Image of The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)


Image of The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)

In The Emperor’s Blades, Stavely creates a world of treachery and deceit that will hold your attention until the last page. This intense novel is impossible to put down as the characters, with their endless secrets and worries, incite strong emotions in readers. And Stavely’s perfectly timed ending will leave the reader begging for the next book.

When the Emperor of Annur is murdered, the kingdom is in frenzy. The emperor’s daughter, Adare, is raised to the position of Minister of Finance and must navigate the complicated trial of her father’s murderer. Eldest son Kaden has been training as a monk for years, but now must apply that training in his new position as emperor. Meanwhile, his brother, Valyn, who has dedicated his life to their military, the Kettral, discovers a plot that could have dangerous implications for the future of Annur. (TOR, Jan., 480 pp., $27.99)
Reviewed by: 
Annalee Schuck