The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire Book One - The Drowning Empire (Hardback)Andrea Stewart (author)
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The fate of an empire hangs in a young woman's hands in this stunning fantasy debut filled with magic, old secrets, and the winds of change.
The Sukai Dynasty has ruled the Phoenix Empire for over a century, their mastery of bone shard magic powering the monstrous constructs that maintain law and order. But now the emperor's rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands.
Lin is the Emperor's daughter, but a mysterious illness has stolen her childhood memories and her status as heir to the empire. Trapped in a palace of locked doors and old secrets, Lin vows to reclaim her birthright by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.
But the mysteries behind such power are dark and deep, and wielding her family's magic carries a great cost. When the revolution reaches the gates of the palace itself, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her throne - and save her people.
The Bone Shard Daughter is an unmissable fantasy debut for 2020 - a captivating tale of magic, revolution and mystery, where a young woman's sense of identity will make or break an empire.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 722 g
Dimensions: 240 x 158 x 38 mm
"The Bone Shard Daughter is one of the best fantasy novels I've read in a long time. With stunningly intricate world-building that leaps off the page and characters who are so vibrant that you wish they were real, it grabs you by the heart and the throat from the first pages and doesn't let go until long after it's over. This book is truly special." - Sarah J. Maas
'As the narrative gains pace and change sweeps the islands, Stewart skilfully orchestrates her diverse cast towards a satisfyingly gripping climax.' - Guardian
"The Bone Shard Daughter is epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt, concerned with the real lives caught in the gears of empire and rebellion. Inventive, adventurous, and wonderfully written." - Alix E. Harrow
"A complex and dark tapestry of a fantasy woven through with brilliant world-building, deep intrigue, and incredible heart." - Megan E. O'Keefe
"The Bone Shard Daughter begins with a spark of intrigue that ignites into a thrilling adventure you cannot miss - with a unique (and painful!) magic system to boot." - Hafsah Faizal
'Action-packed, must-read epic fantasy . . . One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year.' - Buzzfeed News
'A rich and rewarding novel, original and thought-provoking, and I didn't want it to end.' - Fantasy Book Review
"There's a bold, ambitious imagination at work here - and this is a world you'll want to linger in." - M. R. Carey
"The Bone Shard Daughter seized my attention and wouldn't let go. It's a thoroughly fantastic read and I eagerly await the sequel." - Kevin Hearne
"A grand, ingenious and sweeping tale of power, magic and heart, The Bone Shard Daughter is groundbreaking epic fantasy for a new age." - Tasha Suri
"An unforgettable tale of magic and intrigue, and the start of a fascinating trilogy." - Gareth Hanrahan
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