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Dagger and Coin

(Sword and Verse #2)

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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: ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by HarperTeen
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Kathy MacMillan Because, in the immortal words of Baymax, "I am not fast." :-D Also because there are so, so many parts of the publishing process that are out of the…moreBecause, in the immortal words of Baymax, "I am not fast." :-D Also because there are so, so many parts of the publishing process that are out of the author's hands.(less)
Kathy MacMillan Well, the first book was essentially about upending an unjust system, but the "happy" ending was just the beginning of the hard work. I was interested…moreWell, the first book was essentially about upending an unjust system, but the "happy" ending was just the beginning of the hard work. I was interested in exploring the story of *how* that hard work of overcoming such vast differences could be taken on. Given the state of the US today, it's a topic that has been very much on my mind.(less)

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Kathy MacMillan
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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 and Verse that Soraya was much more than just a pre
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Tati
Jan 29, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: late-2018
Soooo, what's this going to be about?

(I didn't think there was room left for a sequel, to be honest)
Janet
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 on. This book is about bringing two groups who wer
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Catarina (TravelerBetweenWorlds)
2018?? I was wondering if I would read this one or not but well I have plenty of time to think, though I would like to continue the series.
Sue Poduska
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
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.
Clare
Aug 02, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-be-released
I didn't realise that there was going to be sequel to Sword and Verse. I have another book coming out this year to look forward to now!
Meg Eden
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing

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 don't want to spoil anything, but some reall
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Kathy MacMillan is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, signing storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff. Kathy is the founder of The Sweet Sixteens (www.thesweet16s.com) debut group of 2016 middle grade and young adult authors, and serves as co-Regional Advisor for the Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia Region of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is a volunt ...more

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