Empire Ascendant: Worldbreaker Saga #2 (The Worldbreaker Saga)
Loyalties are tested when worlds collide… Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin,... show more
Loyalties are tested when worlds collide… Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy.Now the nation of Dhai is under siege by the same force. Their only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful – but unpredictable –magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire’s undoing.But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.File Under: Fantasy
Publish date: 2015-10-06
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
The dark star Oma is on the rise, bringing splintered realities back into alignment while tearing the outliers apart. The worlds must be reunited into a single reality, but crossing over is only possible when your analog is dead. Invading empires crash into and over the existing nations, and their...
Don't you just love the cover art on this one? Gorgeous. Will probably make it into the rotation for iPad wallpaper. I posted a short review on twitter. So you don't have to click through: I finished Empire Ascendant. Short review: jazzed about book 3, but moar Taigan, please. All Taigan all th...
The ending of this book came to me as a surprise.....mainly because I had hoped it would keep going. Dammit! Now I have to wait god knows how long to get the conclusion of this story! This is book 2 in the Worldbreaker Saga and let me say....it kept you interested. There was action after action. ...
This review originally appeared on The Speculative Herald. Last year’s The Mirror Empire was one of the most exciting (and sometimes divisive) entries in an already stellar year of fantasy fiction. Kameron Hurley crafted a book that was daring, original, and even challenging. While putting her ow...