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The Emperor's Blades

(2014)
(The first book in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series)
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In The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley, the emperor of Annur is dead, slain by enemies unknown. His daughter and two sons, scattered across the world, do what they must to stay alive and unmask the assassins. But each of them also has a life-path on which their father set them, destinies entangled with both ancient enemies and inscrutable gods.

Kaden, the heir to the Unhewn Throne, has spent eight years sequestered in a remote mountain monastery, learning the enigmatic discipline of monks devoted to the Blank God. Their rituals hold the key to an ancient power he must master before it's too late.

An ocean away, Valyn endures the brutal training of the Kettral, elite soldiers who fly into battle on gigantic black hawks. But before he can set out to save Kaden, Valyn must survive one horrific final test.

At the heart of the empire, Minister Adare, elevated to her station by one of the emperor's final acts, is determined to prove herself to her people. But Adare also believes she knows who murdered her father, and she will stop at nothing - and risk everything - to see that justice is meted out.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Brian Staveley has gifted readers with a vivid and visceral universe.... Real, solid, and compelling." - Christie Golden


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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Emperors Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-4104-7314-7 / 978-1-4104-7314-1 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book I
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 0-7653-3640-5 / 978-0-7653-3640-8 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 0-230-77041-X / 978-0-230-77041-6 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 0-7653-9557-6 / 978-0-7653-9557-3 (USA edition)
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
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ISBN: 1-4472-3582-7 / 978-1-4472-3582-8 (UK edition)
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book I
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 0-7653-3643-X / 978-0-7653-3643-9 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-4472-6526-2 / 978-1-4472-6526-9 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Emperor's Blades, The (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-5366-2457-8 / 978-1-5366-2457-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-4805-1759-3 / 978-1-4805-1759-2 (USA edition)
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August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-4805-0522-6 / 978-1-4805-0522-3 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-4805-1755-0 / 978-1-4805-1755-4 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
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ISBN: 1-4805-1756-9 / 978-1-4805-1756-1 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-4805-1757-7 / 978-1-4805-1757-8 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-4805-1758-5 / 978-1-4805-1758-5 (USA edition)
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January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
Author(s): Brian Staveley
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January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Emperor's Blades (Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne Book 1)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Tor
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January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Emperor's Blades: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Book I
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Tor Books
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November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Emperor's Blades: Chapters-1-7 (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Tor Books
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