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The Empire's Ruin

(2021)
(The first book in the Ashes of the Unhewn Throne series)
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Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor's Blades, gives readers the first book in a new epic fantasy trilogy based in the world of his popular series the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, The Empire's Ruin.

Best of Summer 2021—Polygon

The Annurian Empire is disintegrating. The advantages it used for millennia have fallen to ruin. The ranks of the Kettral have been decimated from within, and the kenta gates, granting instantaneous travel across the vast lands of the empire, can no longer be used.

In order to save the empire, one of the surviving Kettral must voyage beyond the edge of the known world through a land that warps and poisons all living things to find the nesting ground of the giant war hawks. Meanwhile, a monk turned con-artist may hold the secret to the kenta gates.

But time is running out. Deep within the southern reaches of the empire and ancient god-like race has begun to stir.

What they discover will change them and the Annurian Empire forever. If they can survive.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Brian Staveley’s books are epic in every sense of the word. He’s a giant in the genre, no doubt." - Nicholas Eames


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July 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Empire's Ruin (Ashes of the Unhewn Throne)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-5098-2300-X / 978-1-5098-2300-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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July 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Empire's Ruin (Ashes of the Unhewn Throne, 1)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 0-7653-8990-8 / 978-0-7653-8990-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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July 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Empire's Ruin
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-5113-6506-4 / 978-1-5113-6506-2 (USA edition)
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July 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Empire's Ruin (Ashes of the Unhewn Throne, 1)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
ISBN: 1-5113-6508-0 / 978-1-5113-6508-6 (USA edition)
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July 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Empire's Ruin: Ashes of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Empire's Ruin: Ashes of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Empire's Ruin: Ashes of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Empire's Ruin: Ashes of the Unhewn Throne, Book 1
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


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October 2021 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Empire's Ruin: Ashes of the Unhewn 1
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Tor UK
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July 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Empire's Ruin (Ashes of the Unhewn Throne Book 1)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Tor
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Title: The Empire's Ruin (Ashes of the Unhewn Throne Book 1)
Author(s): Brian Staveley
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA