Dark Empress by S.J.A. Turney
Series: Tales of the Empire, Book 3.
Approx. 172,410 words.
Published on June 10, 2011.
Tales of the Empire 3:
A time of trials, war and terror is coming to the desert city of M'Dahz, the Empire's southern bastion. As the Empire's government falters and crumbles, the people suffer.
But Samir, Ghassan and Asima,are about to discover that while people change the world, the world also changes people and that the best and worst of folk are forged in hardship.