The year is 1870. Paris is under siege, and two boys, best friends and cousins, are swept from their life of privilege.
A brutal murder forces Michel deVries – or Moussa – to flee to his mother’s homeland in North Africa. A family disgrace forces Paul deVries to seek redemption in the French military. Ten years will pass before they come face-to-face again.
Now Moussa has become a desert warrior, while Paul leads an ill-fated French force deep into the Sahara. Against a breathtaking landscape of blazing sands and ancient mysteries, these two men face a struggle that will shatter lives across two continents.
An epic novel of adventure, passion and treachery, David Ball takes us on a thrilling, unforgettable journey from the streets of conflict-stricken Paris to the ever-shifting sands of the Sahara. Empires of Sand is perfect for fans of Simon Scarrow, Giles Kristian and Bernard Cornwell