The Empire's Ruin

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Tor Books
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6.4 X 9.5 X 1.6 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

BRIAN STAVELEY has taught literature, religion, history, and philosophy, and holds an MA in poetry from Boston University. His books, which have been translated into over a dozen languages, include The Empire's Ruin, The Emperor's Blades, The Providence of Fire, The Last Mortal Bond, and Skullsworn. He lives in Vermont and divides his time between running trails, splitting wood, writing, and chasing his son downhill on a mountain bike


Praise for The Empire's Ruin:

"This is Brian Staveley at the top of his game: incredible world building, action, intrigue, heart. I'm a huge fan of this series, and I can't recommend strongly enough you read them, read them."--R. S. Belcher, author of The Six-Gun Tarot

Praise for the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne:

"Epic does not even begin to describe this dramatic third and final installment in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne." --Bibliosanctum, on The Last Mortal Bond

"The culmination of Staveley's trilogy succeeds in every possible way, delivering readers a truly epic tale full of memorable characters, clever politics, an intelligent magic system, brutal battle scenes, and witty dialogue. 10/10 Stars" --Fantasy Faction, on The Last Mortal Bond

"Ratchets up the action and muddies the waters, all while completely throwing all expectations out the window.... upsetting expectations and sending us into a new and exciting direction." --io9, on The Last Mortal Bond

"A complex and richly detailed world filled with elite soldier-assassins, mystic warrior monks, serpentine politics, and ancient secrets. Readers of Sara Douglass's Wayfarer novels and George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series should enjoy this opener." --Library Journal, starred review, on The Emperor's Blades

"An enchanting union of old and new, Staveley's debut will keep you turning pages late into the night."--Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising, on The Emperor's Blades

"Intricate characters, complex relationships, and plots within plots... these are the hallmarks of great fantasy and Staveley succeeds across the board. A brilliant debut!" --Jason Hough, New York Times bestselling author of The Darwin Elevator, on The Emperor's Blades