BOOK CLUB: The Eyes of Tamburah

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Author: Maria V. Snyder
ISBN: 9781489252807
RRP: $19.99
Publication Date: 17 June 2019
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher

The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V Snyder is a fast paced fantasy adventure set in a swelteringly hot, cut-throat, desert underground city.

Shyla the main character in the story is an outcast. She is shunned ignored or taunted because she is sun-kissed, her blonde hair indicating that she has been cursed by the Sun Goddess. Her only real sanctuary is with the Monks who raised her.

However Shyla enjoys adventure and makes her living by transcribing ancient tablets and maps to find lost artifacts and treasures for bounty hunters and her archaeologist friend Banqui. So she lives away from the monks, in the multi-layered, underground city of Zirdai which is ruled by the brutal Water Prince and the murderous Heliacal Priestess.

All is going well for Shyla until she is accused of stealing “the eyes” an ancient artifact that is thought to have magical powers. In the course of clearing her name and regaining the lost eyes, Shyla is tortured, manipulated and double crossed. She fights a secret army, escapes imprisonment, makes friends, inspires loyalty and experiences love. As you can tell Shyla is a high-octane, Lara Croft type of woman!!

The Eyes of Tamburah is unputdownable action, and it is very easy to get completely caught up in this fantastical desert world. I can’t wait for the next book!!

This guest review was submitted by Lyn, one of our long-time Beauty and Lace Club members. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Lyn.

Maria V. Snyder loves to hear from her readers and you can find her on her Website and Facebook.

The Eyes of Tamburah is published by HQ Young Adult and is available now from Angus & Robertson Bookworld, Booktopia and where all good books are sold.

Thanks to HQ Young Adult 15 of our Beauty and Lace Club Members are currently reading The Eyes of Tamburah and you can read their thoughts on the book in the comments below, please be aware there may be spoilers.

11 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: The Eyes of Tamburah

  1. The Eyes of Tamburah by Maria V Synder is set in the desert city of Zirdai. This city is underground, due to the world above being extremely hot. The author has carefully crafted the underground world, as she takes the main character Shyla up and down the layers of the city. Shyla is a young researcher who is labelled as a sun-kissed which means she is an outcast within the society due to being born above ground. Her role involves searching for artefacts, maps and clues to find treasures.

    Shyla’s quiet life is turned upside down when the Eyes of Tamburah are stolen and she is enlisted to find them by the Water Prince. Once the storyline was set up, I was quite immersed in the adventures of Shyla and it moved along quite fast. There was a bit of everything, and I liked that there was a dash of romance added in. As this is the first in the series, I will definitely be sourcing the additional books!

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