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A Desert Torn Asunder by Bradley P. Beaulieu ePub PDF free download – The Song of the Shattered Sands is an epic fantasy series in the vein of One Thousand and One Nights. The story centers on Çeda, a young woman who lives in the slums of the great desert city of Sharakhai and fights in the pits for money. In the eyes of the city’s wealthy, she is nothing. She is one step above slavery, a fate that constantly nips at her heels. Through clues in a book left to her by her mother, Çeda realizes she is one of the thirteenth tribe, a legendary group of nomads who were nearly eradicated by the Twelve Kings of Sharakhai four hundred years before. In the decades that followed those dark days, Sharakhai became the single, unquestioned power in the desert. In more recent years, however, the city’s iron grip has weakened.
The asirim, strange and powerful creatures of the desert, once members of the thirteenth tribe, have always protected Sharakhai, but they have become fewer, their power enfeebled. Sensing weakness, the kingdoms bordering the Great Shangazi close in like jackals, hoping to snatch Sharakhai, a jewel they’ve long coveted. But it may be the wandering people of the desert, insulted by the very presence of Sharakhai, who prove more of a threat. After a grand bargain with the gods of the desert, the thirteenth tribe were betrayed by the Twelve Kings of Sharakhai and transformed into the cursed creatures they are now. Fearing retribution, the Kings sent the asirim to hunt their own kinsmen, to kill every man, woman, and child who had blood of the thirteenth tribe running through their veins. The asirim wept, but they had no choice. They were bound as surely as the sun shines on the desert. Çeda’s book is one of the last remaining clues to their secret history.