Empire of Sand

Empire of Sand

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*Named one of TIME's Top 100 Fantasy Books Of All Time

A nobleman's daughter with magic in her blood. An empire built on the dreams of enslaved gods. Empire of Sand is Tasha Suri's lush, dazzling, Mughal India-inspired debut fantasy.

The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Ambhan Empire for the power in their blood.

Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she has inherited. When Mehr's power comes to the attention of the Emperor's most feared mystics, she must use every ounce of will, subtlety, and power she possesses to resist their cruel agenda.

And should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance. . .

"An ode to the quiet, fierce strength of women. . .pure wonder." --Samantha Shannon, New York Times bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree

"Stunning and enthralling." --S. A. Chakraborty, USA Today bestselling author of The City of Brass

"A darkly intricate, devastating, and utterly original story." --R. F. Kuang, award-winning author of the The Poppy War

By Tasha Suri:
The Books of Ambha duology
Empire of Sand
Realm of Ash

The Burning Kingdoms trilogy
The Jasmine Throne
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 30mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0316449717
  • 9780316449717
  • 444,650

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Complex, affecting epic fantasy.... Intricate worldbuilding, heartrending emotional stakes... well-wrought prose.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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About Tasha Suri

Tasha Suri was born in London to Punjabi parents. She studied English and Creative Writing at Warwick University, and is now a cat-owning librarian in London. A love of period Bollywood films, history, and mythology led her to write South Asian-influenced fantasy.
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7,088 ratings
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4 42% (2,989)
3 24% (1,727)
2 6% (431)
1 2% (112)
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