The Faithless


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$18.99  $17.66
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5.54 X 8.33 X 1.36 inches | 0.96 pounds

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About the Author

Cherae graduated from Indiana University's creative writing MFA. She's been a personal trainer, an English teacher, and an editor, and is some combination thereof as she travels the world. When she's not writing or working, she's learning languages, doing P90something, or reading about war and [post-]colonial history. Her short fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, FIYAH, PodCastle and Uncanny. You can follow her on Twitter @c_l_clark.


"Clark's worldbuilding continues to grow...the sequel to The Unbroken extends the deliberate journey towards independence from an empire and the past, and the love in two women's hearts."--Library Journal
Praise for The Unbroken:

"C.L. Clark gives us an unflinching story of colonialism and revolution and the people caught between. The Unbroken grabs you by the collar, breaks your heart over its knee and mends it. An astonishing debut." ―Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter

"Rife with political, familial, and romantic tension, The Unbroken is a riveting epic fantasy about a city on the knife's edge of rebellion, a tangle of alliances, and a desperate search for magic and hope." ―K.A. Doore, author of The Perfect Assassin

"The Unbroken grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. A perfect military fantasy: brutal, complex, human, and impossible to put down." ―Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne

"The Unbroken is a thrilling examination of love and loyalty under the crushing weight of empire. It's high adventure on a human scale―don't miss it." ―Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January

"C. L. Clark's epic fantasy debut reveals all the ugly, painful, deeply personal complexities of revolution against empire, captured in shimmering pointillist detail. I'm in awe!" ―Shelley Parker-Chan, author of She Who Became the Sun

"This strong debut is filled with exciting action and worldbulding, intriguing characters dealing with themes of colonization, military conscription and indoctrination, and an explosion of feelings. Readers will be clamoring for more of Touraine and Luca before they finish." ―Library Journal

"Clark conjures an elaborate fantasy world inspired by Northern Africa and delves into an international political conflict that draws on real histories of colonialism and conquest in their excellent debut... Clark's precise, thorough worldbuilding allows this remarkable novel to dive deep into the intricate workings of colonialism, exposing how power structures are maintained through social conditioning and exploring the emotional toll of political conflict. The result is a captivating story that works both as high fantasy and skillful cultural commentary." ―Publishers Weekly
"It's impressive to watch [Clark] meet--and surpass--reader expectations in the sequel The Faithless ... the series feels like layers of sedimentary rock, striated with colors and sheens that show the eras in which they were both born and compressed ... Whether the scene is a dance or a battle or a simple conversation, that feeling of depth and history is present on every page."--Paste Magazine