The Bone Shard Emperor

The Drowning Empire #2

560 pages

English language

Published Sept. 21, 2021 by Little, Brown Book Group Limited.

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4 stars (1 review)

The Emperor is Dead. Long live the Emperor.     Lin Sukai finally sits on the throne she won at so much cost, but her struggles are only just beginning. Her people don’t trust her. Her political alliances are weak. And in the north-east of the Empire, a rebel army of constructs is gathering, its leader determined to take the throne by force.     Yet an even greater threat is on the horizon, for the Alanga – the powerful magicians of legend – have returned to the Empire. They claim they come in peace, and Lin will need their help in order to defeat the rebels and restore peace.     But can she trust them?

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The Bone Shard Emperor

4 stars

A very good continuation from The Bone Shard Daughter.

My one issue with the writing around the interpersonal interactions is that it relies heavily on the characters all assuming the worst of everything each other say and do, and refusing to communicate with each other - which is becoming the third-millennium version of "forcing characters to make irrational decisions to make the plot exciting" in my imo.