The Lays of Anuskaya - The Complete Trilogy: Omnibus Edition

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Among inhospitable and unforgiving seas stands Khalakovo, a mountainous archipelago of seven islands, its prominent eyrie stretching a thousand feet into the sky. Serviced by windships bearing goods and dignitaries, Khalakovo’s eyrie stands at the crossroads of world trade. But all is not well in Khalakovo. Conflict has erupted between the ruling Landed, the indigenous Aramahn, and the fanatical Maharraht, and a wasting disease has grown rampant over the past decade. Now, Khalakovo is to play host to the Nine Dukes, a meeting which will weigh heavily upon Khalakovo’s future.

When an elemental spirit attacks an incoming windship, murdering the Grand Duke and his retinue, Prince Nikandr, heir to the scepter of Khalakovo, is tasked with finding the child prodigy believed to be behind the summoning. However, Nikandr discovers that the boy is an autistic savant who may hold the key to lifting the blight that has been sweeping the islands. Can the Dukes, thirsty for revenge, be held at bay? Can Khalakovo be saved? The elusive answer drifts upon the Winds of Khalakovo…

This omnibus edition of The Lays of Anuskaya is comprised of the following novels:
  The Winds of Khalakovo
  The Straits of Galahesh
  The Flames of Shadam Khoreh

Also included are the following two Lays of Anuskaya novellas:
  “To the Towers of Tulandan”
  “Prima”
 
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About the author

 Bradley P. Beaulieu began writing his first fantasy novel in college, but in the way of these things, it was set aside as life intervened. As time went on, though, Brad realized that his love of writing and telling tales wasn't going to just slink quietly into the night. The drive to write came back full force in the early 2000s, at which point Brad dedicated himself to the craft, writing several novels and learning under the guidance of writers like Nancy Kress, Joe Haldeman, Tim Powers, Holly Black, Michael Swanwick, Kij Johnson, and many more.

Brad and his novels have garnered many accolades and most anticipated lists, including two Hotties--the Debut of the Year and Best New Voice--on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist, a Gemmell Morningstar Award nomination for The Winds of Khalakovo and more:

* 25 Best of 2015 lists for Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
* 2016 Gemmell Legend Award Nomination for Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
* Top Ten Book and Debut of the Year for 2011 on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist for The Winds of Khalakovo
* Best New Voice of 2011 on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist
* 2011 Gemmell Morningstar Award Nomination for The Winds of Khalakovo
* Top Ten Debut for The Winds of Khalakovo on Ranting Dragon's Best of 2011
* Top Ten Debut for The Winds of Khalakovo on Mad Hatter's Best of 2011
* Honorable Mention for The Winds of Khalakovo on LEC Reviews Best of 2011
* Top Five Book for 2012 on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist for The Straits of Galahesh
* 2012 Most Anticipated for The Straits of Galahesh on Staffer's Book Review
* 2012 Most Anticipated for The Straits of Galahesh on The Ranting Dragon
* 2013 Most Anticipated for The Flames of Shadam Khoreh on The Ranting Dragon

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.

Novels

THE SONG OF THE SHATTERED SANDS
* Of Sand and Malice Made
* Twelve Kings in Sharakhai
* With Blood Upon the Sand
* A Veil of Spears

THE LAYS OF ANUSKAYA
* The Winds of Khalakovo
* The Straits of Galahesh
* The Flames of Shadam Khoreh

Short Story Collections
* Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories

Novellas
* The Burning Light (with Rob Ziegler)
* Strata (with Stephen Gaskell)
* Irindai

Novelettes
* "To the Towers of Tulandan", a Lays of Anuskaya story. First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* "Unearthed", a Bryndlholt story. First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* "Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten". First printed in Realms of Fantasy Magazine.
* "From the Spices of Sanandira". First printed in Beneath Ceaseless Skies.
* "Foretold". First printed in Steampunk'd by DAW Books.
* "How Peacefully the Desert Sleeps". First printed in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.
* "Cirque Du Lumière". First printed in Fellowship Fantastic by DAW Books.

Short Stories
* "Prima", a Lays of Anuskaya story. First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* "In the Eyes of the Empress's Cat". First printed in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.
* "Sweet as Honey". First printed in Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.
* "Shadows in the Mirrors". First printed in Dimensions Next Door by DAW Books.
* "Parting the Clouds". First printed in Time-Traveled Tales.
* "An Instrument of War". First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* "Flotsam". First printed in Writers of the Future XX.
* "Prey to the Gods". First printed in Lest Our Passage Be Forgotten & Other Stories.
* "A Trade of Shades". First printed in Alien Skin Magazine.
* "Good Morning Heartache". First printed in Spells in the City by DAW Books.

Contact Information
Website: www.quillings.com
Podcast: www.speculatesf.com
Twitter: @bbeaulieu
Facebook: facebook.com/bradley.p.beaulieu

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Publisher
Quillings Literary
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Published on
Jul 25, 2017
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Pages
1931
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ISBN
9781939649195
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / Military
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Book 2
The second book in The Song of Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.

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 their chains unbreakable.

Çeda could become the champion they've been waiting for, but the need to tread carefully has never been greater. After their recent defeat at the hands of the rebel Moonless Host, the kings are hungry for blood, scouring the city in their ruthless quest for revenge. Çeda's friend Emre and his new allies in the Moonless Host hope to take advantage of the unrest in Sharakhai, despite the danger of opposing the kings and their god-given powers, and the Maidens and their deadly ebon blades.

When Çeda and Emre are drawn into a plot of the blood mage Hamzakiir, they learn a devastating secret that may very well shatter the power of the hated kings. 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...
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