Seven Deaths of an Empire (Hardback)
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Seven Deaths of an Empire (Hardback)

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Hardback 550 Pages / Published: 24/06/2021
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The Emperor is dead. Long live the Empire.

General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in the countryside, and assassins, thieves and politicians vying for power in the city, it is all Bordan can do to protect the heir to the throne.

Apprentice Magician Kyron is assigned to the late Emperor's honour guard escorting his body on the long road back to the capital. Mistrusted and feared by his own people, even a magician's power may fail when enemies emerge from the forests, for whoever is in control of the Emperor's body, controls the succession.

Seven lives and seven deaths to seal the fate of the Empire.

Publisher: Rebellion
ISBN: 9781781089132
Number of pages: 550
Weight: 762 g
Dimensions: 237 x 159 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The plot's surprising twists and turns will wow fantasy fans." -- Publishers Weekly * Publishers Weekly *
"Matthews delivers visceral descriptions of battle, the cut and thrust of gladius and pila, the shouldering of shields, the smell of blood and fear - and weaving through this, the delicate nets of magical constructs that can still snap, inflame or explode." -- The Fantasy Hive * The Fantasy Hive *
"This is fantasy at its finest." -- Grimdark Magazine * Grimdark Magazine *
"Refreshingly original" -- SFX Magazine * SFX *
"Both bloody, and bloody well written." -- Fantasy-Faction * Fantasy-Faction *
"Full of tension, intrigue, and action" -- Fantasy Book Nerd * Fantasy Book Nerd *
"Matthews delivers on the bigger picture stakes" * British Fantasy Society *
"It's exciting at every turn with a wonderfully spun plot that keeps you guessing the entire time." * Fanfiaddict *
"A cracking read that will burn the candle in the night." * Aurealis *
"Older teens and adults will enjoy the novel's political intrigue and struggle to survive, which are reminiscent of George R. R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" or a slightly less fantastical version of Jim Butcher's "Codex Alera" series." * The Library Journal *

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“unfortunately it didn’t end up a hit for me.”

Man, talk about a cover pick. There’s a style of cover art that uses the distinct paint strokes to build up the art and get a textured feel that just makes me want to pick the book up immediately.

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“Loved this book!”

Where do I start with how I feel about this amazing novel? I suppose by saying that it has fast become my favourite book of the year so far. I don’t want to say too much, as that might spoil a large chunk of it – but... More

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“Brilliant Read”

With Thanks to Solaris and G R Matthews for an advanced readers copy of the book.

4*

Overall a very strong novel with lots of avenues to explore.

The story is told through Multi POV -
-General Bordan who leads... More

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