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Empire of Sand

(2018)
(The first book in the Books of Ambha series)
A novel by

 
 
"Stunning and enthralling.... Empire of Sand is a gripping tale of survival I'll be recommending for a long time!" - S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass

"A darkly intricate, devastating, and utterly original story about the ways we are bound by those we love." - R. F. Kuang, author of The Poppy War

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 captivating, Mughal India-inspired debut fantasy.

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...

Empire of Sand is a lush, dazzling fantasy novel perfect for readers of City of Brass and The Wrath & the Dawn.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"The best fantasy novel I have read this year. I loved it!" - Miles Cameron

"Empire of Sand is a lovely dark dream full of wrenching choices and bittersweet triumph. This gorgeous, magic-woven story and its determined heroine spin hope from hopelessness, power from powerlessness, and love from desolation." - Melissa Caruso

"A stunning and enthralling debut, Empire of Sand thoroughly swept me away." - S A Chakraborty

"Riveting and wonderful! A fascinating desert world, a compelling heroine, and a richly satisfying conclusion. Empire of Sand will sweep you away!" - Sarah Beth Durst

"I was hooked from the moment I began Tasha Suri's gorgeous debut novel, Empire of sand. Suri has created a rich world full of beautiful and powerful magic, utterly compelling characters, high stakes and immersive prose. I absolutely loved it!" - Kat Howard

"A darkly intricate, devastating, and utterly original story about the ways we are bound by those we love." - R F Kuang

"Empire of Sand draws you into an intricately realized world of blood and secrets. An arresting and magical history told through the eyes of an indomitable heroine. I cannot ask for more." - Jeannette Ng

"A beautiful story in a stunning, magical world. An enthralling debut." - Claire North

"This is the future of fantasy: rich, complex, unflinching. Empire of Sand is a stunning achievement." - Mark Oshiro

"Empire of Sand is astounding. The desert setting captured my imagination, the magic bound me up, and the epic story set my heart free." - Fran Wilde


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Used availability for Tasha Suri's Empire of Sand

Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha)
Author(s): Tasha Suri
ISBN: 1-4328-6357-6 / 978-1-4328-6357-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha)
Author(s): Tasha Suri
ISBN: 0-356-51200-2 / 978-0-356-51200-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha)
Author(s): Tasha Suri
ISBN: 0-316-44971-7 / 978-0-316-44971-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

November 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Empire of Sand Lib/E (Books of Ambha)
Author(s): Tasha Suri
ISBN: 1-5491-7675-7 / 978-1-5491-7675-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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November 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Empire of Sand: The Books of Ambha
Author(s): Tasha Suri
ISBN: 1-5491-7677-3 / 978-1-5491-7677-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette B and Blackstone Audio
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November 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Empire of Sand
Author(s): Tasha Suri
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Empire of Sand
Author(s): Tasha Suri
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Empire of Sand: The Books of Ambha
Author(s): Tasha Suri
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


November 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Empire of Sand: The Books of Ambha
Author(s): Tasha Suri
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha Book 1)
Author(s): Tasha Suri
Publisher: Orbit
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November 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Empire of Sand (The Books of Ambha Book 1)
Author(s): Tasha Suri
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU