With Blood Upon the Sand (The Song of the Shattered Sands #2) by Bradley P. Beaulieu

With Blood Upon the Sand (The Song of the Shattered Sands #2)

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, bu...

Details With Blood Upon the Sand (The Song of the Shattered Sands #2)

TitleWith Blood Upon the Sand (The Song of the Shattered Sands #2)
Release DateFeb 7th, 2017
PublisherDaw Books
GenreFantasy, Epic Fantasy, Fiction, High Fantasy, Adventure, Science Fiction Fantasy, Audiobook, Epic, Adult Fiction, Did Not Finish

Reviews With Blood Upon the Sand (The Song of the Shattered Sands #2)

  • Scott Hitchcock
    Book 1: 3*Book 2: 3*Same complaints as book one. The pacing at times it's brutally slow to the point that when you turn a page and see only a couple of long paragraphs you're tempted to glance over them because you know it's a verbose slog that could be summed up much faster. The overall story and characters are good. The world which is what the writer loves the most is very developed, again ad nauseum at times. If you love vivid depictions of th...
  • Daniel
    Ovo je najbolja vrsta nastavka, sve je vece, neke misterije su resene ali nove dobijaju na snazi. Upoznajemo par novih likova ali se broj igraca zadrzava na relativno skromnom nivou za knjigu ovih razmera.Sem toga nemam nekih komentara, knjiga je na nivou prethodnika i po stilu pisanja, i po tempu, i po kvalitetu tako da kome se svideo ovaj svet ima da uziva.Jedini minus je ociti klifhenger na kraju. Jasno je da prica ide dalje ali ovako imam ose...
  • Kaitlin
    * I was sent this book for free from the publisher in exchange for a review * This is book two in the Song of the Shattered Sands series by Bradley Beaulieu and it's one I have been eagerly anticipating for quite a while I loved book one in this series, Twelve Kings, and I was super happy when I got to meet the author a few times at events and tell him just how much I had enjoyed seeing a strong, wonderful and unique world within fantasy, and a d...
  • Karina Read
    A great continuation from Twelve Kings. I liked that there was no information dump/rehashing of what has happened thus far which is usually the case with sequels. The writing was great, the plot moved along with many twists and turns and i still love all the characters. I am really enjoying this series and at the moment, i just don’t want it to end. I will now read the two novellas in prep for the third instalment which, thankfully, comes out n...
  • Connor
    My Video Review:https://youtu.be/dlgalgznulI
  • SAM
    The first book was good and had a cool ending with the unearthing of Hamzakiir and death of Kulasan. It took me a while to pick this up from my book shelf but once i did it was like re-visiting an old friend. Ceda is a decent protagonist and Hamzakiir is a very intriguing character. His blood mage trickery reminded me of Voldemort, which would be an interesting fight! For 400 pages i was loving the book because unlike Twelve Kings in Sharakhai we...
  • Kristen
    Full review is here, on my blog.Oh Çeda. I missed you! But… and I feel a little bad for this, I missed Emre more (
  • Lisa
    Review from Tenacious Reader: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2017/0...The Shattered Sands trilogy was by far one of my favorite finds of last year. With Blood Upon the Sand continues to deepen the intrigue and entanglements, and displays the harsh desert environment is not the only thing to fear in Sharakhai. It will also take your emotions and bend them to its will, ripping them through fear to excitement, from horror to triumph (or maybe triump...
  • Stefan Bach
    Best fantasy book in 2017? Yes. „Had he worried? Had he feared? It seemed not. The very notion felt like an insect boring its way deeper beneath the skin. It enraged him.On he ran, the urge to feed building. But the memories began to fade, to darken. The shrieking wind, so loud only moments ago, dwindled, until all that could be heard was sand falling to the desert floor, a sound like rain against the river.“ U godini u kojoj se željno iš...
  • Althea Ann
    I enjoyed the first book, "Twelve Kings in Sharakhai," so was eager to pick up this sequel. In 'Twelve Kings' we met Çeda, accomplished swordswoman, who makes it her secret mission to destroy the dozen immortal Kings who rule the city of Sharakhai with a heavy hand. In the first book, she manages to kill one of the twelve...In 'With Blood Upon The Sand' we continue where we left off. Çeda has achieved the elite position of Blade Maiden, and is ...
  • Femke
    Absolutely his best work yet. Looking forward to the next book.
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    There are so many badass moments in this book that must have been so much fun for the author to write -- I imagine him sitting in front of a keyboard laughing maniacally and typing away as he guzzles coffee by the gallon to help keep him going. The book legit had me on the edge of my seat 90% of the time. If I wasn't freaking out over the risk of our main character, Çeda, getting caught by the people she was spying on, I was whooping and holleri...
  • Rossana
    I liked the first one, I gave it 4 stars, but this one was WAY better. Amazing from start to finish (except maybe Davud's story, which I really didn't care of).
  • Dezideriu Szabo
    Better than the first book and I loved "Twelve Kings in Sharakhai. With this novel "The Song of the Shattered Sands" is becoming one of the best fantasy series from the last years.
