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The Mirror Empire

(2014)
(The first book in the Worldbreaker Saga series)
A novel by

 
 
A stunning new epic fantasy from two-time Hugo Award winner Kameron Hurley.

On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past... while a world goes to war with itself.

In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin. At the heart of this war lie the pacifistic Dhai people, once enslaved by the Saiduan and now courted by their former masters to provide aid against the encroaching enemy.

Stretching from desolate tundra to steamy, semi-tropical climes seething with sentient plant life, this is an epic tale of blood mages and mercenaries, emperors and priestly assassins who must unite to save a world on the brink of ruin.

As the dark star of the cataclysm rises, an illegitimate ruler is tasked with holding together a country fractured by civil war; a precocious young fighter is asked to betray his family to save his skin; and a half-Dhai general must choose between the eradication of her father's people or loyalty to her alien Empress.

Through tense alliances and devastating betrayal, the Dhai and their allies attempt to hold against a seemingly unstoppable force as enemy nations prepare for a coming together of worlds as old as the universe itself.

In the end, one world will rise - and many will perish.

File Under: Fantasy [ Orphaned Child | World at War | Blood Magic | The Fluidity of Gender]

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Genre: Fantasy    

Praise for this book

"Smart, dark, visceral and wonderfully, hectically entertaining." - Lauren Beukes


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Used availability for Kameron Hurley's The Mirror Empire

Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga 1
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
ISBN: 0-85766-564-2 / 978-0-85766-564-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga 1
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
ISBN: 0-85766-556-1 / 978-0-85766-556-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Mirror Empire (Worldbreaker Saga) (Worldbreaker Saga 1)
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
ISBN: 0-85766-555-3 / 978-0-85766-555-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Mirror Empire
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
ISBN: 1-5318-4225-9 / 978-1-5318-4225-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


October 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga 1
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Mirror Empire (The Worldbreaker Saga Book 1)
Author(s): Kameron Hurley
Publisher: Angry Robot
Availability: Amazon UK