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Got this awesome review copy this week, Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu! I have heard nothing but great things about this book. Been wanting to read this one for a while now. Thanks Bradley P. Beaulieu and DAW books! I can’t wait to read and review!

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu is out September 1, 2015 !

So go get a copy!

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About the book:

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 Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu

  • Series: Song of Shattered Sands (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: DAW (September 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0756409721
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756409722

Sharakhai, the great city of the desert, center of commerce and culture, has been ruled from time immemorial by twelve kings — cruel, ruthless, powerful, and immortal. With their army of Silver Spears, their elite ompany of Blade Maidens and their holy defenders, the terrifying asirim, the Kings uphold their positions as undisputed, invincible lords of the desert. There is no hope of freedom for any under their rule.

Or so it seems, until Çeda, a brave young woman from the west end slums, defies the Kings’ laws by going outside on the holy night of Beht Zha’ir. What she learns that night sets her on a path that winds through both the terrible truths of the Kings’ mysterious history and the hidden riddles of her own heritage. Together, these secrets could finally break the iron grip of the Kings’ power…if the nigh-omnipotent Kings don’t find her first

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About the author:

Bradley P. Beaulieu began writing his first fantasy novel in college, but in the way of these things, it was set aside as life intervened. As time went on, though, Brad realized that his love of writing and telling tales wasn’t going to just slink quietly into the night. The drive to write came back full force in the early 2000s, at which point Brad dedicated himself to the craft, writing several novels and learning under the guidance of writers like Nancy Kress, Joe Haldeman, Tim Powers, Holly Black, Michael Swanwick, Kij Johnson, and many more.

Brad and his novels have garnered many accolades and most anticipated lists, including two Hotties–the Debut of the Year and Best New Voice–on Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist, a Gemmell Morningstar Award nomination for The Winds of Khalakovo and more:

* Top Ten Book and Debut of the Year for 2011 on Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist for The Winds of Khalakovo
* Best New Voice of 2011 on Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist
* 2011 Gemmell Morningstar Award Nomination for The Winds of Khalakovo
* Top Ten Debut for The Winds of Khalakovo on Ranting Dragon’s Best of 2011
* Top Ten Debut for The Winds of Khalakovo on Mad Hatter’s Best of 2011
* Honorable Mention for The Winds of Khalakovo on LEC Reviews Best of 2011
* Top Five Book for 2012 on Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist for The Straits of Galahesh
* 2012 Most Anticipated for The Straits of Galahesh on Staffer’s Book Review
* 2012 Most Anticipated for The Straits of Galahesh on The Ranting Dragon
* 2013 Most Anticipated for The Flames of Shadam Khoreh on The Ranting Dragon

In addition to being an L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award winner, Brad’s stories have appeared in various other publications, including Realms of Fantasy Magazine, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Writers of the Future 20, and several anthologies from DAW Books. His story, “In the Eyes of the Empress’s Cat,” was voted a Notable Story of 2006 in the Million Writers Award.

Brad continues to work on his next projects, including an Arabian Nights epic fantasy and a Norse-inspired middle grade series. He also runs the highly successful science fiction and fantasy podcast, Speculate, which can be found at speculatesf.com.

Novels

THE LAYS OF ANUSKAYA
* The Winds of Khalakovo
* The Straits of Galahesh
* The Flames of Shadam Khoreh

Short Story Collections
* Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories

Novellas
* Strata (with Stephen Gaskell)

Novelettes
* “To the Towers of Tulandan”, a Lays of Anuskaya story. First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* “Unearthed”, a Bryndlholt story. First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* “Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten”. First printed in Realms of Fantasy Magazine.
* “From the Spices of Sanandira”. First printed in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
* “Foretold”. First printed in Steampunk’d by DAW Books.
* “How Peacefully the Desert Sleeps”. First printed in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.
* “Cirque Du Lumière”. First printed in Fellowship Fantastic by DAW Books.

Short Stories
* “Prima”, a Lays of Anuskaya story. First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* “In the Eyes of the Empress’s Cat”. First printed in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.
* “Sweet as Honey”. First printed in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show.
* “Shadows in the Mirrors”. First printed in Dimensions Next Door by DAW Books.
* “Parting the Clouds”. First printed in Time-Traveled Tales.
* “An Instrument of War”. First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* “Flotsam”. First printed in Writers of the Future XX.
* “Prey to the Gods”. First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* “A Trade of Shades”. First printed in Alien Skin Magazine.
* “Good Morning Heartache”. First printed in Spells in the City by DAW Books.

Contact Information
Website: http://www.quillings.com
Podcast: http://www.speculatesf.com
Twitter: @bbeaulieu
Facebook: facebook.com/bradley.p.beaulieu

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