Empire of Sand

Empire of Sand

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 gover A nobleman?s daughter with magic in her blood. An empire built on the dreams of enslaved gods. Empire of Sand i...

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Title:Empire of Sand
Author:Tasha Suri
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B07B8J34CC
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

Empire of Sand Reviews

  • karen
    Jul 13, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

  • Scrill
    Oct 15, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

  • Lesa Divine
    Dec 09, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

  • Will Byrnes
    Nov 19, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

  • Stephanie
    Nov 17, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

    Empire of Sand started slow, it started really slow. The novel was slow throughout. Empire of Sand is devoid of action and I love a lot of action . I tried to love the novel but I couldn't. Empire of Sand is meant to be a standalone novel. Why the author made it a series eludes me...

    *Sound of Wol sobbing* That was... pretty good, I guess... Mini review soon ;) ...

    True Rating 4.5 stars! There is a blurb that states that fans of The City of Brass and The Wrath & the Dawn will enjoy reading Empire of Sand and I have to 100% agree. I will also say that although this story is advertised as an adult fantasy it has a YA feel to it, if I had to ...

    Full review to follow, but here are quick thoughts from me: - Reading Empire of Sand requires a lot of patience. I struggled with the first 12% of the book. The middle part seemed to stretch infinitely, without anything substantial really happening. But once I hit the 60% mark, I fe...

    What's better than the words 'dreams of sleeping gods' Also, so here for the Mughal-Indian history as an inspiration for this ...

    3.5 stars. I really like the book's premise and I really wanted to love this book. There were definitely lots of good parts (the main relationship is especially sweet). But I think the book could have been a good deal shorter and tighter and only gained from it - I think it's a bit tel...

    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 absolutely devoured it (and will be re-reading it many, many times in the future, too). The politics, the magic and the characters are all ...

  • Melanie
    Jun 15, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Nov 02, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

  • Sana
    Feb 17, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

    Empire of Sand started slow, it started really slow. The novel was slow throughout. Empire of Sand is devoid of action and I love a lot of action . I tried to love the novel but I couldn't. Empire of Sand is meant to be a standalone novel. Why the author made it a series eludes me...

    *Sound of Wol sobbing* That was... pretty good, I guess... Mini review soon ;) ...

    True Rating 4.5 stars! There is a blurb that states that fans of The City of Brass and The Wrath & the Dawn will enjoy reading Empire of Sand and I have to 100% agree. I will also say that although this story is advertised as an adult fantasy it has a YA feel to it, if I had to ...

    Full review to follow, but here are quick thoughts from me: - Reading Empire of Sand requires a lot of patience. I struggled with the first 12% of the book. The middle part seemed to stretch infinitely, without anything substantial really happening. But once I hit the 60% mark, I fe...

    What's better than the words 'dreams of sleeping gods' Also, so here for the Mughal-Indian history as an inspiration for this ...

  • Wol
    Nov 30, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

    Empire of Sand started slow, it started really slow. The novel was slow throughout. Empire of Sand is devoid of action and I love a lot of action . I tried to love the novel but I couldn't. Empire of Sand is meant to be a standalone novel. Why the author made it a series eludes me...

    *Sound of Wol sobbing* That was... pretty good, I guess... Mini review soon ;) ...

  • Shealea
    Nov 16, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

    Empire of Sand started slow, it started really slow. The novel was slow throughout. Empire of Sand is devoid of action and I love a lot of action . I tried to love the novel but I couldn't. Empire of Sand is meant to be a standalone novel. Why the author made it a series eludes me...

    *Sound of Wol sobbing* That was... pretty good, I guess... Mini review soon ;) ...

    True Rating 4.5 stars! There is a blurb that states that fans of The City of Brass and The Wrath & the Dawn will enjoy reading Empire of Sand and I have to 100% agree. I will also say that although this story is advertised as an adult fantasy it has a YA feel to it, if I had to ...

    Full review to follow, but here are quick thoughts from me: - Reading Empire of Sand requires a lot of patience. I struggled with the first 12% of the book. The middle part seemed to stretch infinitely, without anything substantial really happening. But once I hit the 60% mark, I fe...

  • jessica
    Jan 10, 2019

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

  • James Lafayette  Tivendale
    Aug 14, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

  • Lola
    Aug 26, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    May 23, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Aug 09, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

  • Jenia
    Jan 12, 2019

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

    Empire of Sand started slow, it started really slow. The novel was slow throughout. Empire of Sand is devoid of action and I love a lot of action . I tried to love the novel but I couldn't. Empire of Sand is meant to be a standalone novel. Why the author made it a series eludes me...

    *Sound of Wol sobbing* That was... pretty good, I guess... Mini review soon ;) ...

    True Rating 4.5 stars! There is a blurb that states that fans of The City of Brass and The Wrath & the Dawn will enjoy reading Empire of Sand and I have to 100% agree. I will also say that although this story is advertised as an adult fantasy it has a YA feel to it, if I had to ...

