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From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons – and the women who must lead the fight to save it.
A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction – but assassins are getting closer to her door.
Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.
Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.
Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
About the Author
Samantha Shannon is the New York Times and Sunday Times bestselling author of The Bone Season series. Film and TV rights have been acquired by Imaginarium Studios and her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. This is her fourth novel and her first outside of The Bone Season series. She lives in London.
“There is no doubt that Samantha is the real thing … A born storyteller” Observer
“Shannon's brilliance is that she is not afraid of change, both for her characters and her setting … A name to watch” Independent
“Samantha Shannon has a hugely inventive talent and an imagination with seven league boots” Susan Hill, author of The Woman in Black
ISBN: 9781408883464 ISBN-10: 1408883465 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 848 Published: 26th February 2019 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.2
Weight (kg): 1.22