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Gates of Stone

(Lord of the Islands #1)

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In a world of blood and magic, a powerful epic fantasy begins...

AN EMPEROR'S DAUGHTER WHO WILL NOT BE DENIED
Just before her sixteenth birthday, Princess Katerina is refused her rightful place as heir to the Empire of the Ice-Bear--solely because of her sex. Determined to regain her inheritance, she murders the foreign lord she's been ordered to marry and embarks on a peril
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Paperback, 544 pages
Expected publication: February 19th 2019 by Ace Books
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  • Gates of Stone by Angus Macallan
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    Release date: Feb 19, 2019
    In a world of blood and magic, a powerful epic fantasy begins...

    AN EMPEROR’S DAUGHTER WHO WILL NOT BE DENIED

    A PRINCE FORCED TO TAKE A STAND

    A SORCERER
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    Petrik
    Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Recommends it for: Asian-inspired epic fantasy fans
    Shelves: ebooks
    ARC provided by the publisher—Berkley Publishing Group (Ace)—in exchange for an honest review.

    An Indonesian-inspired epic fantasy accompanied by Chinese, Japanese, and Indian influences; I’ve never read an epic fantasy with world-building like the one in Gates of Stone.

    Angus Macallan is a pseudonym for Angus Donald, a historical fiction writer most well-known for The Outlaw Chronicles series. Gates of Stone, the first book in Lord of the Islands series marked his first foray into the fantasy gen
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    Oct 08, 2018 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: arc, fantasy, adult
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    Peter McLean
    Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: fantasy
    With tense political drama and rip-roaring action in a fresh and believable Asian-inspired setting, Gates of Stone reads like a collaboration between Joe Abercrombie and James Clavell.

    Add ancient feuding sorcerers and a queen who would eat Cersei Lannister for breakfast, and you have the makings of an excellent fantasy debut. Angus Macallan is a compelling new voice in epic fantasy.
    Virginia
    Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
    I really liked this book!

    The characters, Katarina, Jun, and Semar, were so fascinating that I had to know how their journeys would end. I think Macallan did a fantastic job fleshing out those characters and paced their development really well. I haven’t seen good character development like this since reading about Jamie Lannister. At first I was a little annoyed with Jun, but when he stopped being so pompous, I found myself rooting for him and sympathizing every time he hit an obstacle. He’s pr
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