Land of the Burning Sands

“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…

Book Details:

Genre: Fantasy

UK / ANZ Print Edition

Date:July 2010
R.R.P.:£7.99 / $AUS19.99

North American Print Edition

Date:June 2010
R.R.P.:US$7.99 / CAN$9.99


Date:June 2010
R.R.P.:£7.99 / US$6.99 / CAN$6.99


Publisher:Tantor Media

German Edition

Publisher:Bastei Lübbe


“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