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The Providence of Fire
by Brian Staveley


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Brian Staveley's "The Providence of Fire, "the second novel in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, a gripping new epic fantasy series.

The conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over.

Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Brian Staveley's "The Providence of Fire, "the second novel in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, a gripping new epic fantasy series.

The conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over.

Having learned the identity of her father's assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.

Unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn, renegade member of the empire's most elite fighting force, has allied with the invading nomads. The terrible choices each of them has made may make war between them inevitable.

Between Valyn and Adare is their brother Kaden, rightful heir to the Unhewn Throne, who has infiltrated the Annurian capital with the help of two strange companions. The knowledge they possess of the secret history that shapes these events could save Annur or destroy it.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780765336415
  • ISBN-10: 0765336413
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 608
  • Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne #3

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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - General
Books > Fiction > Fantasy - Epic

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Three long-separated children of a murdered emperor scramble to secure allies in this sprawling sequel to 2014’s The Emperor’s Blades. Adare, having mistakenly persecuted the Church of Intarra, identifies the true leader of the coup and flees to recruit the religious exiles. Elite soldier Valyn, saving his older brother from a massacre, plots a campaign to cross steppes teeming with barbarian Urghul horse riders, hoping to find and execute a murderer. Kaden, still struggling with the monastic training that allows him to use an ancient system of teleport gates, discovers that the legendary gate-builders and foes of humanity are alive and taking part in human affairs. As are the gods, personally. Staveley nicely complicates the moral scheme with plausible-sounding villains and shaky political alliances, but the appearance of immortals and legends threatens to drown out his mortal protagonists, and the realizations and reversals seem to stem from plot needs more than character development. (Jan.)

 
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