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The Throne of the Five Winds

(2019)
(The first book in the Hostage of Empire series)
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Two women are forced to navigate a treacherous imperial court determined to consume them in this first sweeping and richly-detailed book of an East Asian-inspired epic fantasy series.

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

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, the 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...

A single hidden blade could alter the course of history in this epic tale of ambition, honor, and sacrifice, perfect for fans of The Tiger's Daughter and The Grace of Kings.

Praise for the Hostage of Empire series:

"With a deliberate pace and fine attention to details of dress and custom, Emmett weaves a masterful tale of court intrigues." ―Booklist (starred review)

"Action and intrigue takes place within a layered and beautifully realized fantasy world that will appeal to readers of K. Arsenault Rivera's The Tiger's Daughter."―B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Hostage of Empire
The Throne of the Five Winds
The 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