- Name: Empire of Sand
- Author: Tasha Suri
- Type: Adult Fantasy
- Pages: 496
- Series: Book #1 in the Books of Ambha
- Published: November 13th, 2018
- Publisher: Orbit
The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the 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.
Should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance…
At times I felt this was hard to get through, only because there are a bunch of triggers in this book. If that concerns you at all, then this may not be a good fit for you. I however, for the majority loved this book!
The tough parts made this more intense and sucked me into the world deeper. I loved the magic, the world, most of the characters, and found myself going, “O.M.G.” out loud a lot. I am definitely a fan of flawed, damaged, or morally grey characters and this fulfilled that element.
Tasha Suri was born in the U.K., but toured India during childhood holidays. She is now a librarian in London, and studied English and creative writing at Warwick University.