Magic. Revolution. Identity.
The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor.
Lin Sukai finally sits on the throne she won at so much cost, but her struggles are only just beginning. Her people don’t trust her. Her political alliances are weak. And in a far corner of the Empire a rebel army of constructs is gathering, its leader determined to take the throne by force.
Yet an even greater threat is on the horizon, for the Alanga – the powerful magicians of legend – have returned to the Empire. Lin may need their help to defeat the rebels and restore order.
But can she trust them?
I absolutely loved The Bone Shard Daughter, its such an original story where instructions are carved into bone which can then command constructs, so I was very excited to see where the story went. I liked that this book picked up exactly where the first book finished as I immediately felt transported back into the bone shard world.
As in book one we get multiple points of view which I really liked as I felt like we got to see the empire from all sides. This book was a lot more political than the first book that contained all the history and world building, it gave us more of an insight into ruling different lands and how fragile loyalties can be. The ending was explosive and left me wanting book three now!
I cannot finish this review without mentioning Mephi, I think he might be my favourite none human character from any book, I just love him.
Thank you to @Tr4cyF3nt0n and @orbitbooks for my space on the blog tour tour.