Empire of Sand

Empire of Sand

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 15/11/2018
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Empire of Sand
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 w... READ MORE
Laura at Harrogate
Empire of Sand
Smart romantic fantasy with heart
Tasha Suri's debut novel is a book that will stick with the reader for a while after putting it down; for all that it may have trappings of other epic fant... READ MORE
D Franklin (Glasgow Sauchiehall St)


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
  • ISBN: 9780356512006
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 34 mm

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Empire of Sand
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 ca... READ MORE
Sifa Poulton
Empire of Sand
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 absolute... READ MORE
Empire of Sand
Richly imagined
Well this was glorious in all the ways. The sheer imaginative immersion was what I loved most about this, and the thick thread of hope running through it.... READ MORE
Anna  Smith
Empire of Sand
Superb fantasy debut with wonderful setting and characters
I have been wanting to read this book since I found out about it at FantasyCon and was lucky enough to meet the author and chat to her a bit. Sadly I misse... READ MORE
Mairi White
Empire of Sand
A lush desert fantasy
Mehr is an Ambhan noblewoman, the daughter of a governor no less, but she’s also the daughter of an exiled Amrithi mother, meaning she’s constantly caught ... READ MORE
Jess Gofton
Empire of Sand
A Mughal-inspired world of magic, tradition, divinity, and power plays. 
"What are you supposed to do when you have lost the war and every possibility of victory has been absolutely, thoroughly annihilated?" Tasha Suri’s debut ... READ MORE
Beth at Carmarthen Waterstones