Of Sand and Malice Made
Of Sand and Malice Made is the exciting follow up to Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, the acclaimed first novel in The Song of the Shattered Sands.
Çeda is the youngest pit fighter in the history of Sharakhai. She’s made her name in the arena as the fearsome White Wolf. None but her closest friends and allies know her true identity. But this all changes when she crosses the path of Rümayesh, an ehrekh, a sadistic creature forged aeons ago by the god of chaos.
The ehrekh are desert dwellers, but for centuries Rümayesh has lurked in the dark corners of Sharakhai, combing the populace for jewels that might interest her. Some she chooses to stand by her side, until she tires of them and discards them. Others she abducts to examine more closely, a thing that leaves them ruined, worn-out husks.
Çeda flees the ehrekh’s attentions, but that only makes Rümayesh covet her even more. Rümayesh grows violent. She threatens to unmask Çeda as the White Wolf, but the danger grows infinitely worse when she turns her attention to Çeda’s friends. Çeda is horrified. She’s seen firsthand the suffering left in Rümayesh’s wake.
As Çeda fights to protect the people dearest to her, Rümayesh comes closer to attaining her prize and the struggle becomes a battle for Çeda’s very soul.
This spellbinding tale is sure to strike a chord with readers of Peter V. Brett, Brent Weeks, and Trudi Canavan—as well as fans of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai eagerly awaiting book two.
Interested in seeing more? Check out this preview at the Tor.com blog.
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What They’re Saying
“Of Sand and Malice Made Offers Blood-Soaked Fantasy Fun in the Sun.”
—Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
Amazon Best Books of the Month – September 2016
“Of Sand and Malice Made is not a read that you must have before Twelve Kings, but it is an ideal start to the series.”
“Great stuff – highly entertaining, with compelling characters in an intriguing world. Pick up a copy – you won’t regret it.”
—Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews
“Of Sand and Malice Made is a perfect little book, entirely suitable as an introduction for new readers, yet completely rewarding for fans of the series.”
—The Speculative Herald
“Of Sand and Malice Made cements Beaulieu’s position as the next big thing in fantasy.”
—Writers, Artists and Readers Guild
“This may be a novella length story (at about 200 pages), but the story felt richer and deeper than I would expect for that page count. Highly recommend this book and series.”
“If you are looking for an epic fantasy with a hot and sandy tone, The Quill to Live recommends both Twelve Kings in Sharakhai and Of Sand and Malice Made.”
—Quill to Live
“This exotic, mystical city will catch hold of you and never let go. 5/5 Stars”
“A fitting addition to this absolutely gorgeous and lush epic fantasy, if you haven’t read this series as yet, then Of Sand and Malice Made is an apt springboard into this magical world of sand dunes and killing fields. You won’t be disappointed.”
“In love with the setting and the main character more than ever, I was glad we get to read Of Sand and Malice Made while anxiesly awaiting the next book in the series.”
—All About Books