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The Bone Shard Daughter

(2020)
(The first book in the Drowning Empire series)
A novel by

 
 
The Bone Shard Daughter is an unmissable debut from a major new voice in epic fantasy — a stunning tale of magic, mystery, and revolution in which the former heir to the emperor will fight to reclaim her power and her place on the throne.

"One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year." — BuzzFeed News
"An amazing start to a new trilogy." — Culturess
"It grabs you by the heart and the throat from the first pages and doesn't let go." — Sarah J. Maas


The emperor's reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands.

Lin is the emperor's daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.

Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright - and save her people.

"One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year." —BuzzFeed News

"An amazing start to a new trilogy." —Culturess

"It grabs you by the heart and the throat from the first pages and doesn't let go." —Sarah J. Maas

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

"Utterly absorbing. I adored it." —Emily Duncan

"A thoroughly fantastic read." —Kevin Hearne

"Stewart's debut is sharp and compelling. It will hook readers in and make them fiercely anticipate the rest of the series." —Booklist

"Groundbreaking epic fantasy for a new age." —Tasha Suri

"Begins with a spark of intrigue that ignites into a thrilling adventure." —Hafsah Faizal

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Stewart gives us eerie, grungy bone magic that permeates through every layer of a fascinating and dangerous world." - Emily A Duncan

"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." - Hafsah Faizal

"Epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt." - Alix E Harrow


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Hardback Editions

September 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire Book One
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
ISBN: 0-356-51494-3 / 978-0-356-51494-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire, 1)
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
ISBN: 0-316-54142-7 / 978-0-316-54142-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Paperback Editions

April 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire Book One
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
ISBN: 0-356-51495-1 / 978-0-356-51495-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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March 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire, 1)
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
ISBN: 0-316-54143-5 / 978-0-316-54143-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire Book One
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
ISBN: 0-356-51493-5 / 978-0-356-51493-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire Series) (Drowning Empire Series, 1)
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
ISBN: 1-5491-0735-6 / 978-1-5491-0735-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group and Blackstone Publishing
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September 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter: Library Edition (Drowning Empire)
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
ISBN: 1-5491-0733-X / 978-1-5491-0733-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
Publisher: Orbit
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire, Book 1
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire, Book 1
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire, Book 1
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire, Book 1
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter (The Drowning Empire Book 1)
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire Book One
Author(s): Andrea Stewart
Publisher: Orbit
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU