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The Throne of the Five Winds

(2019)
(The first book in the Hostage of Empire series)
A novel by

 
 
The lady-in-waiting to the princess of a conquered kingdom must navigate a treacherous imperial court, in this captivating beginning of an East Asia-inspired epic fantasy trilogy.

Two queens, two concubines, six princes. A single hidden blade.
The imperial palace -- full of ambitious royals, sly gossip, and unforeseen perils -- is perhaps the most dangerous place in the Empire of Zhaon. Komor Yala, lady-in-waiting to the princess of the vanquished kingdom of Khir, has only her wits and her hidden blade to protect herself and her charge, who was sacrificed in marriage to the enemy as a hostage for her conquered people's good behavior, to secure a tenuous peace.
But the Emperor is aging, and the Khir princess and her lady-in-waiting soon find themselves pawns in the six princes' deadly schemes for the throne -- and a single spark could ignite fresh rebellion in Khir.
Then, the Emperor falls ill -- and a far bloodier game begins...
Hostage of EmpireThe Throne of the Five WindsThe Poison Prince

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Brimful of thrilling palace drama and menacing court intrigue." - Kate Elliott

"Intricate, elegant and sharp as a blade -- The Throne of the Five Winds is sweeping political fantasy at its finest." - Tasha Suri


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Used availability for S C Emmett's The Throne of the Five Winds

Paperback Editions

October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Throne of the Five Winds (Hostage of Empire (1))
Author(s): S C Emmett
ISBN: 0-316-43694-1 / 978-0-316-43694-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Throne of the Five Winds (Hostage of Empire Book 1)
Author(s): S C Emmett
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Throne of the Five Winds (Hostage of Empire Book 1)
Author(s): S C Emmett
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU