The Emperor's Blades

Staveley, Brian

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Emperor's Blades
The children of an assassinated emperor try to stay alive and avenge their father's death while continuing down their individual life-paths, one in a monastery, another training with elite soldiers, and one appointed a minister determined to prove herself to her people.

Publisher: New York :, Tor,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 0765336405
Branch Call Number: SF STAVELEY 2014
Characteristics: 478 pages :,map ;,25 cm


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The emperor has scattered his children across his land. The eldest son and heir is learning humility along with something else living with isolated monks. The second son is learning to be a commando like warrior. The only daughter cannot inherit so she is made a minister so her sharp mind can s... Read More »

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Feb 25, 2015
  • LeRat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

For those looking for a new "gritty" fantasy author, check out this first book in Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne. If you like Martin, Sanderson, or Abercrombie, give this book a try.

Aug 01, 2014
  • nerowolfgal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Fascinating and well-thought-out world building. I am looking forward to the next in the series.

Jun 25, 2014
  • kimb1967 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent read! Picked it up and couldn't put it down! Read the entire book in one sitting and realized that the second one is noty even out yet, so I will have to wait for more from the world of Annur.

Suitable, I think for anyone from age 16 and above ,provided the younger reader is advanced and familar with the genre.

If you like this one,try anything by Brent Weeks. Super stories !!!!!

Mar 22, 2014
  • stitchkat rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Once I was in to it, I couldn't put it down until 3:30 in the morning when I finished it. I've tried to pick up a new book 3 times since I finished and have not been able to do so. I'm still immersed in the Annurian empire and don't want to leave it yet. A VERY GOOD book - a terrific read. I highly recommend it.

Mar 13, 2014
  • samurphy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I haven't been so captivated by a fantasy novel since reading Dune for the first time. A fully realized world, political system, and religion. Three dimensional characters to care about. Wonderful story.


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Jul 12, 2014
  • hippogriff28 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Kaden felt only calm, distance, as though he were no more than the wind rifling his robes, no more than the snow on the peaks, or the silent clouds scrubbing the sky."


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