The Empire's Ruin - Ashes of the Unhewn Throne (Hardback)Brian Staveley (author)
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'Brian Staveley's storytelling gets more epic with every book, and The Empire's Ruin takes it to a whole new level' - Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising
One soldier will bear the hopes of an empire
The Kettral were the glory and despair of the Annurian Empire - elite soldiers who rode war hawks into battle. Now the Kettral's numbers have dwindled and the great empire is dying. Its grip is further weakened by the failure of the kenta gates, which granted instantaneous access to its vast lands.
To restore the Kettral, one of its soldiers is given a mission. Gwenna Sharpe must voyage beyond the edge of the known world, to the mythical nesting grounds of the giant war hawks. The journey will take her through a land that warps and poisons all living things. Yet if she succeeds, she could return a champion, rebuild the Kettral to their former numbers - and help save the empire. The gates are also essential to the empire's survival, and a monk turned con-artist may hold the key to unlocking them.
What they discover will change them and the Annurian Empire forever - if they survive. For deep within the southern reaches of the land, a malevolent force is stirring . . .
'Epic in every sense of the word' - Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld
'An aching, bruised, white-knuckled symphony' - Max Gladstone, author of This Is How You Lose the Time War
The Empire's Ruin is the first book in the epic fantasy Ashes of the Unhewn Throne trilogy by Brian Staveley.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 752
Weight: 1044 g
Dimensions: 242 x 164 x 65 mm
Brian Staveley's storytelling gets more epic with every book, and The Empire's Ruin takes it to a whole new level -- Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising
An aching, bruised, white-knuckled symphony -- Max Gladstone, author of This Is How You Lose the Time War
Staveley sunk his adrenaline-dipped claws into me right away and refused to let go . . . Whether this is your first foray into the world of the Unhewn Throne, or you're a Kettral veteran, you're going to have an awesome time -- Brian Naslund, author of Blood of an Exile
Hang onto your war hawk . . . The Empire's Ruin returns to the world of the crumbling Annurian Empire in a spectacular way. Fans of Staveley's work, and those who enjoy epic fantasy outside the conventional mold, are going to unearth treasure -- R. S. Belcher, author of The Six-Gun Tarot
The Empire's Ruin is a scintillating explosive epic fantasy with multiple legendary scenes that rivalled The Way of Kings -- NovelNotions
The epitome of high fantasy. An unrelenting, staggering piece of fiction that goes above and beyond in every single facet of the genre . . . This is Staveley's best yet -- FanFiAddict
Brilliant -- V. E. Schwab on Skullsworn
Will keep you turning pages late into the night -- Pierce Brown on The Emperor's Blades
Deeply satisfying -- Kirkus Reviews on The Last Mortal Bond
A truly epic tale full of memorable characters, clever politics, an intelligent magic system, brutal battle scenes, and witty dialogue -- FantasyFaction on The Last Mortal Bond
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