#2 in series

The Providence of Fire

Book 2 in the series

4.16 based on 11405 ratings & 700 reviews on Goodreads.com
Tor

Publication date: 27.08.2015
ISBN: 9781447235811
Number of pages: 736

Synopsis

War is coming, secrets multiply and betrayal waits in the wings...

The Empire's ruling family must be vigilant, as the conspiracy against them deepens. Having discovered her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies. But few trust her, until she seems marked by the people's goddess in an ordeal of flame.

As Adare struggles to unite Annur, unrest breeds rival armies - then barbarian hordes threaten to invade. And unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn has fallen in with forces mustering at the empire's borders. The terrible choices facing each of them could make war between them inevitable.

Fighting his own battles is their brother Kaden, rightful heir to the throne, who has infiltrated the Annurian capital with two strange companions. While imperial forces prepare to defend a far distant front, Kaden's actions could save the empire, or destroy it.

Book One, The Emperor's Blades, was on the list of BuzzFeed.com's most-anticipated SF/F reads for 2014 and also on the Fantasy Faction blog for most anticipated fantasy for 2014.

In the media

A richly imagined world and vibrant characters . . . an exhilarating adventure
Elspeth Cooper on The Emperor's Blades, Book One
The Emperor's Blades is a promising start to a new voice in fantasy ... a fantastic and compelling fantasy world
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A richly imagined world and vibrant characters . . . an exhilarating adventure
Elspeth Cooper on The Emperor's Blades, Book One