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    • ISBN:9780356510644
    • Publication date:25 Apr 2019
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The Unbound Empire

By Melissa Caruso

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The Unbound Empire is the epic finale to the spellbinding tale of courtly intrigue and dangerous magic that began with The Tethered Mage and The Defiant Heir

'A dashing, compelling and exciting story, blending magic, assassination, conspiracy and diplomacy . . . I loved this book' Blue Book Balloon on The Defiant Heir

'This is a series worth your time' The Quill to Live

While winter snows keep the invading armies of the Witch Lord Ruven at bay, Lady Amalia Cornaro and the fire warlock Zaira attempt to change the fate of mages in the Serene Empire forever. But on the night of Raverra's great masquerade, Ruven executes a devastating surprise strike at the heart of the Empire - threatening everything Amalia holds most dear.

To stand a chance of defeating Ruven, Amalia and Zaira must face their worst nightmares, expose their deepest secrets and unleash Zaira's ravaging fire.

The Unbound Empire is the epic finale to the spellbinding tale of courtly intrigue and dangerous magic that began with The Tethered Mage and The Defiant Heir.

Praise for the series:

'I couldn't put it down' Genevieve Cogman, author of The Invisible Library

'I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this series' Girls in Capes

'I raced through this exquisite debut in three days and adored it' Fantasy Book Review

'Wonderful characters and intriguing mysteries that kept me eagerly anticipating what would happen next . . . I can hardly contain my excitement for the third instalment' Fantasy Book Cafe

'Absolutely recommended' Book Smugglers

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  • Publication date: 28 Apr 2019
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I love this book and series . . . refreshing and lively fantasy that has characters that I just can't get enough of — SPECULATIVE HERALD on THE DEFIANT HEIR
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This is a series worth your time . . . The Defiant Heir takes everything that was good about its predecessor and adds depth and weight to make it a more serious and compelling read — THE QUILL TO LIVE
Centered around a fierce and heroic set of characters, with intricate world-building and a quick pace, Caruso has really hit her fantasy stride with The Defiant Heir — CULTUREFLY
Freaking AWESOME . . . it's one of the best first novels in a brand new high fantasy series that I've read in ages . . Absolutely recommended and on my shortlist for favourite books so far in 2017 — BOOK SMUGGLERS on THE TETHERED MAGE
I've been dying to get my hands on The Defiant Heir . . . My expectations were extremely high-and the book went in a totally different direction from what I expected. In the best possible way. . . I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this series — GIRLS IN CAPES
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