The Bone Shard Daughter

The Bone Shard Daughter: The Drowning Empire Book One

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 10/09/2020
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The Bone Shard Daughter
Bone magic is a hard talent to master....
The Emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his ru... READ MORE
Dan - Clifton, Bristol.


The Sukai Dynasty has ruled the Phoenix Empire for over a century, their mastery of bone shard magic powering the monstrous constructs that maintain law and order. But now the emperor's rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands. Lin is the Emperor's daughter, but a mysterious illness has stolen her childhood memories and her status as heir to the empire. Trapped in a palace of locked doors and old secrets, Lin vows to reclaim her birthright by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic. But the mysteries behind such power are dark and deep, and wielding her family's magic carries a great cost. When the revolution reaches the gates of the palace itself, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her throne - and save her people. The Bone Shard Daughter is an unmissable fantasy debut for 2020 - a captivating tale of magic, revolution and mystery, where a young woman's sense of identity will make or break an empire.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356514949
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 722g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 158 x 38 mm

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The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Daughter is an exceptionally good fantasy debut. With its imaginative word-building, unique magic and a brilliant cast of characters The Bon... READ MORE
Samantha  Pollitt
The Bone Shard Daughter
an intriguing and exciting start to a new adult fantasy series
Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart was an intriguing and exciting start to a new adult fantasy series, set in a world controlled by bone shard magic as ... READ MORE
Sasha  Zatz
The Bone Shard Daughter
A stunning debut
The Bone Shard Daughter is the first in a fabulous new fantasy trilogy from Andrea Stewart. The Phoenix Empire is now ruled by the Sukai Dynasty after they... READ MORE
Juliet Butler
The Bone Shard Daughter
Fire stars
Wow, what a great debut! It is so hard to come up with something new and original in eth fantasy world, and Andrea Stewart's "The Bone Shard Daughter" is a... READ MORE
The Bone Shard Daughter
Thoroughly entertaining
Firstly, I’m not usually a fan of too many narrative perspectives, in this book we see the story through several eyes, written either in the first or third... READ MORE
Leigh Souter
The Bone Shard Daughter
Sign me up for the rest of the series
Wow! Just wow! I'm sold. Sign me up for the rest of the series - and anything else that Andrea Stewart writes! "The Bone Shard Daughter" is just amazing. L... READ MORE
Dawn Lewis
The Bone Shard Daughter
A fantasy of a world of magic and islands
A good fantasy creates a world; this fantasy creates an empire of islands and more distinguished by the power of an autocratic Emperor. Much of this engagi... READ MORE
The Bone Shard Daughter
One of the best adult fantasy books of the year.
*ARC kindly provided to me by Orbit! Thank you so much to them!* This may be one of my favourite adult fantasy debuts of the year. The story is expertly ... READ MORE
Lorin Paterson
The Bone Shard Daughter
Brilliant new series
This was a mesmerising book to read, unusual, fascinating and deliciously dark. Through generations, the Bone Shard magic has been passed down through the ... READ MORE
Susan Hampson
The Bone Shard Daughter
Epic, compelling, and packing some real disturbing genius
Thank you Orbit and Little, Brown Book Group UK for providing this eARC in exchange for an honest review. Packing wickedly clever plotting and superb worl... READ MORE
Jo Hernanto
The Bone Shard Daughter
Ingenious and unique magic system
I do love a fantasy novel where the magical system is well thought out and has consequences and ‘The Bone Shard Daughter’ has this in spades. The magical s... READ MORE
Penelope Bullock
The Bone Shard Daughter
Generous fantasy with room for all
I'm grateful to Nazia at Orbit for an advance copy of The Bone Shard Daughter to consider for review. Well. The Bone Shard Daughter has just everything y... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
The Bone Shard Daughter
An amazing epic fantasy that heralds a major new talent
‘The Bone Shard Daughter’ by Andrea Stewart is Book 1 in the Drowning Empire series. It is an epic fantasy told from five points of view. I initially re... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart, the cover design is superbly striking and the story synopsis intriguing that I just had to read this book. Oh b... READ MORE
Mark Redman
The Bone Shard Daughter
Solid start to promising series
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for honest review. An intriguing start to what looks to be an interesting high-fantasy series, with a good s... READ MORE
Carolyn Percy
The Bone Shard Daughter
So Unique!
Bone Shard Daughter has one of the most intriguing magical systems that I've ever read! The world building is fantastic and I was completely immersed withi... READ MORE
Liv Burrell
The Bone Shard Daughter
Amazing debut
As promised! I went into reading this book with high expectations and on the back of reading several positive reviews. I wasn’t disappointed. The world set... READ MORE
Benjamin Brown
The Bone Shard Daughter
What a debut!
What a debut! This definitely took me by surprise! To be honest, the cover is what draw me to this book the most and the synopsis sounded interesting enoug... READ MORE
Katarina Vujicic
The Bone Shard Daughter
Loved every second of this book
I loved this book from start to finish. The multiple POV set across a beautiful world of brutality, overbearing monarchy and revolution had me gripped with... READ MORE
Melissa Heppell
The Bone Shard Daughter
Amazing New Fantasy
Well, firstly, when I read the blurb I thought this was really just about our bone shard daughter, Lin, but turns out this has more POVs than I was expecti... READ MORE
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Daughter is set in a world where the emperor controls his people through the use of constructs, creatures created from the parts of animals ... READ MORE
Noemi Proietti