Author(s): Bradley Beaulieu
The fifth book in The Song of the Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.
The reign of the kings of Sharakhai has been broken. The blood mage, Queen Meryam, now rules the city along with the descendants of the fabled twelve kings.
In the desert, eda has succeeded in breaking the asirim's curse. Those twisted creatures are now free, but their freedom comes at great cost. Nalamae lies dead, slain in battle with her sister goddess. eda, knowing Nalamae would have been reborn on her death, sets out on a quest to find her.
The trail leads eda to Sharakhai where, unbeknownst to her, others are searching for Nalamae as well. eda's quest to find her forces her into a terrible decision: work with the kings or risk Sharakhai's destruction.
Whatever her decision, it won't be easy. Sharakhai is once more threatened by the forces of the neighboring kingdoms. As the powers of the desert vie for control of the city, eda, her allies, and the fallen kings must navigate the shifting fates before the city they love falls to the schemes of the desert gods.