Night of Blood and Beauty by C. S. Johnson
Companion Novella to The Order of the Crystal Daggers (76 pages)
Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Romance
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On a mission with high stakes and hidden passion, one man and one woman take a chance on a reckless choice. Constantinople, 1845 Amir Qureshi knew his life would never be the same the day he met Naděžda Ollerton-Cerná, much to his chagrin. With her sharp wit and brazen charm, Naděžda is as infuriating as she is irresistible, and Amir cannot stop himself from falling in love with her–even though they can never be together.
As an ally to the Order of the Crystal Daggers, under the command of Naděžda’s indominable mother, Amir knows there is no place for love in the life of a spy.
When they are sent to Constantinople to investigate a missing shipment of weapons, Naděžda’s life is endangered, and Amir races to save her, knowing he cannot deny his heart any longer. But Amir is not the only one who is keeping secrets …
Night of Blood and Beauty is a companion novella to The Order of the Crystal Daggers, a historical spy romance series from C. S. Johnson.
What I thought
I am soooo glad she put out this novella. You know from the first book that the tale of Amir and Naděžda was a tragic one, but this was amazing. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down so I guess I’m lucky it was only 76 pages. This story tells the tale of when Cerná and Amir finally gave in and accepted that they loved one another. Now I can’t wait to pick up book 2 and get back into this series!