The Kingdom of Liars

The Kingdom of Liars : A Novelvolume 1

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In this brilliant debut fantasy, a story of secrets, rebellion, and murder are shattering the Hollows, where magic costs memory to use, and only the son of the kingdom's despised traitor holds the truth.

Michael is branded a traitor as a child because of the murder of the king's nine-year-old son, by his father David Kingman. Ten years later on Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, performing crimes with his friends against minor royals in a weak attempt at striking back at the world that rejects him and his family.

In a world where memory is the coin that pays for magic, Michael knows something is there in the hot white emptiness of his mind. So when the opportunity arrives to get folded back into court, via the most politically dangerous member of the kingdom's royal council, Michael takes it, desperate to find a way back to his past. He discovers a royal family that is spiraling into a self-serving dictatorship as gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia.

What the truth holds is a set of shocking revelations that will completely change the Hollows, if Michael and his friends and family can survive long enough to see it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 160 x 239 x 46mm | 762g
  • English
  • 1534437789
  • 9781534437784
  • 1,181,177

Review quote

"An impressive fantasy debut that creates a solid foundation for (hopefully) a much larger narrative to come..."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
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About Nick Martell

Nick Martell was born in Ontario, Canada, before moving to the United States at age seven. He started writing novels regularly in fifth grade, and his debut novel, The Kingdom of Liars, sold when he was twenty-three years old. Find Nick on Twitter, @MacMartell or at NickMartell.com.
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Rating details

1,407 ratings
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3 27% (379)
2 8% (118)
1 3% (48)
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