An unmissable debut from a major new voice in fantasy, THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER is by turns intimate, epic and thrilling - a triumph of storytelling perfect for fans of CITY OF BRASS, THE POPPY WAR and EMPIRE OF SAND
THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER is an unmissable fantasy debut for 2020 - a captivating tale of magic, revolution and mystery, where a young woman's sense of identity will make or break an empire.
The emperor's rule has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands.
Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the art of bone shard magic.
Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace itself, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright - and save her people.
A triumph of fantasy, populated with memorable characters and bone-chilling secrets that keep you turning the pages
Bone Shard Daughter is intricate and expansive, incisive and thoughtful - a complex web of political and personal intrigue spun around questions of privilege, duty, and love