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Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Tasha Suri Tasha Suri È 2 Review Review ´ Empire of Sand É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Mystics she must use every ounce of will subtlety and power she possesses to resist their cruel agendaShould she fail the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeanceEmpire of Sand is a lush dazzling fantasy novel perfect for readers of City of Brass and The Wrath the Dawn. 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 were many were forced to veil their contempt and keep their loathing eyes lowered All people faced hatred All people suffered Few had the cushion of wealth and privilege to protect them as Mehr did nice wardrobe plenty to eat time on her hands but it comes with downsides Her father s grounds constitutes a golden cage And mom s side presents a whole other problem Tasha Suri image from her Twitter pagesWhile dad is a member in good standing of the Ambahn clan the ruling caste in the empire Mehr s mother was a member of the oppressed Amrithi clan Not your usual ethnic minority The Amrithi began ages ago when a magical being called a daiva djinn like with both a physical and a ethereal nature got jiggy with a human making the Amrithi not entirely our sort The magical side DNA comes with some benefits though for some Amrithi anyway An ability to communicate with the daiva who still roam the world And how do they communicate you may ask Here is the genius of the book Amrithi communicate with the daiva via physical movement specifically through dance and sigilssomething between magic spells and prayer If you have ever seen the TV show The Magicians they do a lot of hand sigils there and not all are of the middle finger variety They also have dance rites that are the euivalent of the prayer rituals common to many religions Mehr keeps up the rituals she learned from her mother and from a mentor her mother asked to look after her when she left The rituals give her a sense of connection not only to her heritage and her mother but in a very real sense to the magical events in this world Suri took some inspiration from her own upbringing Kids in Indian dance training make abundant use of hand symbols She also wanted to incorporate that signaling with an element of martial arts Her characters hand sigils are no mere form of artistry They have real world impact They kick ass Author Suri likes Anneika Rose for the role of MehrMore family enters into it Mehr has a little sister she loves and wants to protect and whose safety can be used as leverage against her and then there is the evil stepmother Maryam a true bloom of Ambhan womanhood who does her best to hiss and sneer her way across the page whenever she shows up She is particularly eager to keep Mehr from continuing the practices of her Amrithi heritage There s In this fantasy world which is inspired by a Bollywood version of what the Mughal Empire might have been reality is not the relatively consistent universe we have come to know It is a product of the dreams of the gods Only sometimes those dreams get disturbed generating hurricane like storms that dump a whole new type of precip a thing called dreamfire Way beyond oobleck The dreamfire was everywhere now It was in the air she breathed in the sweat at the nape of her neck She could feel the strength of it churning the city into a storm The buildings were drenched in light debris flying through the air as if the world had tipped on its side and sent everything sprawling Even the earth felt like it was moving beneath her feet It was dizzying terrifying Exhilirating Dad who clearly loves Mehr and evil step mom who clearly doesn t may have Mehr s best interests at heart in keeping her confined to the grounds Seems the talent she has for things magical is in high demand by dark sorts So when Mehr slips out and puts her skill to the test word gets around and she is in a whole mess of trouble Way worse than being grounded I like a young Oded Fehr for the role of Amun image from GirlsAskGuysom Yeah I know Amun is supposed to be dark skinned but this guy s face just kept popping into my tiny mind The religious leader of the empire midway between Thanos and the High Sparrow has sent a delegation of mystics and a not so subtle demand offer for Mehr to marry one of them a dodgy seeming character called Amun Like so many other of the other mystics Mehr had seen in Lotus Hall his face was swathed by cloth Only his eyes and bridge of his nose were revealed but his head was lowered hiding his gaze The little of his skin she could see was dark She couldn t tell if he was young or old ugly or handsome He was simply male broad shouldered and intimidating with footsteps that were soft too soft He had a predator s tread It is an offer she cannot refuse No mani pedis for you dear Mehr hits the road with her new associates and the game is afoot No really No saddles or palanuins They walk across the desert to the evil leader s oasis centered temple His name is Maha and the similarity to mwahahaha cannot possibly be accidental Ok entire world fantasies can really get you bogged down in describing everything like the above and then you lose track of the thread Ok We got all our words straight Daiva Sigil Amrithi Ambahn Jeez can we move on with it alreadyThe change of scene also signals a change in approach What ensues is not just learning what dark plans Maha who is entirely cruel and not entirely human has in store for Mehr and taking on that challenge but getting to know Amun Is this bad boy really so bad Why does everyone think he s a monster What s the deal with all the blue tats And what else will be forced on Mehr A challenge for sureThe book heads in two directions here First is getting the lay of the land and finding out who you can trust and where you can get the best figs Part of this is dealing with being invited to hang by one group when you really want to be doing something else figuring out who can be trusted deciphering the palace politics in her new town Very relatable particularly for the younger set The other major element is the reveal of what the Maha has in mind and how Mehr will cope But the major bit for what seems the largest chunk of the book is Mehr getting to know Amun They have to come up with modus vivendi in order to accomplish the tasks with which they are charged and not get you know murderedIt was not the fastest read I enjoyed the first 100 pps of intro to the world and Mehr s situation and I enjoyed watching her face diverse challenges and overcome or not yet still grow in the process But I did not enjoy the pace or duration after that It was reasonably paced and engaging at first but settled into a slower drawn out tempo that was a bit frustrating The book might have lost about fifty pages maybe without suffering too much There are a few interludes when we see events away