Empire of Sand - The Books of Ambha (Paperback)Tasha Suri (author)
A nobleman's daughter with magic in her blood.
An empire built on the dreams of enslaved Gods.
Mehr is a girl trapped between two cultures. Her father comes from the ruling classes of the empire, but her mother's people were outcasts, Amrithi nomads who worshipped the spirits of the sands.
Caught one night performing these forbidden rites, Mehr is brought to the attention of the Emperor's most feared mystics, who try to force her into their service by way of an arranged marriage. If she fails in their bidding, the gods themselves may awaken and seek vengeance...
From British debut author Tasha Suri, Empire of Sand is a lush and beautiful tale set in a magical world inspired by medieval India.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 34 mm
'A stunning and enthralling debut, Empire of Sand thoroughly swept me away.' - S.A. Chakraborty, author of City Of Brass
'A darkly intricate, devastating, and utterly original story about the ways we are bound by those we love.' - R.F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War
'A beautiful story in a stunning, magical world. An enthralling debut.' - Claire North
'Dark secrets lurk at an empire's heart in this complex, affecting epic fantasy . . . A worthy addition to any epic fantasy fan's bookshelf.' - Publishers Weekly
'Empire of Sand draws you into an intricately realized world of blood and secrets. An arresting and magical history told through the eyes of an indomitable heroine. I cannot ask for more.' - Jeannette Ng
'The best fantasy novel I have read this year. I loved it!' - Miles Cameron
'The desert setting, complex characters, and epic mythology will captivate readers.' - Booklist
'Empire of Sand is a lovely dark dream full of wrenching choices and bittersweet triumph. This gorgeous, magic-woven story and its determined heroine spin hope from hopelessness, power from powerlessness, and love from desolation.' - Melissa Caruso
'This is the future of fantasy: rich, complex, unflinching. Empire of Sand is a stunning achievement.' - Mark Oshiro
'Empire of Sand is astounding. The desert setting captured my imagination, the magic bound me up, and the epic story set my heart free.' - Fran Wilde
'Riveting and wonderful! A fascinating desert world, a compelling heroine, and a richly satisfying conclusion. Empire of Sand will sweep you away!' - Sarah Beth Durst
'An oasis of a story that you fall into, head-first. A mesmerising tale full of magic and mystery.' - Sayantani DasGupta
'Genuine, painful, and beautiful. A very strong start for a new voice.' - Kirkus
'A powerful story of empire, magic, and resistance, told with an intimate poignancy and emotional resonance.' - Rowenna Miller
'I was hooked from the moment I began Tasha Suri's gorgeous debut novel, Empire of Sand. Suri has created a rich world full of beautiful and powerful magic, utterly compelling characters, high stakes and immersive prose. I absolutely loved it!' - Kat Howard
'Empire of Sand thoroughly swept me away' - S.A. Chakraborty, author of City of Brass
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“A layered book that avoids typical cliches found in SFF”
This book is wonderful. The richly drawn world leaps off the pages, the mythology wrapping around the plot and characters. I was hooked by the plot, the careful sense of fearful anticipation lacing the story that... More
“A bit forgettable”
This book was fine - it didn't really do anything grossly wrong, but it also didn't do anything wildly original. It tells the story of Mehr, a noble girl with mixed heritage forced into an arranged marriage... More
“One of the best romantic fantasy novels I have ever read”
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars! It genuinely blew me away - it is one of the BEST romantic fantasy novels I have ever read, and I absolutely devoured it (and will be re-reading it many, many times in... More
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