    Full review to follow, but here are quick thoughts from me: - Reading Empire of Sand requires a lot of patience. I struggled with the first 12% of the book. The middle part seemed to stretch infinitely, without anything substantial really happening. But once I hit the 60% mark, I fe...

    What's better than the words 'dreams of sleeping gods' Also, so here for the Mughal-Indian history as an inspiration for this ...

    3.5 stars. I really like the book's premise and I really wanted to love this book. There were definitely lots of good parts (the main relationship is especially sweet). But I think the book could have been a good deal shorter and tighter and only gained from it - I think it's a bit tel...

  • Calvin Park
    Jan 04, 2019

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

    Empire of Sand started slow, it started really slow. The novel was slow throughout. Empire of Sand is devoid of action and I love a lot of action . I tried to love the novel but I couldn't. Empire of Sand is meant to be a standalone novel. Why the author made it a series eludes me...

    *Sound of Wol sobbing* That was... pretty good, I guess... Mini review soon ;) ...

    True Rating 4.5 stars! There is a blurb that states that fans of The City of Brass and The Wrath & the Dawn will enjoy reading Empire of Sand and I have to 100% agree. I will also say that although this story is advertised as an adult fantasy it has a YA feel to it, if I had to ...

    Full review to follow, but here are quick thoughts from me: - Reading Empire of Sand requires a lot of patience. I struggled with the first 12% of the book. The middle part seemed to stretch infinitely, without anything substantial really happening. But once I hit the 60% mark, I fe...

    What's better than the words 'dreams of sleeping gods' Also, so here for the Mughal-Indian history as an inspiration for this ...

    3.5 stars. I really like the book's premise and I really wanted to love this book. There were definitely lots of good parts (the main relationship is especially sweet). But I think the book could have been a good deal shorter and tighter and only gained from it - I think it's a bit tel...

    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 absolutely devoured it (and will be re-reading it many, many times in the future, too). The politics, the magic and the characters are all ...

    Tasha Suri?s Empire of Sand is an achingly beautiful novel of identity, pain, and dreams wrapped in a fabulously realized south Asian inspired secondary world. This story makes you feel the experiences the characters have. Both the setting and characters are brilliantly imagined and ...

  • Adah Udechukwu
    Nov 17, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

    Empire of Sand started slow, it started really slow. The novel was slow throughout. Empire of Sand is devoid of action and I love a lot of action . I tried to love the novel but I couldn't. Empire of Sand is meant to be a standalone novel. Why the author made it a series eludes me...

  • Aila
    Jun 05, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

  • Emma
    Dec 01, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    Oct 02, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

    Empire of Sand started slow, it started really slow. The novel was slow throughout. Empire of Sand is devoid of action and I love a lot of action . I tried to love the novel but I couldn't. Empire of Sand is meant to be a standalone novel. Why the author made it a series eludes me...

    *Sound of Wol sobbing* That was... pretty good, I guess... Mini review soon ;) ...

    True Rating 4.5 stars! There is a blurb that states that fans of The City of Brass and The Wrath & the Dawn will enjoy reading Empire of Sand and I have to 100% agree. I will also say that although this story is advertised as an adult fantasy it has a YA feel to it, if I had to ...

  • Beatrice in Bookland
    Jan 06, 2019

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

  • Esmerelda Weatherwax
    Oct 23, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

  • Kayla
    Sep 13, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

  • Acqua
    Nov 26, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

  • imyril
    Jan 12, 2019

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

    Ok I give up. I gave this book way too much of a chance. 240 pages that's a lot out of a 490 something page book. If you looking for some action look somewhere else. Because there's none. The beginning did catch my attention. I felt I liked the main character step mom better. Sad that ...

    Empire of Sand started slow, it started really slow. The novel was slow throughout. Empire of Sand is devoid of action and I love a lot of action . I tried to love the novel but I couldn't. Empire of Sand is meant to be a standalone novel. Why the author made it a series eludes me...

    *Sound of Wol sobbing* That was... pretty good, I guess... Mini review soon ;) ...

    True Rating 4.5 stars! There is a blurb that states that fans of The City of Brass and The Wrath & the Dawn will enjoy reading Empire of Sand and I have to 100% agree. I will also say that although this story is advertised as an adult fantasy it has a YA feel to it, if I had to ...

    Full review to follow, but here are quick thoughts from me: - Reading Empire of Sand requires a lot of patience. I struggled with the first 12% of the book. The middle part seemed to stretch infinitely, without anything substantial really happening. But once I hit the 60% mark, I fe...

    What's better than the words 'dreams of sleeping gods' Also, so here for the Mughal-Indian history as an inspiration for this ...

    3.5 stars. I really like the book's premise and I really wanted to love this book. There were definitely lots of good parts (the main relationship is especially sweet). But I think the book could have been a good deal shorter and tighter and only gained from it - I think it's a bit tel...

    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 absolutely devoured it (and will be re-reading it many, many times in the future, too). The politics, the magic and the characters are all ...

