Twelve Kings : Song of the Shattered Sands

  • by Bradley Beaulieu
  • Narrated by Sarah Coomes
  • Series: Song of the Shattered Sands
  • 25 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An epic new fantasy series of mystery, prophecy and death within the ancient walled city of the Twelve Kings....
In the cramped west end of Sharakhai, the Amber Jewel of the Desert, Çeda fights in the pits to scrape a living. She, like so many in the city, pray for the downfall of the cruel, immortal Kings of Sharakhai, but she's never been able to do anything about it. This all changes when she goes out on the night of Beht Zha'ir, the holy night when all are forbidden from walking the streets. It's the night that the asirim, the powerful yet wretched creatures that protect the Kings from all who would stand against them, wander the city and take tribute.
It is then that one of the asirim, a pitiful creature who wears a golden crown, stops Çeda and whispers long forgotten words into her ear. Çeda has heard those words before, in a book left to her by her mother, and it is through that one peculiar link that she begins to find hidden riddles left by her mother.
As Çeda begins to unlock the mysteries of that fateful night, she realizes that the very origin of the asirim and the dark bargain the Kings made with the gods of the desert to secure them may be the very key she needs to throw off the iron grip the Kings have had over Sharakhai. And yet the Kings are no fools - they've ruled the Shangazi for 400 years for good reason, and they have not been idle.
As Çeda digs into their past, and the Kings come closer and closer to unmasking her, Çeda must decide if she's ready to face them once and for all.

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Arabian gold

I loved this audio book so much I found a limited ed hardback via Bradley's Facebook page to a place called the quill & claw.
This story takes me back to when I was young reading Arabian nights stories.
This is the first I'd heard of Bradley so I was a bit worried about using a credit
So glad I did
I highly recommend it.
I'm not going to bother filling you in on what it's all about as there are so many reviews already for this book on the web.
But as for the audio book, the narrator does a great job
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- Deano

Too much padding

This was was a disappointment. I didn't like any of the characters, the storyline set in the past felt like padding and it was just boring in places.

Narration was good.

I won't 'reading' any further books in the series.
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- R. Maines

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2015
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group