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The Tyrant Baru Cormorant

(2020)
(The Tyrant)
(The third book in the Masquerade series)
A novel by

 
 
‘Makes Game of Thrones look like JackanoryIndependent on The Traitor

The Tyrant is a sweeping fantasy of empire and intrigue – the third book in Seth Dickinson’s powerful, critically acclaimed fantasy quartet Masquerade.


After years of service to the corrupt Imperial Republic of Falcrest, Baru Cormorant finally knows how to destroy it. She’s discovered a deadly, weaponized blood plague. And if she releases it, the epidemic will kill millions . . . not just in Falcrest, but worldwide.

As her divided mind turns on itself, Baru’s enemies close in. She must choose between genocidal retribution and a harder path. All she has to do is defeat a conspiracy of kings, spies and immortals, manipulate the outcome of two great wars, and steal the greatest riches in the world. If Baru triumphs, she can force Falcrest to abandon its colonies and make right its crimes. But does she want a slim chance at justice — or certain revenge?

The Tyrant follows The Traitor and The Monster in this extraordinary quartet, and is published as The Tyrant Baru Cormorant in the US.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Brutal, relentless and with the heartbreaking beauty of the best tragedies." - Aliette de Bodard

"Amazing and inventive." - Tobias S Buckell

"A beautiful, perfectly formed crystal of a novel." - John Chu

"Dickinson has written a poet's Dune, a brutal tale of empire, rebellion, fealty, and high finance that moves like a rocket and burns twice as hot. The Traitor Baru Cormorant is a mic drop for epic fantasy." - Max Gladstone

"Smart. Brutal. Gut-wrenching...Get ready to have your heart ripped out through your throat. Highly recommended." - Kameron Hurley

"An intelligent and accomplished first novel reminiscent of Le Guin in its reflections on imperialism, colonialism, and the attractions and corruptions of power." - Una McCormack


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Hardback Editions

August 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Tyrant Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade, 3)
Author(s): Seth Dickinson
ISBN: 0-7653-8076-5 / 978-0-7653-8076-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tyrant (Masquerade)
Author(s): Seth Dickinson
ISBN: 1-5290-0327-X / 978-1-5290-0327-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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May 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tyrant Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade, 3)
Author(s): Seth Dickinson
ISBN: 0-7653-8077-3 / 978-0-7653-8077-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Trade
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Audio Editions

August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Tyrant Baru Cormorant: The Masquerade, Book 3
Author(s): Seth Dickinson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Tyrant Baru Cormorant: The Masquerade, Book 3
Author(s): Seth Dickinson
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2021 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Tyrant
Author(s): Seth Dickinson
Publisher: Tor UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Tyrant (Masquerade Book 3)
Author(s): Seth Dickinson
Publisher: Tor
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Tyrant Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade Book 3)
Author(s): Seth Dickinson
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA