Land of the Burning Sands

By Rachel Neumeier (Mass Market, 2010)
Gereint Enseichen of Casmantium knows little and cares less about the recent war in which his king tried to use griffins and fire to wrest territory from the neighboring country of Feierabiand...but he knows that his kingdom's unexpected defeat offers him a chance to escape from his own servitude.

But now that the griffins find themselves in a position of strength, they are not inclined to forgive and the entire kingdom finds itself in deadly peril. Willing or not, Gereint will find himself caught up in a desperate struggle between the griffins and the last remaining Casmantian mage. Even the strongest gifts of making and building may not prove sufficient when the fiery wind of the griffins begins to bury the life of Casmantium beneath the burning sands . . .
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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316072793

    • On Sale Date: 06/01/2010

    • Publisher: Orbit

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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Gereint Enseichen of Casmantium knows little and cares less about the recent war in which his king tried to use griffins and fire to wrest territory from the neighboring country of Feierabiand...but he knows that his kingdom's unexpected defeat offers him a chance to escape from his own servitude.

But now that the griffins find themselves in a position of strength, they are not inclined to forgive and the entire kingdom finds itself in deadly peril. Willing or not, Gereint will find himself caught up in a desperate struggle between the griffins and the last remaining Casmantian mage. Even the strongest gifts of making and building may not prove sufficient when the fiery wind of the griffins begins to bury the life of Casmantium beneath the burning sands . . .

Rachel Neumeier started writing fiction to relax when she was a graduate student and needed a hobby unrelated to her research. Prior to selling her first fantasy novel, she had published only a few articles in venues such as The American Journal of Botany. However, finding that her interests did not lie in research, Rachel left academia and began to let her hobbies take over her life instead. She now raises and shows dogs, gardens, cooks, and occasionally finds time to read. She works part time for a tutoring program, though she tutors far more students in Math and Chemistry than in English Composition.
  • "This book is like cupped fire, held in the hands: joyful and fierce and precise, painful and true beyond measure. It has the simplicity of poetry, the complexity of myth. I adored it." --- Daniel Fox, author of Dragon in Chains on Lord of the Changing Winds

    "Poetic, shimmering language and fascinating unfolding of worlds...in this vividly imagined debut." --- Booklist on The City in the Lake

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Land of the Burning Sands
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $7.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 464
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316072793
  • On Sale Date: 06/01/2010
Land of the Burning Sands