Empire of Sand is one of those books that has left a lasting impact on me as a reader -- it is a beautiful book with gorgeous magic, a lush world, and one of the best slow burn romances I’ve ever read. So naturally I was absolutely thrilled to hear that the next book, Realm of Ash was coming out this year. I had sky-high expectations for this book and had absolutely no worries that they wouldn’t be met. And I was right -- this book is absolutely magnificent.
Empire of Sand was one of my most highly anticipated books of 2018. It sounded like it would be the perfect book for me -- it ticks so many of my reader boxes. When I finally got my hands on a copy, however, I found that the reading experience wasn't quite what I had expected.