The Empty Throne

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 76 ratings

Those Above Summary

They enslaved humanity 3,000 years ago. Tall, strong, perfect, superhuman, and near immortal, they rule from their glittering palaces in the eternal city in the centre of the world. They are called Those Above by their subjects. They enforce their will with fire and sword.

Twenty-five years ago mankind mustered an army and rose up against them only to be slaughtered in a terrible battle. Hope died that day, but hatred survived. Whispers of another revolt are beginning to stir in the hearts of the oppressed: a woman, widowed in the war, who has dedicated her life to revenge; the general, the only man ever to defeat one of Those Above in single combat, summoned forth to raise a new legion; and a boy killer who rises from the gutter to lead an uprising in the capital.

Those Above is the first of an extraordinary new fantasy epic by the author of the acclaimed Low Town series that will sweep the reader into a wholly alien, wholly recognizable world of rebellion and revenge, of love and death, of intrigue and pitiless war.

©2015 Daniel Polansky (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton
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  • Book 1

    • Those Above

    • The Empty Throne, Book 1
    • By: Daniel Polansky
    • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
    • Length: 14 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    They enslaved humanity 3,000 years ago. Tall, strong, perfect, superhuman, and near immortal, they rule from their glittering palaces in the eternal city in the centre of the world. They are called Those Above by their subjects. They enforce their will with fire and sword. Twenty-five years ago mankind mustered an army and rose up against them only to be slaughtered in a terrible battle. Hope died that day, but hatred survived.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not my cup of tea

    • By Deborah Seton on 11-01-17

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 2

    • Those Below

    • The Empty Throne, Book 2
    • By: Daniel Polansky
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    For centuries beyond counting, humanity has served the Others, godlike Eternals who rule from their cloud-capped mountain city, building a civilization of unimagined beauty and unchecked viciousness. But all that is about to change. Bas Alyates, grizzled general of a thousand battles, has assembled a vast army with which to contend with the might of Those Above.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark and melancholic, but always engaging.

    • By G. P. Brown on 10-04-16

    Regular price: £19.99