The Bone Shard Daughter

The Bone Shard Daughter

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"One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year."--BuzzFeed News
"An amazing start to a new trilogy."--Culturess
"It grabs you by the heart and the throat from the first pages and doesn't let go."-- Sarah J. Maas
The Bone Shard Daughter is an unmissable fantasy debut from a major new voice in epic fantasy -- a stunning tale of magic, mystery, and revolution in which the former heir to the emperor will fight to reclaim her power and her place on the throne.
The emperor's reign 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 forbidden art of bone shard magic.
Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright - and save her people.
"Epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt . . . inventive, adventurous and wonderfully written." -- Alix E. Harrow
"Utterly absorbing. I adored it." -- Emily Duncan
"A thoroughly fantastic read." -- Kevin Hearne
"Stewart's debut is sharp and compelling. It will hook readers in and make them fiercely anticipate the rest of the series." -- Booklist
"Groundbreaking epic fantasy for a new age." -- Tasha Suri
"Begins with a spark of intrigue that ignites into a thrilling adventure." -- Hafsah Faizal
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • English
  • 0316541435
  • 9780316541435
  • 1,217,145

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"A complex and dark tapestry of a fantasy woven through with brilliant world-building, deep intrigue, and incredible heart."--Megan E. O'Keefe, author of Velocity Weapon
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About Andrea Stewart

Andrea Stewart is the daughter of immigrants, and was raised in a number of places across the United States. Her parents always emphasized science and education, so she spent her childhood immersed in Star Trek and odd-smelling library books.
When her (admittedly ambitious) dreams of becoming a dragon slayer didn't pan out, she instead turned to writing books. She now lives in sunny California, and in addition to writing, can be found herding cats, looking at birds, and falling down research rabbit holes.
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1,787 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 44% (790)
4 41% (736)
3 11% (199)
2 3% (45)
1 1% (17)
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