Five Broken Blades - The Broken Blades (Hardback)
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Five Broken Blades - The Broken Blades (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages
Published: 07/05/2024
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Five experts in betrayal have to forge an alliance to kill the King in this spellbinding slice of romantasy that draws from Korean legends and mythology.

Five ruthless killers. Five deadly motives. One King - who must die. Six of Crows meets Kill Bill in a feast of treason and seduction set against a dazzling fantasy backdrop inspired by Korean myth and legend, from the team behind fantasy phenomenon, Fourth Wing.

The king of Yusan must die.

The five most dangerous liars in the land have been mysteriously summoned to work together for a single objective: to kill the God King Joon.

He has it coming. Under his merciless immortal hand, the nobles flourish, while the poor and innocent are imprisoned, ruined . . . or sold.

And now each of the five blades will come for him. Each has tasted bitterness-from the hired hitman seeking atonement, a lovely assassin who seeks freedom, or even the prince banished for his cruel crimes. None can resist the sweet, icy lure of vengeance.

They can agree on murder.

They can agree on treachery.

But for these five killers - each versed in deception, lies, and betrayal - it's not enough to forge an alliance. To survive, they'll have to find a way to trust each other . . . but only one can take the crown.

Let the best liar win.

Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781804186589
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 685 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This dazzling fantasy has it all: a richly developed world, a captivating ensemble cast, and a twisty, action-packed quest - Karen M. McManus, #1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

Five Broken Blades is thrilling, addictive, and simply incredible. Mai Corland's writing is as elegant and incendiary as wildfire, sweeping through a lush, folkloric world and its madcap adventures at the same time that she effortlessly shuffles through the perspectives of a vibrant cast of beautifully realized characters that one can't help but root for. What a stunning debut! - Thea Guanzon, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of The Hurricane Wars

With vivid worldbuilding and unforgettable characters, Five Broken Blades is a gripping, unputdownable read that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page! - Lynette Noni, #1 bestselling author of The Prison Healer trilogy

Mai Corland makes each character just leap off the page with their unique voice, thoughts, secrets, and desires. The heist had me guessing until the very last page, and I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down! - Nisha J. Tulli, bestselling author of Trial of the Sun Queen

I started this one and could not put it down. It's everything you want in a unlikely group of untrustworthy bad people getting together to pull of an impossible heist (or in this case, an assassination) story - Rebecca Roanhorse, New York Times bestselling author of Black Sun

A heist. A remarkable cast of characters. And a plot that had me hooked from the first page, to the last. Watch out world, a new viral fantasy sensation is upon us. Don't miss out on Five Broken Blades - trust me, it's a stellar read! - Ben Alderson, author of Lord of Eternal Night

Skillfully combining espionage, fantasy, romance, and a quest for justice, this marks Corland as an exciting new voice - Publishers Weekly

Daring, expansive and memorable. Although the protagonists are hardened criminals and professional killers, their vulnerability-and their struggles to be vulnerable-will have readers rooting for them from the beginning. This is a book to be consumed in one sitting, and will leave readers eager to hear more from a bold new voice - BookPage

Secrets are revealed, romance blossoms, passion is reignited, and blood is spilled ... will keep readers turning the page - Booklist

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“A thrilling heist”

Just finished Five Broken Blades and I have my favourite book so far of 2024! An action packed, fast paced heist full of secrets and betrayal with characters you really get invested in. (Personal favourite was Royo)... More

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“The hype is well deserved!”

I am pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. It's not that I was expecting not to but I didn't expect to still be thinking about it days after finishing.

Starring a cast brilliantly developed... More

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“Here we go again”

I can't so no to a boom about a band of misfits being grouped together for a common goal, it'll get me everytime!
Five broken blades is fun, action packed and has a surprisingly good romance that was a... More

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