Rachel Neumeier

Fantasy and Young Adult Fantasy Author

Land of the Burning Sands

The Griffin Mage Trilogy, Book Two

Land of the Burning Sands, by Rachel Neumeier
“They flung ice and earth against us. We will return wind and fire…”

In the aftermath of a brutal war, Gereint of Casmantium watches his city crumble. He knows little of how his king sought, unwisely, to use griffins as pawns in a human conflict. Yet Gereint does know that his kingdom’s defeat offers him a chance to escape from 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.

Time is short, for the fiery wind of the griffins is already burying Casmantium beneath burning sands…

Other Books in This Series:

1. Lord of the Changing Winds
3. Law of the Broken Earth

Book Details:

Genre: Fantasy

UK / ANZ Print Edition

Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9781841498744
Format: Paperback
R.R.P.: £7.99 / $AUS19.99

North American Print Edition

Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316072793
Format: Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 / CAN$9.99


ISBN: 9780316088879
R.R.P.: £7.99 / US$6.99 / CAN$6.99


Publisher: Tantor Media

German Edition

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe

Alternate Covers

UK EditionAudiobook EditionGerman Edition

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Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook

Amazon.co.uk | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook

Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | BarnesandNoble.com | IndieBound.org

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Praise and Reviews:

“Neuemeier is the perfect author to turn to if you’re looking for well-balanced political intrigue, fascinating magic structures, and extremely subtle romance.”
– Heidi, Bunbury in the Stacks

“This book is one of those rare second-in-a-trilogy books that’s actually BETTER than the first book … FABULOUS characters and really excellent pacing.”
– Anastasia, Here There Be Books

“This is shaping up to be a solid, well-written fantasy series.”
– Janicu, Spec-Fic Romantic

“…another strong read from Neuemeier. I definitely recommend the trilogy if you like fantasy!”
– Terri, Starlight Book Reviews

“Once again, the characters are my favorite part of this book, although I was also very drawn to the way the story completely shifted gears while still grew very organically out of the events of the first book.”
– Thomas Scofield, for Rob Will Review…

“I love Neumeier’s writing style. It’s very unique and different from any other author that I’ve read recently. She just creates a great atmosphere and picture in my head, and I feel like I am right there experiencing the story.”
Shelf Worn

“I enjoyed this read and will look for the third book of this trilogy. A wonderful classic fantasy style with a new element… griffins.”
– Melissa, My World… in Words and Pictures

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