We Lie with Death

We Lie with Death : The Reborn Empire, Book Two

4.12 (456 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.12 (456 ratings by Goodreads)

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The empire has fallen and another rises in its place in the action-packed sequel to We Ride the Storm, Devin Madson's brutal and breathtaking epic fantasy.

Into Kisia's conquered north, a Levanti empire is born.

Loyal to the new emperor, Dishiva e'Jaroven must tread the line between building a new life and clinging to the old. But his next choice will challenge all she thinks she knows and everything she wants to believe.

Now empress of nothing, Miko is more determined than ever to claim her empire, yet as her hunt for allies grows increasingly desperate, she may learn too late that power lies not in names but in people.

Abandoned by the Second Swords, Rah must choose a new path. Will honor be his salvation, or lead to his destruction?

Sold to the Witchdoctor, Cassandra's only chance of freedom is in his hands, but when her fate becomes inextricably linked to Empress Hana, her true nature could condemn them both.


Praise for the series

'Highly recommended' John Gwynne

'One of the best ongoing series in the fantasy genre' The Fantasy Inn

'Madson is an exciting new author in fantasy' Mark Lawrence

'A complex tale of war, politics and lust for power' Guardian
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 40mm | 380g
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0356514099
  • 9780356514093
  • 50,693

Review Text

Madson has crafted a complex and immersive story that catapults the reader through a gripping series of adventures and doesn't let go until the final electrifying pages
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The Reborn Empire series as a whole is turning into one of the best ongoing series in the fantasy genre -- THE FANTASY INN The story moves at breakneck speed . . . immersive, action-packed fantasy -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY We Lie With Death was a hell of a ride . . . An easy five stars, I expect this to be on many end of year lists -- THE CHRONICLER Madson has crafted a complex and immersive story that catapults the reader through a gripping series of adventures and doesn't let go until the final electrifying pages A visceral, intriguing, intense and emotionally charged ride. I cannot wait to see where the next book takes us and eagerly await its arrival. I'd strongly recommend this bloody and bold tale to fans of Mark Lawrence [and] George R. R. Martin Breathtakingly triumphant . . . it has become one of my favourite books of all time . . . a gripping, evocative hurricane of emotions that constantly took my breath away I loved this book so much it's almost ridiculous . . . We Ride the Storm is dark fantasy done right. There's a lot going on and it never stops. It's also beautiful and deep, with characters that jump off the page. This book really surprised me. I expected to like it. I didn't expect to love it Buckle your seatbelts and prepare for a hell of a ride I loved this book! A lot Intricate, compelling and vividly imagined, this is the first in a new series that I am hugely excited about. Visceral battles, complex politics and fascinating worldbuilding bring Devin's words to life A complex tale of war, politics and lust for power -- GUARDIAN on WE RIDE THE STORM Set in an Asian-inspired world with echoes of ancient China and the Mongol Empire this is a tale that hits all the right spots. Imaginative world building, a pace that builds perfectly to a heart-pounding finale and captivating, believable characters. There's a lot to love here. Highly recommended -- John Gwynne on WE RIDE THE STORM I loved this book . . . It is-hands down-one of the best self-published books I've ever read If you haven't had a chance to read We Ride the Storm, run don't walk. This was a fantastic follow-up! -- SUPERSTARDRIFER This immersive, action-packed fantasy is sure to please -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
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About Devin Madson

Devin Madson is an Aurealis Award-winning fantasy author from Australia. Anything but zen, Devin subsists on tea and chocolate and so much fried zucchini she ought to have turned into one by now. Follow her on Twitter at @DevinMadson.
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4.12 out of 5 stars
- 456 ratings
5 37% (168)
4 44% (200)
3 15% (67)
2 3% (15)
1 1% (6)
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