The Drowning Empire #3 The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart

Posted February 3, 2023 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

by Andrea Stewart
The Drowning Empire #3 The Bone Shard War by Andrea StewartThe Bone Shard War Series: Drowning Empire #3
Published by Orbit on April 18, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure, Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures, Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Pages: 416
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The Bone Shard Daughter was hailed as "one of the best debut fantasy novels of the year" (BuzzFeed News). Now, Andrea Stewart brings us the final book in this unmissable, action-packed, magic-laced epic fantasy trilogy, The Bone Shard War.

Lin Sukai has won her first victory as Emperor, but the future of the Phoenix Empire hangs in the balance - and Lin is dangerously short of allies.

As her own governors plot treason, the Shardless Few renew hostilities. Worse still, Lin discovers her old nemesis Nisong has joined forces with the rogue Alanga, Ragan. Both seek her death.

Yet hopes lies in history. Legend tells of seven mythic swords, forged in centuries past. If Lin can find them before her enemies, she may yet be able to turn the tide.

If she fails, the Sukai dynasty - and the entire empire - will fall.


The Bone Shard war is the thrilling final book in the Drowning Empire series by Andrea Stewart, and it hall all the feels you could ever want in a last book. The Bone Shard series is my favorite series I read this year. Though I know we are not far into the year, it is a fantastic Adult fantasy. Lin, our main character, is a raw and genuine character who has to figure out who she is, all while trying to make choices about the empire she is ruling. I like how the timeline moved in this book since it is told from different character perspectives. We see the events from various points in the story and how they affect the characters in their view in the timeline. Thanks to NetGalley and orbit book for the chance to review this book.

About Andrea Stewart

Andrea Stewart is the daughter of immigrants, and was raised in a number of places across the United States. Her parents always emphasized science and education, so she spent her childhood immersed in Star Trek and odd-smelling library books. When her (admittedly ambitious) dreams of becoming a dragon slayer didn’t pan out, she instead turned to writing fiction. Her short stories can be found in such venues as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Daily Science Fiction, Galaxy’s Edge, and others. Her debut epic fantasy novel, The Bone Shard Daughter, was a finalist for the Locus Award for Best First Novel, the British Fantasy Award for Best Novel, the Goodreads Choice Award for Fantasy and Debut Novel, and the BookNest Award for Best Traditionally Published Novel. She now lives in sunny California, and in addition to writing, can be found herding cats, looking at birds, and falling down research rabbit holes