Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
Best Book of 2015 by Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BuzzFeed * "Promises to be breathtaking." --Robin Hobb
The Song of the Shattered Sands: Book One
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Karlstar - LibraryThing
A rich, complex desert setting. Not the typical European-like fantasy setting. The Twelve Kings have ruled in Sharakhai with an iron fist for many years, having made some compact with the gods that ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kiddboyblue - LibraryThing
Wow. I was utterly blown away by this fantasy novel. It felt completely unique, wholly realized, and epic in scope. Everything you would want a new fantasy series to be. Beaulieu writes masterfully ... Read full review