  • Rebecca
    4.5 StarsNo sophomore slump here! With Blood Upon the Sand was a fantastic follow up to the very impressive and enchanting Twelve Kings of Sharakhai, which I read earlier this year. I’ve actually had this book hanging around for about 4-5 months now and I just hadn’t had the time to dedicate to this 700 page beast. An accidental purchase of extra Audible credits (woops) led me to pick up the audio version of this book so I could catch up in t...
  • Kelly
    My review of this one went up on B&N earlier this week!: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sc...
  • Aristea
    The best part of this series, by far, is the mystery and the intrigue of the world that is slowly unveiled in a strategic way and at a perfect pace. Certainly the best feature by far which is not an easy task to accomplish by any means. I am also in love with the description of the scenes, locations and combat. It is extremely vivid. The only aspect that bugs me really is Ceda. Her decisions often make me roll my eyes; the dramatization of her li...
  • Kdawg91
    The Song of the Shattered Sands is currently one of my favorite series. I have let it be well known that I am a world building junkie and the city of Sharakhai and surrounding area is a living, breathing thing and I revel in it. Beautiful writing, a deep and exciting story and characters you CARE about. I can't say enough good things about this series or this book, you guys know I don't review things I don't like and I am FAR from an objective re...
  • Aoife
    I received a copy of this book from the author/publishers in exchange for an honest review.In this book Ceda, our protagonist, is continuing her mission to undercover ways of killing the corrupt, powerful and seemingly immortal 12 Kings of Sharkahai. She continues her journey training with the Blood Maidens, while getting closer to the kings and figuring out their weakness.I enjoyed this book just as much, if not more, as the first in the trilogy...
  • Mark
    And so to one of my most eagerly awaited sequels of recent years. Blood Upon the Sands (aka With Blood Upon the Sand in the US) is the sequel to Twelve Kings (aka Twelve Kings in Sharakhai), one of my Best Fantasy novels in 2015.And with such a title, so reminiscent of the Weird Tales pulps of the 1930’s and 40’s, you know it’s going to be messy, right?The book starts at a cracking pace, and this is evident even from the first few pages whe...
  • Jonathan Terrington
    With Blood Upon the Sand continues to develop the fantasy setting of Sharakhai and its surrounding world. Sharakhai is a mystical and magical city that dominates the sands, yet is a source of conflict and history in the world. The twelve kings who rule it are each responsible for a different aspect of this world. Their responsibilities ranging from managing the cursed zombie-esque creatures who roam the desert, to keeping an eye upon the future....
  • Mark Harrison
    This is excellent. Ceda, now in the Maidens guarding the 12 kings, plots to bring them down for killing her mother and wiping out the 13th tribe she was once part of. The saga is very expansive with dozens of great characters. Best read soon after the first book and in long bursts - dipping in and did not work for me given the number of subplots. Really interesting story, superb world building and the magic is clever - but requires thought. Not t...
  • Sana
    Oh man, a true high fantasy with such a large set of characters and an expansive plot with so much going on at all times. It was great to see it all come together, though and I enjoyed every bit of it.
  • David
    Just as thrilling and compelling as the first installment! I love the strong female protagonists, the setting, the intrigue, and the fantastic world building! I'm sad I will have to wait an indeterminate amount of time to find answers to the many questions the end of the book raised (carefully avoiding spoilers here...) I'm enthralled by the world of Sharakhai and the Shangazi :)
  • Aki Tman
    Took my time reading this one because when you find an author you like, you should savour their words that they laboured for months and sometimes years to create, rather than rush through it in a day or two and miss all the meaning. Or not, whatever floats your boat really, its your book I'm not going to tell you how to read it!The first book was great, but just shy of 5 for me. This book is better than the first, even though Ceda is sometimes a ...
  • Bogdan
    If I remember well I haven`t read a book so fast after it`s publishing.But It was a mere chance and in the end I was so glad to be so.I can`t say that it was an still an amazing read, because some of the new factor has vanished, but stil a great one.This time there only a few chapters that go back in time, but they have their importance role in the way the story goes.Maybe the action has a really slow pacing, but hey, this was the same in the fir...
  • Fantasy Literature
    4 stars from Bill, read the full review at FANTASY LITERATUREDisclaimer: just so you know, some of the books we review are received free from publishersWith Blood Upon the Sand (2017) is the second in Bradley P. Beaulieu’s THE SONG OF THE SHATTERED SANDS series, following up on the excellent Twelve Kings in Sharakhai. The sequel didn’t grab me quite as fully as its predecessor, but it’s quite nearly as good and certainly has me eager to con...