Of Sand and Malice Made is a standalone companion novel within Bradley P. Beaulieu’s Song of Shattered Sands epic fantasy universe �eda is the youngest pit fighter in the history of Sharakhai. She’s made her name in the arena as the fearsome White Wolf. None but her closest friends and allies know her true identity. But this all changes when she crosses the path of R�mayesh, an ehrekh, a sadistic creature forged aeons ago by the god of chaos. The ehrekh are desert dwellers, but for centuries R�mayesh has lurked in the dark corners of Sharakhai, combing the populace for human “jewels” that might interest her. Some she chooses to stand by her side, until she tires of them and discards them. Others she abducts to examine more closely, leaving them ruined, worn-out husks. �eda flees the ehrekh’s attentions, but that only makes R�mayesh covet her more. R�mayesh grows violent, threatening to unmask �eda as the White Wolf–but the danger grows infinitely worse when she turns her attention to �eda’s friends. As �eda fights to protect the people dearest to her, R�mayesh comes closer to attaining her prize, and the struggle becomes a battle for �eda’s very soul.