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Fallen from Ashes

(Kingdom Saga #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Queen Bennua has grown into a powerful ruler. With her new laws encouraging rights for both men and women, Haya-Maa has grown from a small city into a prosperous nation. Engaged to Zahid, the handsome Raider Prince, it would seem the young Queen is ready to lead the desert of Sahrahn into paradise.

But not all are so eager to follow the new Queen. A short time into her rul
Kindle Edition, 162 pages
Published October 15th 2015 (first published October 10th 2015)
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Queen Bennua and her Prince Zahid rule over Haya-Maa together. As Queen Bennua implements changes for the better but not everyone is pleased with the changes she makes. Rebellion is taking over the poorer districts soon to be civil war. A stranger demands that Bennua step down as queen and recant her laws. Bennua refuses to do so. Meanwhile Bennua wants to search for her friend Toshana. She hopes that seeking out her friend will make things that have been difficult easier to cope with. What tria ...more
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
A gripping emotional roller coaster that left me absolutely breathless till the very end. Just when I thought the series couldn't get any better I read this. From the moment I opened the first page I was held captive unable to stop until I devour the whole book in one sitting. The characters and their emotions were real and raw. Bennua and Zahid face many struggles on this new journey and I loved watching as each of them grew stronger and learned from their mistakes.
There was more myth and magic
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
These are good, not great but good. But I'm invested now so on to book 3! ...more
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks-own
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Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series just keeps getting better. Book 2 finds out young queen getting married and fighting what seems like everyone to protect her people and her crown. I love how strong and fearless she is. You can't help but cheer for her. This book has amazingly well written characters and world. Reading it you find yourself totally emersed in the story to the point you almost forget that it is not your reality. Great story.

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Denise Mcnamara
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Secrets and lies. A true love dies and a friend becomes an enemy. This book had me in tears, I loved it and didn't want to put it down... ...more
Barbara Senteney
The continuing saga of Queen Bennua and the Prince of Thieves Zahid now the Sultan and husband o the queen. As luck would have it the drama begins shortly after their nuptials. While packing to return from their 3 day honeymoon in the desert a rider comes with news of trouble afoot.

Men of this location and era do not want the changes imposed upon them by a female ruler. They don't want a woman as supreme ruler, they don't want women to learn or read books, especially their form of the bible. It
Book Junkie
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Kingdom Saga book. It picks up about a year after the first one ended. Bennua has been queen for a year and so far things have gone smoothly, but there are those who still challenge her rule. Invaders show up and lay waste to her city and Bennua knows that she cannot defeat them alone, so she sets off with Zahid to find Toshana. Along the way she meets Raku and a djinn, Sahid, whose magic doesn’t always work right.

This is a nice follow up to book 1 and continuation
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Overall, I again loved the story. It was full of new and interesting places and ideas, it made my angry and happy and sad, and it was a satisfying ending. My only dislike was that the magical elements seemed out of place at first. If they had been mentioned or woven into the previous book, it would have made more sense, but here it just seemed out of nowhere. The only other comment is that there are some grammar, typo, and word choice errors, but they are minimal.

Definitely give it a shot, espec
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, 2017, megan-linski
This turned out really good! I was getting pretty upset for a while and had to put it down. I'm glad I continued on. It was a wonderful story and I can't wait to read what happens next! ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great sequel.
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James Ronald Sutton
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
A young woman leading to become a queen.

A very unusual book , enjoyable easy read. Had to slow down to understand some of it, what was going on.
Kariny 'Books of Fandom'



We left Bennua in book 1 as she plans to enact her rule and offer a bright new dawn for her country. She has fallen into a routine and despite the rebels that oppose her rule, she stands firm and has Zahid at her side to support her. As her wedding to the man she loves draws closer. a new enemy rises from another land and becomes the face of the rebels opposing Bennua's rule. Except this rebel is linked to Zahid in a way she cou
Constance Roberts
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I actually finished this book awhile ago, but I've put off doing the review because I have trouble finding the right words to describe how much I love this series! The setting is so unique that I feel as though I'm being whisked far away every time I settle down to read it. Somehow I've managed to become obsessed with Bennua and Zahid the way most people obsess over celebrity couples.

Fallen From Ashes opens with their wedding and celebrations. It was quite satisfying to witness these two final
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bennua and Zahid have built up their sultanate of Haya-Maa. She is a fair and fearless queen. They have made Ashana and Haya- Maa the two richest cities in Sahrahn. Finally their wedding day arrives and they have a beautiful ceremony.After the wedding they stay 3 days alone in the desert.While they are gone rebel forces attack the city.The rebel leader,Ikram, is captured and brought before Bennua and Zahid. All he can do is spout off against women.When she commands her guards to kill him half of ...more
Teresa Henderson
I received this book free as a ARC for an a honest review.
This book was better than the first and I couldn't put it down. I had to keep reading it because Zahid and Bennua got themselves into so much trouble, yes more than book one. This book left me breathless in some parts and crying in others.
Beñnua of course she has to be hard headed and listen to the right people, the people that love and care for her. so she gets into some really bad positions, and Zahid has to get her out of them but she
Chris Meads
Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Kingdom Saga Series.

