By Kameron Hurley
Loyalties are verified whilst worlds collide…
Every thousand years, the darkish famous person Oma looks within the sky, bringing with it a tide of loss of life and destruction. and those that live to tell the tale needs to cope with neighbors and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The state of Saiduan already lies in wreck, decimated via invaders from one other global who proportion the faces of these they search to destroy.
Now the state of Dhai is less than siege by means of an analogous strength. Their basically desire for survival lies within the arms of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a strong – yet unpredictable –magic. As the overseas Empire spreads internationally like a sickness, certainly one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword back to unseat them, and enslaved students commence a treacherous trip domestic with a long-lost mystery that they desire is the most important to the Empire’s undoing.
But whilst the enemy stocks your individual face, who should be trusted?
In this devastating sequel to The reflect Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us again to a land of blood mages and sentient crops, darkish magic, and conflict on a scale that spans worlds.
File Under: Fantasy [ Empire on hearth | Duplicates at battle | The Royal trade | All Will Fall ]
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