With Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley P. Beaulieu

With Blood Upon the Sand

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

TitleWith Blood Upon the Sand
Release DateFeb 7th, 2017
PublisherDaw Books
Number of pages592 pages
GenreFantasy, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy

Reviews With Blood Upon the Sand

  • 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...
  • Connor
    My Video Review:https://youtu.be/dlgalgznulI
  • Stefan S. Krstic
    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...
  • 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...
  • Femke
    Absolutely his best work yet. Looking forward to the next book.
  • Kelly
    My review of this one went up on B&N earlier this week!: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sc...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • James (ObservantRaven)
    Blood Upon The Sand is the highly anticipated sequel of Twelve Kings in Sharakhai. When I read and reviewed Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, I thoroughly enjoyed it and sung its praises. If you want to read my review you can find it here.Before I started reading Blood Upon The Sand I unfortunately found myself in a very heavy reading slump, but as soon as I started reading this I found my slump was almost instantaneous gone. But enough about me, lets g...
  • LilistarReads
    This book was one of my top anticipated releases of 2017 and upon finishing the novel it is easy to see why! The story absorbed my life for a week, any spare moment of time I had I was reading it to find out what would happen next! The continuation of such an intricate plot through interwoven multiple point of views was as great as the first book. Each POV definitely had their own voice, characteristics and motives, it was also great that each PO...
  • Filip Pettersson
    I really enjoyed this book. There will be a few places where you feel the book is a bit slow or carry to many threads. But it will weave together quite well towards the end. Leaving you wanting the next part.My one critique is the wage understanding it instils of blood-magic and it's tolls and limitations. It's such an important topic in this part of the series. But oh well hopefully these quistions will come to light in the next part.
  • Brenda Cooper
    Lovely continuation of a brutal and heartfelt storyBrad Beaulieu has done it again. This is every bit as good as Twelve Kings in Sharakai. The fantasy world is beautifully rendered with loving detail.
  • Chris
    Alright. The book prior to this was fantastic, I loved it. I did not review it. This book was even better. This series deserves recognition on the largest of platforms. I expect a Legend nomination for this around this time next year. I'd put this series on the same level of satisfaction that I've gotten from Rothfuss's Kingkiller series, Sanderson's Way of Kings saga (forget the name) Ryan's Blood Song tril. (sans the dissappointing finale) I'd ...
  • Deborah Wolf
    Brad Beaulieu nails it again. As much as I loved TWELVE KINGS, this sequel blew it away. Not often a second book surpasses the first; Beaulieu can write, by damn.
  • Stoffe
    In her continued effort to bring about the downfall of the Twelve Kings, legendary tyrants of the desert landscape, Çeda has become one of the Maidens. As such she has the opportunity to fight them from the inside and free the asirim, slaves to the Kings, but loosing to The Moonless Host, a revolutionary type organization has made them vengeful and out for blood.With Blood Upon the Sand is definitely what Empire Strikes Back was to A New Hope. I...
  • Rochelle
    Wow! What a breathtaking ride! I am in love with this intricate world the author has created, with its Gods, Kings, political schemes, factions and so many other interesting elements including the magical system. What an amazing female protagonist is Ceda! She is easily one of my favourites and I love that all the characters are so real, morally ambiguous, flawed yet all with some redeeming qualities because no one is all bad.This sequel really e...
  • Ian Mathers
    Probably my favourite thing about this instalment is that we begin to see at least some things from the perspective of the Kings, and if they're no less monstrous, they're at least less monolithically Evil, which both makes them more interesting and gives our protagonists some cracks they can try and use to their advantage. Pretty much everything that happens out in the desert is new and interesting (not that the city material is weak, but the vi...
  • Newton Nitro
    With Blood Upon the Sand (The Song of the Shattered Sands #2)by Bradley P. Beaulieu | 592 pgs. | Daw Books, 2017 | Lido de 26.03.17 a 31.03.17SINOPSEÇeda, agora uma guerreira à dos reis de Sharakhai, treina-se como um dos seus guerreiros de elite, aprende os seus segredos enquanto eles mandá-la em missões secretas para promover sua regra. Ela sabe que a história trágica dos asirim — que há centenas de anos eles foram escravizados aos rei...
  • SJ Higbee
    My advice before you plunge into this book is to first track down Twelve Kings. In common with most epic fantasy, there is a wide-ranging cast of characters and a handful of plotpoints spiralling away from Çeda’s main story arc that holds it altogether. So inevitably you’ll be slightly floundering at the start of this one as it hits the ground running – and the premise and world are of a quality that it would be real shame to miss out on t...
  • Sean
    Received ARC from Netgalley and Orion Publishing Group for honest review.I must thank Orion and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this and for Bradley to write this.This is such a wonderfully written and expressive book ,I could hardly put it down.Cent ring around Ceda and her on going learning curve of the Maidens it was utterly wonderful,as I felt I was in the sand with her.The author has done really well in making this such an easy read an...
  • Ethan Faris
    This book really brought up the level of the series, I was a bit iffy on the last book but this one was so ambitious and really leveled up the conflict and made all the characters so much more interesting. It feels similar to a game of thrones set in the middle East except you do have a protagonist and she is awesome. Definitely one of my favourite epic fantasy series now and I cant wait to see what comes next.
  • 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...
  • Josh Stone
    Another good one, cant wait to read the next in the series.
  • Tomsbookhaven
    Blood upon the sand is a brilliant continuation of the first book, The Twelve Kings of Sharakai. A well developed world built in an 'Arabian Nights' -esque location. I found this book extremely well paced, which I think has improved from the first book. I think Beaulieu's characters are well developed, and you're able to sympathise with them quickly. We learn more about the past in this installment, which I found super interesting especially with...
  • Ben Perry
    Ok so I actually got this book through a Goodreads Giveaway and not intentionally purchased it so always slightly apprehensive and excited to read something really new. This is the first book I've read by Beaulieu and can honestly say I am totally harpoon hooked! I probably read it to hastily and felt one of those arguably 'natural' urges and desires to see it through as quickly as possible, trying to avoid the cliche, 'I couldn't put the book do...
  • So Linalyz
    Wow, un tome qui met en place les conflits et qui se fini en apothéose... Je suis pressé de voir ce que le 3ème tome va donner.
  • Nayan Patel
    Most authors fail at delivering on a worthy continuation to a great start. The pace, world building or character development would suffer badly when the authors try to stretch their story for pages which are just not there. Not with this one. This one just draws you into the magic of the desert. Disclaimer: While I received an advance reading copy from the author through netgalley, the views expressed below are my own.Çeda is now a part of the e...