Twelve Kings in Sharakhai

by Bradley Beaulieu

Brilliance Audio | September 1, 2015 | Audio Book (CD)

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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 four hundred 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.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6.75 × 5.25 × 0.68 in

Published: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1480527165

ISBN - 13: 9781480527164

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Twelve Kings in Sharakhai

by Bradley Beaulieu

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 6.75 × 5.25 × 0.68 in

Published: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1480527165

ISBN - 13: 9781480527164

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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 four hundred 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.

About the Author

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.

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.