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The Bone Shard War

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780356515038

Price: £20

ON SALE: 20th April 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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**The Sunday Times bestseller**

‘One of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time…This book is truly special’ Sarah J. Maas on The Bone Shard Daughter

The Bone Shard War is the epic finale to the unmissable, action-packed and magic-laced Drowning Empire series.

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.

Praise for the series

A bold, ambitious debut’ M. R. Carey

‘Epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt . . . inventive, adventurous and wonderfully written’ Alix E. Harrow

‘Brilliant world-building, deep intrigue and incredible heart’ Megan E. O’Keefe

‘Action-packed, must-read epic fantasy . . . One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year’ Buzzfeed

‘This brilliant fantasy debut has announced Andrea Stewart as quite possibly the best newcomer of the year’ Novel Notions

The Drowning Empire series
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Emperor
The Bone Shard War

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Reviews

The Bone Shard Daughter begins with a spark of intrigue that ignites into a thrilling adventure you cannot miss - with a unique (and painful!) magic system to boot
Hafsah Faizal, NYT bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame
There's a bold, ambitious imagination at work here - and this is a world you'll want to linger in
M. R. Carey
A wild ride full of action, betrayal, and heart-in-your-throat plot twists. Nothing happens as expected, and it's fantastic
Grimdark Magazine
As the narrative gains pace and change sweeps the islands, Stewart skilfully orchestrates her diverse cast towards a satisfyingly gripping climax
Guardian
The Bone Shard Daughter seized my attention and wouldn't let go. It's a thoroughly fantastic read and I eagerly await the sequel
Kevin Hearne
The Bone Shard Daughter is one of the best fantasy novels I've read in a long time. With stunningly intricate world-building that leaps off the page and characters who are so vibrant that you wish they were real, it grabs you by the heart and the throat from the first pages and doesn't let go until long after it's over. This book is truly special
Sarah J. Maas
Richly told, emotional, [and] action-laced
Library Journal (starred review)
Stewart has drawn a fascinating world with characters who have deep foundations, and who will quickly capture readers' hearts . . . Stewart's debut is sharp and compelling. It will hook readers in and make them fiercely anticipate the rest of the series
Booklist
The twisting turns of political negotiations, the desperation of each character to do what's right, and the carefully written world building come together to power this compelling and suspenseful fantasy . . . Stewart's elegant planning and unspooling revelations will keep readers hooked from the first page and fans will be impatient for the next and final volume in the trilogy
Booklist
Stewart's heart-pounding second Drowning Empire epic fantasy expertly picks up the pace from The Bone Shard Daughter . . . Stewart keeps the energy up across the many engrossing plotlines, with immersive battles aplenty to keep readers on the edges of their seats. This page-turning instalment is sure to please series fans
Publishers Weekly
A grand, ingenious and sweeping tale of power, magic and heart, The Bone Shard Daughter is groundbreaking epic fantasy for a new age'
Tasha Suri
Action-packed, must-read epic fantasy . . . One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year
Buzzfeed News
I couldn't put Andrea Stewart's BONE SHARD DAUGHTER down. A kaleidoscopic cast, a fascinating world, captivating magic and enthralling politics -- I'm already looking forward to the next book! Meantime, I can't stop thinking about this one. A fantastic adventure
Fran Wilde
THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER is full of atmospheric delights: a spooky palace full of locked doors and awful secrets! Wonderful characters struggling with hard choices! Intriguing worldbuilding! An endearing yet mysterious animal companion! Profoundly creepy bone shard magic! This is a fantastic read well worth your time. I can't wait for the sequel!
Melissa Caruso
This brilliant fantasy debut has announced Andrea Stewart as quite possibly the best newcomer of the year
Novel Notions
An unforgettable tale of magic and intrigue, and the start of a fascinating trilogy
Gareth Hanrahan
The Bone Shard Daughter is epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt, concerned with the real lives caught in the gears of empire and rebellion. Inventive, adventurous, and wonderfully written
Alix E. Harrow
A complex and dark tapestry of a fantasy woven through with brilliant world-building, deep intrigue, and incredible heart
Megan E. O'Keefe
There is a fantastic cast of characters, a compelling plot, a unique magic system and a vividly written world. I cannot wait to see what is going to happen next... This will definitely be on my favourite books of 2020 list and will probably be my favourite fantasy debut of the year
Fantasy Faction
A rich and rewarding novel, original and thought-provoking, and I didn't want it to end
Fantasy Book Review
Exciting and emotional, well-paced and gripping, and the ending is everything I never knew I needed. It destroyed me and then put all the fragmented pieces of my heart back together
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