The Bone Shard Emperor Published by Orbit on January 23, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic, Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
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In this action-packed magical fantasy epic, a heroine at the head of a powerful empire confronts a raging battle as she's forced to do whatever it takes to restore peace.
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 the north-east 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. They claim they come in peace, and Lin will need their help in order to defeat the rebels and restore peace.
But can she trust them?
The Bone Shard Emperor is the sequel to The Bone Shard’s daughter, and I am reading this one right after the other they are that good. We have a daughter who is now the Emperor; we have a smuggler who is now her head of the empire guards; we have other players who Lin is trying to get on her side as her father’s constructs are beginning to tear apart the world. First, islands are sinking, and Lin can only grasp at guesses as to why this is happening; then you have an army of constructs on the way to destroy the world, and Alagans, who are magicians and wait, tell you to find who is who and who to trust. Wow, this is mind-blowing craftiness right here. The author has a unique magic system, uncovered secrets, and a possible love interest; no one is who we thought they were. Eager for book three.