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Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1)

Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #1)

Author: Brian Staveley
Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne Ser.
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Description
The emperor of Annur has been slain. His daughter and two sons do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each also has a life-path on which their father set them. Kaden, heir to the Unhewn Throne, is in a remote mountain monastery where he must master an ancient power. An ocean away, Valyn endures the brutal training of the elite Kettral soldiers. And at the heart of the empire, Minister Adare believes she knows who murdered her father.
Promotion info
Book one in an epic fantasy of intrigue and empire, for fans of George R. R. Martin and Douglas Hulick.
Awards
Winner of David Gemmell Morningstar Award 2015. Shortlisted for Locus Award for Best First Novel 2015.
Reviews

A vividly imagined story of conspiracy and empire Col Buchanan A richly imagined world and vibrant characters ... an exhilarating adventure Elspeth Cooper A complex and fast-moving fantasy set in a world where treachery and intrigue are everywhere, accomplished through ferocious brutality, subtle intrigues, and everything in between L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Well-written and fat with promise, and we look forward to book two SFX He's constructed a fantastic and compelling fantasy world and has started an interesting story that rests on the strengths of its characters. He's proven to be an excellent author, and he's set up a compelling narrative io9.com Brian Staveley does true justice to the term Fantasy with his The Emperor's Blades and the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, this is what I seek in reading fantasy, authors that go the distance to deliver you a brilliant story ... It has everything that you seek when you read an epic fantasy story, from great, relatable characters all throughout the solid storyline, interesting environments and a lot of pretty darn cool action! The Bookplank An interesting and enjoyable start to the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne and if this is only Staveley's first novel I'm excited to see how he'll grow into his craft. If you love traditional epic fantasy, but would like to see a more updated version, then The Emperor's Blades is a book you'll want to read A Fantastical Librarian A blistering narrative and keen sense of both action and wonder ... Brian Stavely is one to watch and if you enjoy epic fantasy I think that The Emperor's Blades is definitely worth checking out King of the Nerds blog Very readable, hard to put down, and flat-out entertaining Nethspace blog A fun read ... It was engaging, it was fun to read and the series has serious potential Fantasy-faction.com An amazing debut ... Highly recommended Speculative Book Review Really great writing, tight world building, and complex characters. Truly, the author is on to something special with this series and I can't wait for it to continue Ageless Pages Reviews This was a book that reminded me, in different ways, of my first encounters with the likes of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss. It managed to feel fresh and original, yet familiar at the same time ... This is epic fantasy for a new generation, gritty and grim at times, but never losing sight of the awe and the wonder Beauty In Ruins blog This book made my heart happy. If you like fantasy it will probably make yours happy as well Between the Pages blog A well-imagined tale rife with violence and Machiavellian scheming that hits all the right notes Fantasy Smorgasbord blog I cannot wait to read the sequel ... Fans of epic fantasy novels featuring conspiracies and fighting for the throne will enjoy reading it BookWormDreams.com A vividly imagined story of conspiracy and empire Col Buchanan A richly imagined world and vibrant characters ... an exhilarating adventure Elspeth Cooper A complex and fast-moving fantasy set in a world where treachery and intrigue are everywhere, accomplished through ferocious brutality, subtle intrigues, and everything in between L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Well-written and fat with promise, and we look forward to book two SFX He's constructed a fantastic and compelling fantasy world and has started an interesting story that rests on the strengths of its characters. He's proven to be an excellent author, and he's set up a compelling narrative io9.com Brian Staveley does true justice to the term Fantasy with his The Emperor's Blades and the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, this is what I seek in reading fantasy, authors that go the distance to deliver you a brilliant story ... It has everything that you seek when you read an epic fantasy story, from great, relatable characters all throughout the solid storyline, interesting environments and a lot of pretty darn cool action! The Bookplank An interesting and enjoyable start to the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne and if this is only Staveley's first novel I'm excited to see how he'll grow into his craft. If you love traditional epic fantasy, but would like to see a more updated version, then The Emperor's Blades is a book you'll want to read A Fantastical Librarian A blistering narrative and keen sense of both action and wonder ... Brian Stavely is one to watch and if you enjoy epic fantasy I think that The Emperor's Blades is definitely worth checking out King of the Nerds blog Very readable, hard to put down, and flat-out entertaining Nethspace blog A fun read ... It was engaging, it was fun to read and the series has serious potential Fantasy-faction.com An amazing debut ... Highly recommended Speculative Book Review Really great writing, tight world building, and complex characters. Truly, the author is on to something special with this series and I can't wait for it to continue Ageless Pages Reviews This was a book that reminded me, in different ways, of my first encounters with the likes of Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss. It managed to feel fresh and original, yet familiar at the same time ... This is epic fantasy for a new generation, gritty and grim at times, but never losing sight of the awe and the wonder Beauty In Ruins blog This book made my heart happy. If you like fantasy it will probably make yours happy as well Between the Pages blog A well-imagined tale rife with violence and Machiavellian scheming that hits all the right notes Fantasy Smorgasbord blog I cannot wait to read the sequel ... Fans of epic fantasy novels featuring conspiracies and fighting for the throne will enjoy reading it BookWormDreams.com

Author description

After more than a decade teaching history, religion, and philosophy, Brian Staveley decided to write books. He now lives on a steep dirt road in the hills of southern Vermont, where he divides his time between fathering, writing, husbanding, splitting wood, skiing, and exploring old trails. Stiff knees permitting, Brian also still competes in multi-day adventure races. While he hopes that participating in these gruelling events will give him insight into the physical and psychological suffering faced by his characters, it's possible that he's just too dumb to quit. To the dismay of his family, he also sometimes tries to play the banjo.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781447235828
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Tor
  • : October 2014
  • : 197mm X 130mm X 36mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brian Staveley
  • : Paperback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : English
  • : 813/.6
  • : 400