Yes, you read that right! Empire Of Sand by Tasha Suri has been optioned for television! 🎉🎬
Hey, 24hr.YABookBlog here (~˘▾˘)~💞📚✨ So, when I heard this news I may have screamed and almost fallen off of my chair!
If your not entirely sure why I’m screaming about this, let me offer some background: I am a HUGE fan & avid supporter of Tasha Suri’s Empire Of Sand!
I’d first heard about Suri’s novel when it was announced as a book deal and was instantly captivated by the summary! So, from getting an ARC & absolutely adoring this book, to now eagerly awaiting EoS 2: Realm Of Ash (Out later this year✨📚), this is just so incredible & I’m so happy for Tasha and this amazing adaptation news!
Empire Of Sand is an epic fantasy novel set in the land of Ambha inspired by India’s Mughal Empire! We follow Mehr who is the daughter of a governor who has magic in her blood!
She is both Ambhan & Amrithi, who are nomads that not only have magic in their blood, but descended from desert spirits and are seen as outcasts!
When the lands mystics learn of her powers, Mehr learns she & her family are no longer safe! So, she makes the sacrifice to leave her home behind marry a fellow Amrithi Mystic and join these Mystics on their trek to see the Maha, the powerful religious leader of Ambha if it means her family will no longer be in danger!
There she meets Amun and not only learns more about her powers, but the Maha’s true intentions and the power within herself to fight back against the bonds that are keeping Mehr and Amun within his grasp!
So the news was announced January 17 through a Variety Exclusive!
Variety reported that Kronicle Media, Amyale and Rebel Maverick teamed up to develop Empire Of Sand for television!
Kronicle Media is a full-service production management company that “[creates] content for and about women from diverse perspectives…”
Additionally, Amyale and Rebel Maverick are also TV/Film production companies assigned to the project!
Variety also announced that author Sadia Ash, who also works in TV development is set to write Empire Of Sand‘s pilot.
This came as such a wonderful surprise because as I read Empire Of Sand, I continuously thought to myself how it would look adapted on screen!
Empire Of Sand is a story about choice and freedom, featuring an inspiring heroine among other powerful women! There’s a slow-burn romance, journeys across the desert, intrigue, adventure, magic, & so much more!
I’d say now is the perfect time to pick up this book if you haven’t already!
I don’t have any fancasts in mind, but the one thing I really want to see shine through in the adaptation is the bond between Mehr and Amun! Their relationship and how trust, and having faith in one another is such a important element to the story I can’t wait to see on screen!
Other elements that I’d also love to be portrayed on screen for the adaptation: the powerful sibling bond with Mehr & her little sister Arwa, Mehr’s connection with both her Amrithi & Ambhan heritage, & the importance of dancing, the Rites, and Sigils!
As more news and details are announced, you can be certain that I’ll be discussing it on the blog!
I’m delighted to see Suri’s phenomenal book have the opportunity to be adapted! From this deal things look to be pretty good, so I’m thrilled to see where this adaptation goes!
Have you read Empire Of Sand? ✨⚔
What are your thoughts on the TV option? 📺🎉📚🎬