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The Bone Ships

(The Tide Child #1)

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A crew of condemned criminals embark on a suicide mission to hunt the first sea dragon seen in centuries in the first book of this adventure fantasy trilogy.

Violent raids plague the divided isles of the Scattered Archipelago. Fleets constantly battle for dominance and glory, and no commander stands higher among them than “Lucky” Meas Gilbryn.

But betrayed and condemned to c
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Paperback, 512 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Orbit
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Petrik
Jul 10, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers who loves seafaring and pirates
Shelves: owned-ebooks
ARC provided by the publisher—Orbit—in exchange for an honest review.

3.5/5 stars

Highly imaginative world-building with a large focus on sea voyages and naval warfare.


Let me begin by saying that I’m a huge fan of Barker’s debut series: The Wounded Kingdom trilogy. I gave each installment in the trilogy a 4.5 stars rating and ever since I finished King of Assassins, The Bone Ships has been on my list of priority books to read ASAP. This is why I’m genuinely sad that I have to give this book a bel
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Peter McLean
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I was lucky enough to receive a pre-ARC proof of THE BONE SHIPS by RJ Barker from Orbit books, and it was glorious!

Imagine the naval sagas of Patrick O'Brian (the Aubrey–Maturin series, Master and Commander) in a fantasy world with a triumvirate of goddesses, avian wind-mages, and a fully matriarchal society. Imagine it told in the language of the sea, in rolling, rhythmic prose that crashes over you like breakers.

Imagine the mythic grandeur of the last sea dragon, and the dragonbone ships that
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Sam
Mar 26, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019
HOLY THAT COVER IS GORGEOUS!
S. Naomi Scott
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, netgalley, favorites
++ I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, in return for an honest review. ++

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For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday, I check out the new upcoming book from one of the fastest rising stars in fantasy fiction, RJ Barker. Barker shot to prominence in 2017 with his debut novel, Age of Assassins, which was quite an impressive piece of fantasy fiction. Age of Assassins was the first book in The Wounded Kingdom trilogy, and the rest of the trilogy, made up of Blood of Assassins and King of Assassins, were released to high critical acclaim in quite a remarkably short time period. ...more
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