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The Last Mortal Bond
by Brian Staveley


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The trilogy that began with "The Emperor's Blades" and continued in "The Providence of Fire "reaches its epic conclusion, as war engulfs the Annurian Empire.

The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The trilogy that began with "The Emperor's Blades" and continued in "The Providence of Fire "reaches its epic conclusion, as war engulfs the Annurian Empire.

The ancient csestriim are back to finish their purge of humanity; armies march against the capital; leaches, solitary beings who draw power from the natural world to fuel their extraordinary abilities, maneuver on all sides to affect the outcome of the war; and capricious gods walk the earth in human guise with agendas of their own.

But the three imperial siblings at the heart of it all--Valyn, Adare, and Kaden--come to understand that even if they survive the holocaust unleashed on their world, there may be no reconciling their conflicting visions of the future.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780765336422
  • ISBN-10: 0765336421
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publish Date: March 2016
  • Page Count: 656

Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #3

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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Epic

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-02-01
  • Reviewer: Staff

The concluding events of this epic-scale fantasy series (after The Providence of Fire) inexorably crash together, though the focus remains on the individual figures caught up in the chaos. Kaden overthrows his father’s empire, but his sister, Adare, claims the imperial throne for herself in absentia. Valyn, their older brother believed dead at Adare’s hand, struggles to resolve his shattered loyalty to his family and military companions with his long-standing vendetta against Ran il Tornja, a kenarang general and his sister’s ally. Several events feel forced, which unfortunately undermines Staveley’s more interesting philosophical debates. Staveley does spend time exploring the outer squares of his chessboard world, but after some welcome misdirection, he finally pushes all the pieces into the center to resolve matters in a grand battle, checking all the epic fantasy boxes. (Mar.)

 
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