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The Bone Shard Daughter

The Drowning Empire, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
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The Bone Shard Daughter is an unmissable fantasy debut for 2020 - a captivating tale of magic, revolution and mystery, where a young woman's sense of identity will make or break an empire.

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.

©2020 Andrea Stewart (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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A good, solid story, very well read

Interesting world-building, an unusual magic mechanism, likeable characters. Given the excellent performances, I definitely recommend.

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Brilliant book, fantastic performances

Great debut book, fascinating world and magic system, develops brilliantly through the book. The story and magical elements progress enough through the different characters to really set up the follow up book. Narrators - performances are really good. Definitely enjoy the different narrators and find they add huge amounts. I really feel fantasy books benefit hugely from different voices for different characters. It’s where you move from a reading of a book, to a performance. When Steven pacey isn’t available or chosen then I guess you need multiple voice actors, and this book does that well, the narrators each do very well with the characters. Jheez I hope this author is a quick writer.. nothing worse then enjoying a fantasy book when it is newly released and realising you have potentially to wait years for the follow-up!

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  • Lisa Shibest
  • 14-10-20

Amazing Fantasy Debut!

I loved this book!! The bone magic, multiple POV, politics & characters were well done. I cannot wait until book 2.

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  • Gwen Baxter
  • 30-09-20

unique premise

I really enjoyed this book. Alternate viewpoints added to the drama. want more of this story, hope there is a sequel.

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  • Cynders
  • 29-09-20

Can’t wait for a sequel!

Excellent story, imaginative, well paced. Great characters and the reading was superb. I’m hoping there is a sequel.