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(Ashes of the Unhewn Throne #1)

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Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor's Blades, gives readers the first book in a new epic fantasy trilogy based in the world of his popular series the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, The Empire's Ruin.

The Annurian Empire is disintegrating. The advantages it used for millennia have fallen to ruin. The ranks of the Kettral have been decimated from within, and the kenta gate
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Hardcover, 624 pages
Expected publication: July 6th 2021 by Tor Books
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Brian Staveley There's a priest of the goddess of love with a dark and bloody past, a thief turned monk turned con-artist, and a red-haired soldier with a penchant f…moreThere's a priest of the goddess of love with a dark and bloody past, a thief turned monk turned con-artist, and a red-haired soldier with a penchant for blowing shit up...(less)
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Crini
Apr 22, 2018 marked it as get-on-my-shelf-already
A new book/series all about the Kettral *cries happy tears*
Suzanne Baker
Jan 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read the current draft of this book and can unqualifiedly say that it is impossible to put down. I think it is not only one of the best fantasy books I have read, but one of the best books I have ever read.

Brian Staveley uses the Malkeenian Empire and the distant past that still haunts the present to maximum effect. You will think about the characters and their quandaries long after you have finished the book.

I will not put in possible spoilers now, but you should put this book at the to
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Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
Jul 29, 2019 marked it as anticipated-releases
SEQUEL TRILOGY FOLLOWING THE KETTRAL WING BITCHISBSHSIAJAJA DO YOU HEAR ME SCREAMING
Katherine
YES! YES! YES!

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Lila
Jun 07, 2018 marked it as to-read

Finally, some info on this!
Also, Staveley confirmed it's Gwenna on the cover. :)

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In one of the earlier AMAs on r/fantasy, Staveley wrote:

"... the birds are indigenous to a part of the world that is very, very hard to reach. The Annurians managed to get their hands on some eggs hundreds of years back (thanks to il Tornja), and the rookery on the Islands is the only one in this part of the world. As far as the Annurians using them for more than war--no emperors have wanted to r
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Kyle Weaver
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Maybe my favorite book so far, although Skullsworn is hard to displace. There are three compelling story lines which unfold in entirely different and unexpected ways, but each one is a page-turner. Highly recommend.
Shannon the Book Dragon
Feb 26, 2020 marked it as to-buy
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OH MAN WHAT THIS SOUNDS AMAZING 🥺
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