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Skullsworn (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
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Brian Staveley
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Skullsworn (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)

Brian Staveley


Tor U.K.

Fantasy » Epic Fantasy;
Fantasy » Questing & Adventure;
Fantasy » Gods


320 pages

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For one apprentice assassin, the clock is ticking... Pyrre Lakatur doesn't like the description skullsworn. It doesn't capture the beauty of her devotion to Ananshael, God of Death. And she's not an assassin, but a priestess. Or she will be, if she can pass her final trial. The problem isn't killing, as Pyrre has spent her life training for this. The problem is love. To pass the trial, she will have fourteen days to kill seven people detailed in an ancient song, including one true love, 'who will not come again'. However, Pyrre has never been in love, time is short, and if she fails she'll be given to her god. Pyrre's not afraid to die, but she hates to fail. So a month before the trial begins, she returns to the violent city of her birth, where she once offered an abusive father to the god. Here Pyrre hopes to find love - and end it with the edge of her knife.

By:   Brian Staveley
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Air Iri OME
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   436g
ISBN:   9781509822973
ISBN 10:   1509822976
Series:   Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   April 2017
Recommended Age:   From 18
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

After more than a decade teaching history, religion, and philosophy, Brian decided to write epic fantasy. He now lives on a steep dirt road in the hills of southern Vermont, where he divides his time between fathering, writing, husbanding, splitting wood, skiing, and adventuring - not necessarily in that order.

A vividly imagined story of conspiracy and empire Col Buchanan on The Emperor's Blades Following in the footsteps of George R. R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie and the like ... Brutal, intriguing and continuing to head toward exciting events and places unknown Kirkus Reviews on The Providence of Fire A thrilling fantasy adventure that blends together politics, action and magic ... Each of this disparate storylines contribute to a much greater whole, and the end result is a wonderfully machined novel that simultaneously plays out a more immediate storyline and its place in a much larger story Io9 on The Last Mortal Bond

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