Bennua is now Queen and she marries the Raider Prince, Zahid. Things are fine and the Sultanate is getting rich with the trading with other countries. But many of the people are not happy--women shouldn't rule, shouldn't be educated, and shouldn't read the Onaari. Only men should rule. So the Sultanate ends in civil war. And the one person that Bennua thinks can save it all is Toshana. Bennua leaves and Zahid follows.

The two have quite an advent
Linda Romer
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Fallen From Ashes Book 2 By Megan Linski

An Adventurous Journey!
Author Megan Linski continues to hold me under her spell with Fallen From Ashes. This book is filled with imaginative and adventurous Quests. In book 2 you will find out the mystery that left us wondering at the end of Kingdom From Ashes.
The story starts with background about one of the characters, Toshana. Then moves quickly to present day where an amazing adventure awaits. In this book love will be tested and proved, great batt
Christine Karmelreads2665 W.
Keeping Your Faith and Believing

4 stars

Received this book for an honest review.

Queen Bennua has now assumed the throne after her father’s death but she is not a full queen until she marries her Raider Prince.

Bennua and Zahid are now battling the council to enact the new laws that benefit the women of Haya-Maa.

Days after their wedding fighting breaks out among the two factions of Haya-Maa and a surprise is found among the fighters. The surprise could cause more havoc for Bennua and Zahid and no
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bennua and Zahid are back in the sequel to Kingdom of Ashes. Fallen takes up about 6 months after Bennua and Zahid rescue Haya-Mua from Quasim. They have been planning their wedding and the rest of their lives together. Life seems to be just where they want it to be. Except on their honeymoon, they are disturbed and brought back early to wage war on the rebels who fight against the changes they have made allowing women equal rights. Bennua thinks that Toshana can help her save her country and ta ...more
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

It was different to have Toshana's point of view but it certainly allowed the reader to understand her character a bit more.

It was also amazing to see more of Bennua and Zahid, and to see that they were happy. Although that happiness comes into doubt many times, and there might have been some tears shed(once or twice), it was great that the author could draw such emotion from me!

There were some elements of Fallen From Ashes that fr
Kira Assad
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another stellar read! This series is becoming a fast favorite of mine. The story is fascinating and the main characters are extremely likable.

Readers get to see a lot more of the mystical side in this second story of the series learning more about the religion that governs Bennua's land and the gods behind it. There are also multiple mystical creatures that Bennua, Zahid, and their companions must fight. The battles were intense, one of my favorite being when the two main gods fight! Don't want
Sarah Miles
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
There's a lot that goes on in this book. It picks up where we left off, with it being time for Bennua to marry her Raider Prince. She has all these goals for her sultanate, based on what she experienced with Zahid. Of course, people can be resistant to change, and that's what Bennua has to fight against in this story. It brings in one of the Arabian Nights stories that most people know. However, I rated this one three stars because, while Bennua and Zahid deal with the challenges that face them ...more
Katrina Berry
Mar 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Fallen From Ashes by Megan Linski is Book 2 of the Kingdom Saga Series. This story begins about 6 months after the first book left off and brings back our favs, Bennua and Zahid. Follow along as the couple plan their wedding and future together as civil war breaks out over Bennua becoming Queen and bringing her modern ideas into her country’s way of life. Lots of unrest, doubts, and questions arise in this book. I wasn’t enjoying Bennua in th
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Zahid the Raider Prince and Queen Bennua, ruler of Haya-Maa are amazing characters. They make you love them but want to slap them at the same time. The writing is exceptional. The scenes are described so well that you feel like you are standing next to Zahid and Benna tagging along on this wonderful adventure. The characters show strength, courage, love, despair, anger, friendship, kindness and a great sense of adventure. I really loved all the twists and turns in this story. I must say this sto ...more
Julie McCleary
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Reality and Fantasy collide as a young Queen Bennua looks for Toshana a long lost friend to help her stop a raging war within her Kingdom.
Bennua's Kingdom has now become divided because of her beliefs that all women should be allowed to read and be educated.
Megan's book reminds me of the Old Classic Movies of mythological beasts, eras, heroes and as ever some highly unhelpful Djinn (Genie ).
Queen Bennua and her husband Zahid embark on an adven
Coral Mitchell
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Bennua has been queen of Haya-Maa for six months and has changed several rules regarding education and women. Zahid has assisted with trade between Haya-Maa and Ashana, making them both prosperous. Many do not agree with Bennua and civil unrest occurs across Haya-Maa. Bennua decides to search for Toshana, for she believes Toshana can stop the warring.

Bennua encounters many creatures thought lost to myth in her journey to find Toshana. She al
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Megan Linski is the owner of Gryfyn Publishing and has had a passion for writing ever since she completed her first (short) novel at the age of 6. Her specializations are romance, fantasy, and contemporary fiction for people aged 14-24. When not writing she enjoys ice skating, horse riding, theatre, archery, fishing, and being outdoors. She is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness and ...more

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