Skullsworn: A Novel in the World of The Emperor's Blades

Skullsworn: A Novel in the World of The Emperor's Blades

by Brian Staveley


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Skullsworn: A Novel in the World of The Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley

Brian Staveley’s new standalone returns to the critically acclaimed Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne universe, following a priestess-assassin for the God of Death.

“Brilliant.” —V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author

From the award-winning epic fantasy world of The Emperor’s Blades

Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer—she is a priestess. At least, she will be once she passes her final trial.

The problem isn’t the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including “the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again.”

Pyrre isn’t sure she’s ever been in love. And if she fails to find someone who can draw such passion from her, or fails to kill that someone, her order will give her to their god, the God of Death. Pyrre’s not afraid to die, but she hates to fail, and so, as her trial is set to begin, she returns to the city of her birth in the hope of finding love . . . and ending it on the edge of her sword.

"A complex and richly detailed world filled with elite soldier-assassins, mystic warrior monks, serpentine politics, and ancient secrets." —Library Journal, starred review, on The Emperor's Blades

Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne

The Emperor's Blades

The Providence of Fire

The Last Mortal Bond

Other books in the world of the Unhewn Throne


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765389879
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne , #4
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 280,466
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

BRIAN STAVELEY is the author of the Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne series, starting with The Emperor's Blades. He has taught literature, religion, history, and philosophy, all subjects that influence his writing, and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University. He works as an editor for Antilever Press, and has published poetry and essays, both in print and on-line. He lives in Vermont with his wife and young son, and divides his time between running trails, splitting wood, writing, and baby-wrangling.

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Skullsworn: A Novel in the World of The Emperor's Blades 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I hope he decides to do more in this amazing world.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I will be enjoying the previous works by this author. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Totally entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brian stately made death and love the same I need say no more. Excellent prose. Very smooth read. A great book for all.