins to dull the senses after the fifth time of reading. The journeys, repeated endlessly with different secondary and tertiary characters do nothing to drive the story; they do however lengthen it considerably. Likewise the ...more
Whitney (First Impressions Reviews)
"Thinking I was free from the Mongols forever, I felt such joy that I almost cried my thanks aloud."

Our heroine Sofia exclaims at the beginning of Solomon's Bride, I so wished this was true, and routed for her at the end of The Grip of God, but knew this would not be the case. Like the summary describes, just as she is freed from the Mongols she is befallen by the Assassins, thus starting full circle. By the sounds of it, it could feel repetitive, okay she's kidnapped again, but she is a strong
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Lauralee
This is a sequel to The Grip of God. Sofia manages to escape from the Mongol war camp. She flees to Iran. She thinks that is safe, but instead she becomes a prisoner again. Sofia must undergo many more trials and suffering. Yet she learns the Muslims customs and beliefs. Sophia also plans to escape, but it may be her death.

I felt sadness for Sofia. Sofia already had a tough time in the Mongol camp, and now she is a prisoner to the Grand Master himself in Iran. Sofia felt hopelessness, and it is
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C.C. Bradley
Jul 09, 2014 C.C. Bradley rated it really liked it
Rebecca Hazel has created a vivid work of historical fiction with Solomon’s Bride. This book is the second in the series (the first being The Grip of God). The story follows Sofia, a young slavic princess, as she makes her way to freedom from Mongol captivity (the first book) to what she hopes will be safety in Persia. The world is harsh and often oppressive and Hazel brings this world to life painting a visual picture with her words. I felt myself in the midst of this world, and I felt my own ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
SOLOMAN'S BRIDE by Rebecca Hazell is an interesting Historical Fiction. #2 in "The Tiger and the Dove" trilogy. I feel you really need to read book 1, "The Grip of God" in order to better understand "Soloman's Bride".

This is the continuance of the story of Princess Sofia. The adventure continues for Sofia, who we see in THE GRIP OF GOD has been captured and made a concubine to one of the Mongol invaders captains. Now, she in Iran, a fugitive with a price on her head. She flees to Iran and what s
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Tracy Terry
Jun 13, 2014 Tracy Terry rated it it was amazing
Continuing the story of the now fifteen year old Sofia and her companion-come- servant Anna (13) as begun in The Grip Of God, part one in the The Tiger And The Dove series. As some of you know just as I don't necessarily have to read a series from the beginning or indeed in order of publication I recommend that in order to get the best out of this series you do just that.

Every bit as impressive as its predecessor. I'm once again struck by a use of language that is both poetic and yet powerful en
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Jayne Blue
Sep 07, 2014 Jayne Blue rated it really liked it
Solomon’s Bride is rich, textured, and emotional. This book takes you into an exotic world filled with conflict and beauty.

The book follows Sofia, a young princess, as she continues her escape from her Mongol captors set in the 12-hundreds.

Sofia is a compelling narrator. I enjoyed being in her head. She’s intelligent, resourceful, and I particularly liked the way she framed her situation and explained things that were alien to her and to Anna.

While Sofia is clearly the focus of this story I fou
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Vanessa
Mar 10, 2015 Vanessa rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I didn't read the first book. That is my first confession regarding my rating. It took me almost 200 pages to get into this (that's the other confession). ~200 and on, this is a great story. If you can get there. If you loved the first one, go for it. Otherwise, I'd either give it a pass or start at page 150 and go from there. I gave it 3 stars because I did eventually really get into it. If you like a challenge, go for it. Better yet, read book 1 and you'll probably be more into it than I was.
Mark Hazell
Jul 08, 2014 Mark Hazell rated it it was amazing
The second volume in a trilogy of remarkable novels set in the 13th century, Solomon's Bride picks up where The Grip of God left off -- I'm not much of a historical fiction reader, but have now read the entire trilogy and was very sorry to see it end.
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I have loved reading, writing and making art from age two, my first canvases for both being the hall walls. I've been writing for decades, both nonfiction and fiction. My nonfiction included educational materials for public schools, coloring books, and most recently collections of biographies of heroic people, but I have recently made the transition to writing historical fiction. I love bringing ...more
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