Waiting On Wednesday: With Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P. Beaulieu

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

With Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P. Beaulieu
Expected publication: February 7th 2017 by Daw Books

Çeda, now a Blade Maiden in service to the kings of Sharakhai, trains as one of their elite warriors, gleaning secrets even as they send her on covert missions to further their rule. She knows the dark history of the asirim—that hundreds of years ago they were enslaved to the kings against their will—but when she bonds with them as a Maiden, chaining them to her, she feels their pain as if her own. They hunger for release, they demand it, but with the power of the gods compelling them, they find the yokes around their necks unbreakable.

Çeda could become the champion they’ve been waiting for, but the need to tread carefully has never been greater. After the victory won by the Moonless Host in the Wandering King’s palace, the kings are hungry for blood. They scour the city, ruthless in their quest for revenge. Unrest spreads like a plague, a thing Emre and his new allies in the Moonless Host hope to exploit, but with the kings and their god-given powers, and the Maidens and their deadly ebon blades, there is little hope of doing so.

When Çeda and Emre are drawn into a plot of the blood mage, Hamzakiir, they sail across the desert to learn the truth, and a devastating secret is revealed, one that may very well shatter the power of the hated kings. They plot quickly to take advantage of it, but it may all be undone if Çeda cannot learn to navigate the shifting tides of power in Sharakhai and control the growing anger of the asirim that threatens to overwhelm her.

I enjoyed Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (the first book in the series), and Of Sand and Malice Made (the prequel novella) even more, so I am definitely anxious to see where Beaulieu takes the story next. 


  1. I just looked up The Twelve Kings of Sharakhai, and it does sound really good. I have to see if my library has it but I hope it does so I can give it a try. I hope you enjoy this one as much as you enjoyed the first two books in the series.
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  2. This series is high on my list, I need to read the first book, which luckily, I have a copy of. Awesome cover too!

  3. I can't wait to read this book! So excited for it that I could pop. But, as patience is a virtue and February seems not such a long way away now... I'll contain myself.
    Can't wait.
    Lynn :D

  4. Ooh yes, I can't wait to get my hands on this one. Of Sand and Malice Made was a nice distraction from the wait, but I am definitely hungry now for the full sequel.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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