from Mehr from the perspective of other characters These offered a break from the central pillar of the tale and added in a few details Mehr could not deliver to us There was an element of romantic interaction that was appropriate and engaging but which took up way too much of the book detracting from the much interesting magical and palace intrigue elements You know I like a good romance Well I read a lot of romanceThat s something that romance series do really really well they create books that draw on each other but they re also kind of discrete stories in themselves You ve got a beginning a middle and end You ve got a satisfying conclusion You know if you pick up the next one you re going to get the same thing So that s what I m trying to do with the series from the Reddit sessionNot the romance thing per se but the beginning middle end thing It was a bit unclear to me whether this was intended for YA readers or adults Certain tropes made me think YA Things like a sheltered girl being forced to face life s realities and find out if she will face plant or be the stuff that dreams are made of We have certainly seen plenty of examples of kids or teens with hidden powers that emerge as they grow and confront danger of one sort or another Evil stepmothers are a dime a dozen in YA tales And Mehr has a little sister she is eager to protect like that Everdeen kid But then the challenges that Mehr confronts extend well beyond showing the world her stuff She has to contend with complex moral uestions Suri is also looking at larger issues relating to women She is interested in how women could exercise power in a heavily patriarchal society and not settle for invisibility She shows them choosing paths for themselves despite the external limitations on their freedom and sometimes having to hide their true feelings She managed to catch herself on her hands before her skull met the floor Then she bowed to the floor her forehead to the cool marble She allowed herself to tremble feigned being a thing bent and broken by his cruelty She did not have her jewels or her fine clothes but she had this power at least she could give him a simulacrum of what he desired from her And hold her crumbling strength tight Let him think he had broken her As long as he believed he already had as long as she fooled him he would not succeed in truly doing so I very much enjoyed the extreme creativity that went into the literary construction of this world The magical concepts were impressive exciting and fit well with the story Mehr is an engaging character you will find it easy to root for particularly when she is faced with wrenching decisions The writing is beautiful and evocative I enjoyed much less what seemed a shift from the magical elements and court machinations to an excessive focus on the romantic But was brought back by the action twists and resolutions at the end I expect there are many castles to be made of Suri s sands She has a second book in the series planned The Realm of Ash set many years later looking at the conseuences of the actions in book 1 Some dreams can be made realPublished November 13 2018Review posted November 30 2018EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Twitter Instagram and FB pagesInterviews Definitely check out this audio interview with Suri on InkFeather Podcast Not 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Read ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Tasha Suri Tasha Suri È 2 Review Review ´ Empire of Sand É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ghout the Empire for the power in their blood Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember but whose face and magic she has inheritedWhen Mehr’s power comes to the attention of the Emperor’s most feared. NOW AVAILABLEthis is one of those shrug not for me bookswhich 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 audience desired by fantasy authors nor the audience attracted by the weapon floating on textured background cover trend but i m nothing if not complaisant so i agreed to give it a go sometimes i surprise myself i liked the weapon floating on textured background Graceling after all and i thought Empire of Sand s south asian setting might be novel enough to conuer my historically lukewarm response to high fantasy the setting does add a lot of appeal the arid heat the shifting sands the miles of desert to cross the descriptive backdrops for both the nomadic and the palatial lifestyles and the daivas the shadowy supernatural creatures who can only be kept in check by the blood of an amrithisee and this is why i hate reviewing fantasy books because now i gotta define all these terms and lay out an entire world s innerworkings in order to even mention any of the book s central conflicts and it doesn t take long before that turns into a uagmire of boring for you and me both so i m not gonna do it this is going to be a superficial reader response from a reader with no authoritative claims because this genre is not my wheelhouse as a human reader of books i have some general responses you can choose to read em or you can find a review from someone with cred this is another book that puzzles me with why aren t you YA the age of the protagonist fits the whole one special girl with abilities to save the world theme is a YA standard and the trajectory of the romantic element is shaped for YA fans big messy complicated passionate it s a crossover book that to me seems YA than adult in all ways except for the pacing which is much slower than YA there s a long slow build in this one stretches of space during which not very much happens although when things do happen they are significant punctuation marks there s a lot of training a lot of prep time for the big thing a lot of getting to know you time while it seems like interesting stuff is happening elsewhere because although we do get brief chapters checking out the action away from mehr and her time among the maha and the mystics yeah i m not slowing down to explain i m so much intrigued by what s going on in the farther reaches of the desert uite simply i just could not get into this one and whether it was the genre or the book or some fundamental flaw in the reader NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW i m glad i read it because i think it will be popular and successful and i ll need to know what all the cool kids are talking about but i m just cool in a different wayoh but i did like the scene featuring the first appearance of a daiva and its truth about birds It still looks like it wants to bite me Arwa said warily It s a bird spirit Mehr said That s what birds do yeah that is exactly what birds do never trust them or precisely the reason cover art exists covers exist to hold the books togethercome to my blog

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  • Empire of Sand
  • Tasha Suri
  • English
  • 19 March 2017
  • 9780316449717