The Bone Shard Daughter

Andrea Stewart (Author)
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"One of the best fantasy novels I've read in a long time...it grabs you by the heart and the throat from the first pages and doesn't let go." -- Sarah J. Maas
The Bone Shard Daughter is an unmissable fantasy debut from a major new voice in epic fantasy -- a stunning tale of magic, mystery, and revolution in which the former heir to the emperor will fight to reclaim her power and her place on the throne.
The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands.
Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.
Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright - and save her people.
"Epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt . . . inventive, adventurous and wonderfully written." -- Alix E. Harrow
"Utterly absorbing. I adored it." -- Emily Duncan
"A thoroughly fantastic read." -- Kevin Hearne
"Stewart's debut is sharp and compelling. It will hook readers in and make them fiercely anticipate the rest of the series." -- Booklist
"Groundbreaking epic fantasy for a new age." -- Tasha Suri
"Begins with a spark of intrigue that ignites into a thrilling adventure." -- Hafsah Faizal

Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Orbit
Publish Date
September 08, 2020
Pages
448
Dimensions
6.4 X 9.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316541428

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About the Author

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 books. 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.

Reviews

"A triumph of fantasy and science fiction populated with memorable characters and bone-chilling secrets that keep you turning the pages."--K.S. Villoso, author of The Wolf of Oren-Yaro
"Stewart etches this story into your heart, filling it with everything I love about fantasy: a well-realized world, dark magic that challenges your presumptions, and deep questions about identity. Highly recommended."--Marshall Ryan Maresca, author of The Maradaine Saga
"A complex and dark tapestry of a fantasy woven through with brilliant world-building, deep intrigue, and incredible heart."--Megan E. O'Keefe, author of Velocity Weapon
"The Bone Shard Daughter is intricate and expansive, incisive and thoughtful -- a complex web of political and personal intrigue spun around questions of privilege, duty, and love. Stewart's debut is bound to have fantasy readers clamoring for the next installment."--Kerstin Hall, author of The Border Keeper
"An unforgettable tale of magic and intrigue, and the start of a fascinating trilogy."--Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, author of The Gutter Prayer
"Stewart gives us eerie, grungy bone magic that permeates through every layer of a fascinating and dangerous world. Strange monsters--some friendly, most not--unsettling rituals, and a cast of wonderful characters trying to fix a world on the brink of shattering, The Bone Shard Daughter is utterly absorbing. I adored it."--Emily Duncan, NYT bestselling author of Wicked Saints
"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
"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, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January