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The Bone Shard War

On sale

19th October 2023

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780356515014

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***THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***

‘One of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time…This book is truly special’ Sarah J. Maas on The Bone Shard Daughter

Magic. Revolution. Identity.

The Bone Shard War is the unmissable ending to the Drowning Empire series which began with The Bone Shard Daughter – one of the biggest fantasy debuts of recent years – and continued with The Bone Shard Emperor. Now this sweeping tale of magic, revolution and mystery, where a young woman’s sense of identity will make or break an empire, finally comes to an epic conclusion.

Praise for the series

A bold, ambitious debut’ M. R. Carey

‘Epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt . . . inventive, adventurous and wonderfully written’ Alix E. Harrow

‘Brilliant world-building, deep intrigue and incredible heart’ Megan E. O’Keefe

‘Action-packed, must-read epic fantasy . . . One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year’ Buzzfeed

‘This brilliant fantasy debut has announced Andrea Stewart as quite possibly the best newcomer of the year’ Novel Notions

The Drowning Empire series
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Emperor
The Bone Shard War

Reviews

Library Journal (starred review)
Richly told, emotional, [and] action-laced
Fantasy Book Review
A rich and rewarding novel, original and thought-provoking, and I didn't want it to end
Grimdark Magazine
A wild ride full of action, betrayal, and heart-in-your-throat plot twists. Nothing happens as expected, and it's fantastic
Booklist
The twisting turns of political negotiations, the desperation of each character to do what's right, and the carefully written world building come together to power this compelling and suspenseful fantasy . . . Stewart's elegant planning and unspooling revelations will keep readers hooked from the first page and fans will be impatient for the next and final volume in the trilogy
Kevin Hearne
The Bone Shard Daughter seized my attention and wouldn't let go. It's a thoroughly fantastic read and I eagerly await the sequel
Guardian
As the narrative gains pace and change sweeps the islands, Stewart skilfully orchestrates her diverse cast towards a satisfyingly gripping climax
One Book More
Exciting and emotional, well-paced and gripping, and the ending is everything I never knew I needed. It destroyed me and then put all the fragmented pieces of my heart back together
Megan E. O'Keefe
A complex and dark tapestry of a fantasy woven through with brilliant world-building, deep intrigue, and incredible heart
Booklist
Stewart has drawn a fascinating world with characters who have deep foundations, and who will quickly capture readers' hearts . . . Stewart's debut is sharp and compelling. It will hook readers in and make them fiercely anticipate the rest of the series
Sarah J. Maas
The Bone Shard Daughter is one of the best fantasy novels I've read in a long time. With stunningly intricate world-building that leaps off the page and characters who are so vibrant that you wish they were real, it grabs you by the heart and the throat from the first pages and doesn't let go until long after it's over. This book is truly special
Tasha Suri
A grand, ingenious and sweeping tale of power, magic and heart, The Bone Shard Daughter is groundbreaking epic fantasy for a new age'
Novel Notions
This brilliant fantasy debut has announced Andrea Stewart as quite possibly the best newcomer of the year
Fran Wilde
I couldn't put Andrea Stewart's BONE SHARD DAUGHTER down. A kaleidoscopic cast, a fascinating world, captivating magic and enthralling politics -- I'm already looking forward to the next book! Meantime, I can't stop thinking about this one. A fantastic adventure
Alix E. Harrow
The Bone Shard Daughter is epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt, concerned with the real lives caught in the gears of empire and rebellion. Inventive, adventurous, and wonderfully written
Publishers Weekly
Stewart's heart-pounding second Drowning Empire epic fantasy expertly picks up the pace from The Bone Shard Daughter . . . Stewart keeps the energy up across the many engrossing plotlines, with immersive battles aplenty to keep readers on the edges of their seats. This page-turning instalment is sure to please series fans
Buzzfeed News
Action-packed, must-read epic fantasy . . . One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year
Hafsah Faizal, NYT bestselling author of We Hunt the Flame
The Bone Shard Daughter begins with a spark of intrigue that ignites into a thrilling adventure you cannot miss - with a unique (and painful!) magic system to boot
Fantasy Faction
There is a fantastic cast of characters, a compelling plot, a unique magic system and a vividly written world. I cannot wait to see what is going to happen next... This will definitely be on my favourite books of 2020 list and will probably be my favourite fantasy debut of the year
Gareth Hanrahan
An unforgettable tale of magic and intrigue, and the start of a fascinating trilogy
M. R. Carey
There's a bold, ambitious imagination at work here - and this is a world you'll want to linger in
Melissa Caruso
THE BONE SHARD DAUGHTER is full of atmospheric delights: a spooky palace full of locked doors and awful secrets! Wonderful characters struggling with hard choices! Intriguing worldbuilding! An endearing yet mysterious animal companion! Profoundly creepy bone shard magic! This is a fantastic read well worth your time. I can't wait for the sequel!