The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust, Book 1)

Empires of Dust (part: 1)

by Anna Smith Spark

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Perfect for fans of Mark Lawrence and R Scott Bakker, The Court of Broken Knives is the explosive debut by one of grimdark fantasy's most exciting new voices. They've finally …read more

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Title The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust, Book 1)
ISBN 9780008204174
Author by Anna Smith Spark
Series Empires of Dust (part: 1)
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Harper Voyager
Publication Date 19 June 2017
Format EPUB
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Number of Pages 480
Filesize 1.09 MB
Edition ePub edition
Language en
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Category Fiction (Adult)
Fantasy Fiction

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'Grim, gritty and fast paced, with great battle scenes! Anna Smith-Spark is one to watch'. -Andy Remic
'Holy crap this is good!' -Grim Tidings
'On a par with R. Scott Bakker.' -Grimdark Alliance

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Perfect for fans of Mark Lawrence and R Scott Bakker, The Court of Broken Knives is the explosive debut by one of grimdark fantasy's most exciting new voices.
They've finally looked at the graveyard of our Empire with open eyes. They're fools and madmen and like the art of war. And their children go hungry while we piss gold and jewels into the dust.
In the richest empire the world has ever known, the city of Sorlost has always stood, eternal and unconquered. But in a city of dreams governed by an imposturous Emperor, decadence has become the true ruler, and has blinded its inhabitants to their vulnerability. The empire is on the verge of invasion - and only one man can see it.
Haunted by dreams of the empire's demise, Orhan Emmereth has decided to act. On his orders, a company of soldiers cross the desert to reach the city. Once they enter the Palace, they have one mission: kill the Emperor, then all those who remain. Only from ashes can a new empire be built.
The company is a group of good, ordinary soldiers, for whom this is a mission like any other. But the strange boy Marith who walks among them is no ordinary soldier. Marching on Sorlost, Marith thinks he is running away from the past which haunts him. But in the Golden City, his destiny awaits him - beautiful, bloody, and more terrible than anyone could have foreseen.)

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