The Bone Shard Emperor
‘One of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time…This book is truly special’ Sarah J. Maas on The Bone Shard Daughter
Magic. Revolution. Identity.
The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor.
Lin Sukai finally sits on the throne she won at so much cost, but her struggles are only just beginning. Her people don’t trust her. Her political alliances are weak. And in a far corner of the Empire a rebel army of constructs is gathering, its leader determined to take the throne by force.
Yet an even greater threat is on the horizon, for the Alanga – the powerful magicians of legend – have returned to the Empire. Lin may need their help to defeat the rebels and restore order.
But can she trust them?
The Bone Shard Emperor is the unmissable sequel to The Bone Shard Daughter, one of the biggest fantasy debuts of recent years – a captivating tale of magic, revolution and mystery, where a young woman’s sense of identity will make or break an empire.
Praise for the series
‘A bold, ambitious debut’ M. R. Carey
‘Epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt . . . inventive, adventurous and wonderfully written’ Alix E. Harrow
‘Brilliant world-building, deep intrigue and incredible heart’ Megan E. O’Keefe
‘Action-packed, must-read epic fantasy . . . One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year’ Buzzfeed
‘This brilliant fantasy debut has announced Andrea Stewart as quite possibly the best newcomer of the year’ Novel Notions
The Drowning Empire series
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Emperor
The Bone Shard War (coming Spring ’23)
The twisting turns of political negotiations, the desperation of each character to do what's right, and the carefully written world building come together to power this compelling and suspenseful fantasy . . . Stewart's elegant planning and unspooling revelations will keep readers hooked from the first page and fans will be impatient for the next and final volume in the trilogy * Booklist * Stewart's heart-pounding second Drowning Empire epic fantasy expertly picks up the pace from The Bone Shard Daughter . . . Stewart keeps the energy up across the many engrossing plotlines, with immersive battles aplenty to keep readers on the edges of their seats. This page-turning instalment is sure to please series fans * Publishers Weekly * A wild ride full of action, betrayal, and heart-in-your-throat plot twists. Nothing happens as expected, and it's fantastic * Grimdark Magazine * The Bone Shard Emperor is delicious fantasy fiction at its best, wrapping its coils around my mind and heart, teasing me and toying with my emotions, breaking my heart and melting it at the same time. Stewart has truly shown her skill as a writer, with two standout books in a series that is cementing itself as a pillar of modern fantasy * FanFiAddict *
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