Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings -- cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite company of Blade Maidens and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the... show more
Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings -- cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite company of Blade Maidens and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the desert. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule.
Or so it seems, until Çeda, a brave young woman from the west end slums, defies the Kings' laws by going outside on the holy night of Beht Zha'ir. What she learns that night sets her on a path that winds through both the terrible truths of the Kings' mysterious history and the hidden riddles of her own heritage. Together, these secrets could finally break the iron grip of the Kings' power...if the nigh-omnipotent Kings don't find her first.
Publish date: 2015-09-01
Pages no: 718
Edition language: English
Series: The Song of the Shattered Sands (#1)
The Song of Shattered Sands - Book 1I became enamoured of epic fantasy back in the 70s when the big thing to read was Lord of the Rings. Elves and fairies and orcs and wizards and the like were de rigeur and I was totally along for the ride. Still am, truth be told. Today, however, things are fin...
[I received a copy of this novel through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]I'm not sure how to rate this book, so I'll go with 3 stars for now.It's not a bad book, definitely not. It's actually pretty interesting, with a setting that for once isn't the typical "European medieval fantasy" ...
I received a copy from Netgalley. Unfortunately this is a DNF for me. Made it 43% but I'm finding myself skimming and not really wanting to pick it up anymore. Which is a shame because there were plenty of things about this book I loved. I loved the main character, I loved the mythology and the ...
Being a late-comer to the Lays of Anuskaya (the trilogy is still on my TBR list), Twelve Kings in Sharakhai serves as my first real introduction to the work ofBradley P. Beaulieu - and I was not disappointed.Initially, I was a bit hesitant about the book, based not on Beaulieu's reputation, but on t...