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Of Sand and Malice Made (Song of Shattered Sands) (edição 2017)

por Bradley P Beaulieu (Autor)

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Çeda is the youngest pit fighter in the history of Sharakhai. She's made her name in the arena as the fearsome White Wolf. None but her closest friends and allies know her true identity. But this all changes when she crosses the path of Rümayesh, an ehrekh, a sadistic creature forged aeons ago by the god of chaos. The ehrekh are desert dwellers, but for centuries Rümayesh has lurked in the dark corners of Sharakhai, combing the populace for human "jewels" that might interest her. Some she chooses to stand by her side, until she tires of them and discards them. Others she abducts to examine more closely, leaving them ruined, worn-out husks. Çeda flees the ehrekh's attentions, but that only makes Rümayesh covet her more. Rümayesh grows violent, threatening to unmask Çeda as the White Wolf--but the danger grows infinitely worse when she turns her attention to Çeda's friends. As Çeda fights to protect the people dearest to her, Rümayesh comes closer to attaining her prize, and the struggle becomes a battle for Çeda's very soul.… (mais)
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Título:Of Sand and Malice Made (Song of Shattered Sands)
Autores:Bradley P Beaulieu (Autor)
Informação:Daw Books (2017), Edition: Reprint, 240 pages
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Fascinating!

A story in three parts sprung from the desert sands. Beaulieu refers to this as the little book that could. The way the three parts blend from one to the next is curiously masterful.
Çeda, known in the pits of the desert city of Sharakhai as White Wolf, finds herself pitted against an ehrekh, a creature sprung from the whims of the God of chaos.
When Brama Junayd'ava steals Çeda's purse she rectifies the situation, yet Osman takes her to task for toying with Brama. He points out to her that her ego is involved and as a pit fighter that can't happen.
The ehrekh Rümayesh draws Çeda in, to steal her dreams, the window to her soul, Çeda knows fear, and knows that she must find a way to destroy Rümayesh. Çeda cannot allow Rümayesh entree. The emotional battle to lead Rümayesh away from her deepest thoughts and secrets, to avoid enslavement is intense.
Unfortunately in the melee, Brama becomes involved, joined to Rümayesh. Çeda must try to separate the two. In doing so she further endangers her very being.
This little book certainly can.

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  eyes.2c | Sep 9, 2016 |
Of Sand and Malice Made is a short prequel to the fantasy novel, Twelve Kings of Sharakhai (which I have not yet read) and follows the heroine of that book, Çeda.

Going in, I thought Of Sand and Malice Made was a novella (it’s only 175 pages). As it turns out, the format is closer to three highly related short stories. Çeda, a young pit fighter in the arena, crosses the path of an ehrekh, Rümayesh. The ehrekh is a creature made long ago by the god of chaos, and this one is living in Sharakhai, stealing human’s memories.

Perhaps it was the nature of the book’s format with its three different parts, but I had a lot of trouble with the pacing. For such a short book, it took me an unusually long time to finish. I would read a few pages and end up putting it down, sometimes to read something else. If I hadn’t intended on finishing it for a review, I likely would have quit less than halfway in.

I never got much of a feel for Çeda or the other characters. Çeda felt like she was often reacting to the plot instead of driving it, and I would have liked to see more of what motivates her outside of her reactions to specific plot points.

The most intriguing thing about the book was the world building, but it can be hard to read something solely for the world. There’s hints at some interesting mythology, and the city did manage to feel vivid and lifelike for such a short book. If there’s one good thing that came out of reading Of Sand and Malice Made, it’s that I’m now more likely to finally getting around to checking the full length novel out of the library.

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I received an ARC of Of Sand and Malice Made from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ( )
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Çeda is the youngest pit fighter in the history of Sharakhai. She's made her name in the arena as the fearsome White Wolf. None but her closest friends and allies know her true identity. But this all changes when she crosses the path of Rümayesh, an ehrekh, a sadistic creature forged aeons ago by the god of chaos. The ehrekh are desert dwellers, but for centuries Rümayesh has lurked in the dark corners of Sharakhai, combing the populace for human "jewels" that might interest her. Some she chooses to stand by her side, until she tires of them and discards them. Others she abducts to examine more closely, leaving them ruined, worn-out husks. Çeda flees the ehrekh's attentions, but that only makes Rümayesh covet her more. Rümayesh grows violent, threatening to unmask Çeda as the White Wolf--but the danger grows infinitely worse when she turns her attention to Çeda's friends. As Çeda fights to protect the people dearest to her, Rümayesh comes closer to attaining her prize, and the struggle becomes a battle for Çeda's very soul.

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