Hollow Empire (Hardback)
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Hardback 560 Pages
Published: 26/11/2020

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The brilliant new fantasy novel from the acclaimed and multi-award winning author of City of Lies . . .

'Marvellous . . . will leave you reading late into the night.' SFX

'Poisoners, deceit and treachery . . . will surely keep readers entranced.' TERRY BROOKS

'One of the standout debuts - and books - of the year.' THE FANTASY HIVE

'Absolutely loved this . . . a wonderful read.' JOHN GWYNNE

'One of the best new fantasies I've seen in a long time.' ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY

'A bold new fantasy voice.' LAURA LAM
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You never get used to poisoning a child . . .

Two years after a devastating siege tore the country apart, Silasta has recovered. But to the frustration of poison-taster siblings Jovan and Kalina, sworn to protect the Chancellor, the city has grown complacent in its new-found peace and prosperity.

And now, amid the celebrations of the largest carnival the continent has ever seen, it seems a mysterious enemy has returned.

The death of a former adversary sets Jovan on the trail of a cunning killer, while Kalina negotiates the treacherous politics of visiting dignitaries, knowing that this vengeful mastermind may lurk among the princes and dukes, noble ladies and priests. But their investigations uncover another conspiracy which now threatens not just Silasta and the Chancellor but also their own family.

Assassins, witches and a dangerous criminal network are all closing in. And brother and sister must once more fight to save their city - and everyone they hold dear - from a patient, powerful enemy determined to tear it all down . . .

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781787631038
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 808 g
Dimensions: 242 x 160 x 48 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A masterpiece of intrigue and mystery with a nameless, faceless enemy hellbent on destruction. I loved it. - ANNA STEPHENS, author of the bestselling Godblind

Utterly brilliant . . . The Poison Wars novels contain some of the best world-building I've ever read, a wonderful sibling bond unlike anything in fantasy, all wrapped together in a mystery I couldn't put down. Highly recommend! - S A CHAKRABORTY, author of the bestselling Daevabad Trilogy

A richly textured tale of old treachery and new intrigue . . . Fans will savour Hawke's well-shaded characters, the lavish descriptions of their fictional world, and Hawke's acute analyses of self-doubt, guilt, discrimination, and recrimination. This is a political epic done right - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Hollow Empire delivers mystery, suspense, thrills, action, setbacks, puzzles, red herrings, emotional gut-punches, moments of despair - and triumph - and even a little romance . . . a true fantasy masterpiece - FANTASY HIVE

One of Australia's leading imaginative authors - CANBERRA TIMES

Moments that truly made me want to cry . . . others that had me at the edge of my seat - it's so good . . . Would I recommend this? 100000% . . . one of my favourite series of all time. My rating: 5/5 stars - CHAININTERACTION

Hawke's exemplary prose thrusts readers directly into the action, both physical and magical, building tension and excitement until the final pages. - LIBRARY JOURNAL

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“Tense and compelling political fantasy”

Hollow Empire is a book I have been anticipating since December last year, and a book I was doubly anticipating ever since I found out that it’s sapphic. And it was so so good that all I want to do is go back and... More

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“Brilliant follow up to one of my favourites”

4.5 stars.

My most anticipated sequel for this year sort of blew me away. The first book is such an intelligent political mystery that I wasn’t sure if the sequel could stand toe to toe with it, but I finished it... More

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“Hollow Empire by Sam Hawke”

Hollow Empire is the second book in Sam Hawke’s series of books ‘The Poison Wars’. Hollow Empire takes place two years after the events of the first book.

When City of Lies ended I found myself with more questions... More

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