The Song of the Shattered Sands series...

 The Song of the Shattered Sands is an epic new fantasy series of mystery, prophecy and death within the ancient walled city of the Twelve Kings . . .

Of sand and malice made
The Song of the Shattered Sands, Book #0.5
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ISBN-13: 978-1473218451
Publisher: Gollancz 
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1473218454
Pages: 240
UK Hardcover Edition
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Çeda is the youngest pit fighter in the history of the great desert city of Sharakhai. In this brilliant new story, a prequel to Twelve Kings, she has already made her name in the arena as the fearsome, undefeated White Wolf. None but her closest friends and allies know her true identity.

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But this all changes when she crosses the path of Rümayesh, one of the sadistic creatures known as ehrekh which were forged long ago by the god of chaos. They are usually desert dwellers, but this one lurks in the dark corners of Sharakhai, toying with and preying on humans. As Rümayesh works to unmask the White Wolf and claim Çeda for her own, Çeda's struggle becomes a battle for her friends, her life, and her very soul.

Twelve kings of sharakhai
The Song of the Shattered Sands, Book #1
by Bradley Beaulieu
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ISBN-13: 978-1473203006
Publisher: Gollancz
Pages: 592
UK Hardcover Edition
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Read an excerpt from Gollancz Blog
In the cramped west end of Sharakhai, the Amber Jewel of the Desert, Çeda fights in the pits to scrape a living. She, like so many in the city, pray for the downfall of the cruel, immortal Kings of Sharakhai, but she's never been able to do anything about it. This all changes when she goes out on the night of Beht Zha'ir, the holy night when all are forbidden from walking the streets. It's the night that the asirim, the powerful yet wretched creatures that protect the Kings from all who would stand against them, wander the city and take tribute. It is then that one of the asirim, a pitiful creature who wears a golden crown, stops Çeda and whispers long forgotten words into her ear. Çeda has heard those words before, in a book left to her by her mother, and it is through that one peculiar link that she begins to find hidden riddles
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left by her mother.

As Çeda begins to unlock the mysteries of that fateful night, she realizes that the very origin of the asirim and the dark bargain the Kings made with the gods of the desert to secure them may be the very key she needs to throw off the iron grip the Kings have had over Sharakhai. And yet the Kings are no fools-they've ruled the Shangazi for four hundred years for good reason, and they have not been idle. As Çeda digs into their past, and the Kings come closer and closer to unmasking her, Çeda must decide if she's ready to face them once and for all.

Coming 02/09/17
blood upon the sand
The Song of the Shattered Sands, Book #2
ISBN-13: 978-1473203044 // Publisher: Gollancz  // Pages: 592
UK Trade Paperback Edition
Ceda's mission is partly complete ...so now she must continue to uncover the riddles her mother has left - especially when those scattered clues are incomplete. The answers lie in the desert, where the few remaining members of the Thirteenth Tribe are hidden, and though they doubt
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she can make a stand against the Kings, they are prepared to help her in her quest. The remaining Kings, however, have not been idle. One of their own has been murdered, and the hunt is on to find the culprit. Ceda unlocks the last secrets as their hunt comes closer and closer ...and Ceda may be forced to use the King's tainted power herself, if she is to save her own life - and the city of Sharakhai.

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