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Twelve kings in Sharakhai / Bradley Beaulieu.

Twelve kings in Sharakhai / Bradley Beaulieu.
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C0001596240 SF BEAU
Science Fiction/Fantasy   Innisfail . . On Loan . 6 Nov 2019
C0001774123 SF BEAU
Science Fiction/Fantasy   Tully Library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781473203013 (paperback)
1473203015 (paperback)
9781473203006 (cased)
Call Number BEAU
Author Beaulieu, Bradley P.
Title Twelve kings in Sharakhai / Bradley Beaulieu.
Published London : Gollancz, 2015.
London Gollancz, 2015.
©2015
Physical description 582 pages ; 24 cm.
Content type text
Media type unmediated
Carrier type volume
Series The song of the shattered sands 01.
Summary In the cramped west end of Sharakhai, the Amber Jewel of the Desert, Ceda 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 Ceda and whispers long forgotten words into her ear. Ceda 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 left by her mother. As Ceda 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 Ceda digs into their past, and the Kings come closer and closer to unmasking her, Ceda must decide if she's ready to face them once and for all.
Subject Deserts -- Fiction
Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Genre Fantasy fiction
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