    Tasha Suri?s Empire of Sand is an achingly beautiful novel of identity, pain, and dreams wrapped in a fabulously realized south Asian inspired secondary world. This story makes you feel the experiences the characters have. Both the setting and characters are brilliantly imagined and ...

    I enjoyed Empire of Sand for its unusual setting and vibrant characters. If the bare bones of the plot feel familiar (girl with unusual powers must battle controlling evil cleric to save herself/her people), the world-building and nuanced discussion of privilege and consent more than m...

  • Mike Everest Evans
    Nov 08, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

    The Good: Empire of Sand delivers exactly what it says on the tin and THEN SOME! Strong female lead (check), magic by birth but you know there?s more to it than that (check), empires and gods (check), non-western fantasy (in this case inspired by India?s Mughal empire) (BIG CHECK)....

  • The Nerd Book Review
    Oct 13, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

    Thank you to Orbit for the ARC for review. ...

    I got this one from Orbit/Netgalley ? thank you! I?ve been wanting to read this ever since it came on my radar a couple months ago. I didn?t know what to expect from this one, what I got was pretty awesome. This is a story of a girl who doesn?t quite belong anywhere, her mot...

     LOVED this and banged through it in just a few hours yesterday ? an excellent and immediate piece of world building with some beautifully drawn characters and a wonderfully lilting prose that really immerses you deep into Mehr?s world of myth and magic. Using India?s history, ...

    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/11/11/... In the lusciously written Empire of Sand, debut author Tasha Suri takes readers on a journey to a south Asian-inspired fantasy world full of mysterious magic and spirits. A strong and alluring intro eventuall...

    I always say if I stay up late reading a book it?s a 5* and now I?ve done it 2 nights in a row with this one. The Nerd Book Review The writing was elegant but not overdone and I immediately got into, and stayed in, that movie in my mind I drone on about so often. I?ve di...

  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    Oct 04, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...

    Mehr has magic in her blood; a little spark of the divine passed down through generations, gifting some of the Amrithi with amata, allowing them to see daiva and dance rituals that shape the powerful dreams of sleeping gods. When she mistakenly unveils her true potential under a sky fi...

    It has been a while since I have seen such elegant writing. Tasha Suri?s words are like balm to the soul. They are calming. I devoured them. I couldn?t get enough of them. Until, of course, I could. Here?s the thing: this book starts off strong, very strong. We become acq...

    Read my full review on GracelingAccountant. THIS IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR 2.99 ON AMAZON FOR KINDLE Hey ya?ll! While requesting an Advanced Reader Copy of Sisters of the Winter Wood from Orbit recently, I was offered an ARC of Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri and I jumped at the...

    EMPIRE OF SAND is the kind of book that you have to reread certain parts, or read more slowly, just so you can savor the words, story, and development. At least, that's what I did. Inspired by the Mughal era of India, EMPIRE OF SAND features a resilient heroine who struggles to survive...

    Hyppppppe Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...

    "I don't want to see the world. I want to see our future. I want to see you." Empire of sand starts off with 100 boring af pages but trust me, keep reading. It gets so much better! ...

    Empire of Sand is a slow-paced desert fantasy novel set in a world inspired by the Mughal Empire. As I had never read a book inspired by this part of India's history, and as I usually love slow, atmospheric fantasy, I thought I would at least like Empire of Sand, but it just didn'...

    Buddy Read with Mels (who I'll link to later xD) I'm super excited for this and have a week to finish it so let's see if I can do it !! Still in that Kingdom of Ash slump and it's killing me. ARC received in Exchange for an Honest Review. ...

  • Vibur
    Dec 06, 2018

    i love going into books with no expectations because if it doesnt work out, no hurt feelings. but if it does work out, then the surprise completely makes my day. and what a delightful surprise this was! what really caught me is how much substance there is in this story, especially f...

    NOW AVAILABLE!!!! this is one of those ?shrug - not for me? books. which i suspected going into it. as much as we are cautioned against judging books by their covers, the whole reason covers exist* is in order to attract the desired audience, and in general, i am neither the ...

    I received an uncorrected proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Tasha Suri and Orbit Books. In Empire of Sand, the original and excellent South Asian influenced fantasy debut of Tasha Suri's we follow the action of Mehr who is an illegitimate but highborn daught...

    Mehr lives in a world where she is only half accepted. The Ambhan people have conquered and destroyed the Amrithi, and as a woman with parents from both worlds, she struggles to find her place as a worshipper of the old Amrithi gods and traditions. When the Emperor?s mystics take no...

    When you dance with the Rite of Dreaming, you dance with the gods. Mehr?s got it made, I guess, There were perks to being the Governor of Irinah?s daughter?even an illegitimate one. People obeyed you. Servants rushed to your bidding. Even the ones who loathed you?and there...

    All things considered, Empire of Sand was... slow, to put it aptly. But despite the plodding pace, sparseness of action and leisurely plotting, I was absolutely absorbed in the writing. The story was sensually imagined, shot through with a stunning poignancy, and I loved how the richne...