#2 in series

The Providence of Fire

Book 2 in the series

4.17 based on 10021 ratings & 637 reviews on Goodreads.com

Publication date: 15.01.2015
ISBN: 9780230770447
Number of pages: 0


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.

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I loved every second of it . . . As more and more people discover what a talent Staveley has for creating a full, immersive, magical and exciting world, with characters to match, his popularity will soar. Go and find a first edition of The Emperors Blades while you still can
A complex and fast-moving fantasy set in a world where treachery and intrigue are everywhere
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. on The Emperor's Blades, Book One
This man is leading the way in the Fantasy genre . . . Well done to Mr Staveley, really entertaining reading