The Eyes of Tamburah
by Maria V. Snyder
Pub Date 17 Jun 2019
Pub Date 17 Jun 2019
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Treasure hunting has never been more dangerous... Tomb Raider meets Poison Study!
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder begins an action-packed new fantasy series.
'He thinks you are the thief...'
Shyla is a researcher who resides in the underground desert city of Zirdai, which is ruled by the wealthy Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess. Even though Shyla is sun-kissed - an outcast, considered cursed by the Sun Goddess - she is still renowned for uncovering innumerable archaic facts, lost artefacts, ancient maps, and obscure historical documents. Her quiet life is about to change when Banqui, an archaeologist, enlists her services to find The Eyes of Tamburah: legendary gemstones that bestows great magic to its wielder. These ancient objects can tip the balance of power and give whoever possesses them complete control of the city.
But chaos erupts when The Eyes are stolen soon after they're found - and Shyla is blamed for the theft. Forced to flee, with the Prince's soldiers and the Priestess' deacons on her trail, Shyla must recover the jewels and clear her name. A quest that will unearth secrets even more valuable than The Eyes of Tamburah themselves...
A Note From the Publisher
'I was enthralled by Shyla’s story and the turbulent city of Zirdai hidden under the harsh Zohara desert. The characters (including the very minor characters) are wonderfully realised, and the plotting is the perfect balance of intricate in conception but fast-paced in action. This is an outstanding contribution to the fantasy genre.' -Laurie Ormond, Editor
'Totally gripping, with elaborate world building and a fast-paced rollicking plot. This is Maria V. Snyder at her best; a feisty strong-willed heroine on a seemingly impossible quest through a vividly realised fantasy world, this book had me captivated from first to last...a must-read for any fantasy reader!' – Eloise Plant, Digital & Marketing Coordinator