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When Jackals Storm the Walls (#5 Song of the Shattered Sands)

Bradley Beaulieu

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Gollancz
14 July 2020
Fantasy; Fantasy & magical realism (Children's&YA); Epic Fantasy; Dark Fantasy / Grimdark; Questing & Adventure; Abbey's Double Rewards; Nexus - Fantasy
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The reign of the Sharakhani kings has been broken. Queen Meryam now rules the city.

eda, meanwhile, has succeeded in lifting the asirim's curse, though it came at a terrible cost. Nalamae was slain in battle against her sister goddess. All is not lost, however. eda knows Nalamae will be reborn, and so begins a quest to find her.

The scheming King Ihsan has been busy as well, mining the legendary Blue Journals for a way to save the city and the desert beyond from certain destruction. He believes he's found one, but it won't be easy, especially when the only tools left at his disposal are his own wits and guile. As he begins to gather the other fallen kings and convince them to work together, he realizes that one person is crucial to their success: eda.

eda must choose: work with the kings she's vowed to destroy or risk losing the city she loves. Whatever she decides, the path will be dangerous. Her allies are divided. Sharakhai is under threat from neighbouring kingdoms. And now the gods themselves are stepping in . . .

Praise for The Song of Shattered Sands series:

' eda and Emre share a relationship seldom explored in fantasy, one that will be tried to the utmost as similar ideals provoke them to explore different paths. Wise readers will hop on this train now, as the journey promises to be breathtaking' Robin Hobb 'Fantasy and horror, catacombs and sarcophagi, resurrections and revelations: the book has them all, and Beaulieu wraps it up in a package that's as graceful and contemplative as it is action-packed and pulse-pounding' NPR 'The Song of Shattered Sands series is both gripping and engrossing' Kirkus Reviews
By:   Bradley Beaulieu
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 42mm
Weight:   660g
ISBN:   9781473223639
ISBN 10:   1473223636
Series:   Song of Shattered Sands
Pages:   528
Publication Date:   14 July 2020
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

Bradley Beaulieu is the acclaimed author of THE WINDS OF KHALAKOVO trilogy, and has been singled out as a writer to watch, having honed his craft working with authors including Holly Black, Tim Powers and Nancy Kress. He lives and works in the US, and you can follow @bbeaulieu on twitter.

Reviews for When Jackals Storm the Walls (#5 Song of the Shattered Sands)

Strong characters and a plot filled with tension and difficult choices make this a good option for fantasy fans - Library Journal If you are a fan of the epic fantasy genre, you should definitely give this book a chance - The Ranting Dragon Bradley P. Beaulieu is a welcome addition to the roster of new fantasy novelists - Michael A. Stackpole Exactly the kind of fantasy I like to read - Kevin J. Anderson


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