The Bone Shard Daughter

The Bone Shard Daughter

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 08/04/2021
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The Bone Shard Daughter
Unique world building and magic system with thought-provoking undertones
On the face of it, Andrea Stewart’s debut novel The Bone Shard Daughter is an escapist’s dream. We’re transported to an Earthsea-like archipelago of shift... READ MORE
Beth at Carmarthen Waterstones


'One of the best fantasy novels I've read in a long time...This book is truly special' Sarah J. Maas

***The Sunday Times bestselling series***

Magic. Revolution. Identity.

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 rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire's many islands.

Lin is the Emperor's daughter and she spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.

Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright - and save her people.

The Bone Shard Daughter is an unmissable fantasy debut - a captivating tale of magic, revolution and mystery, where a young woman's sense of identity will make or break an empire.

'A bold, ambitious debut' M. R. Carey

'Epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt . . . inventive, adventurous and wonderfully written' Alix E. Harrow

'Brilliant world-building, deep intrigue and incredible heart' Megan E. O'Keefe

'Action-packed, must-read epic fantasy . . . One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year' Buzzfeed

'This brilliant fantasy debut has announced Andrea Stewart as quite possibly the best newcomer of the year' Novel Notions

The Drowning Empire series
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Emperor
The Bone Shard War

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356514956
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 320g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm

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The Bone Shard Daughter
I was not expecting this book.
I was not expecting this book. It’s had a lot of hype in the past few months so it has been on my radar and I jumped at the chance to request an arc, but I... READ MORE
Gemma Thomson
The Bone Shard Daughter
Shifting islands, sinister bone magic, revolution - a thrilling read!
Shifting islands, an empire on the brink of revolution and a sinister magic involving shards of human bone… It’s no surprise that this was right up my book... READ MORE
The Bone Shard Daughter
Compelling and Original
'The Bone Shard Daughter' is brilliantly readable epic fantasy full of original magic and compelling, diverse characters. The different plot arcs pulled me... READ MORE
Jessica Robyn Law
The Bone Shard Daughter
A fantastically unique fantasy that I can't wait to continue
The Bone Shard Daughter's unique and original concept coupled with diverse and interesting characters makes it a very solid kick off point for a series I c... READ MORE
Gemma Nokes
The Bone Shard Daughter
An Empire, a Daughter and a Smuggler
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
Ioana Frunza-Pantiru
The Bone Shard Daughter
Worth a look
This book has one of the most interesting magic systems I’ve read: when children are old enough they have part of their skull chipped off and given to the ... READ MORE
The Bone Shard Daughter
Breathtakingly Brilliant Epic Fantasy!
Andrea Stewart’s Epic Fantasy debut is breathtakingly brilliant, blending an imaginative magic system and complex world building, with political intrigues ... READ MORE
The Bone Shard Daughter
YA with an Adult Edge
I really enjoyed reading this and learning about all the various characters - absolutely loved Mephi and Jovis. The various mysteries unfolded nicely, many... READ MORE
Lara Olafisoye
The Bone Shard Daughter
A great story with an interesting magic system
The Bone Shard Daughter is a wonderful story with a fantastical world and unique magic system. In The Bone Shard Daughter we meet Lin, daughter of the emp... READ MORE
The Bookish Historian
The Bone Shard Daughter
Fascinating World
I was kindly given a copy of this by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this! The magic system is fantastic and very different ... READ MORE
Hannah Wright
The Bone Shard Daughter
YA fantasy with locked doors, dark secrets and nightmares given life
With her debut book, The Bone Shard Daughter, Andrea Stewart shows she’s not afraid to bend and twist the definitions of the young adult fantasy genre. Thi... READ MORE
The Bone Shard Daughter
Fantastic Magic System and a Gripping Silkpunk Story
Synopsis The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart etches its bone shard magic into a story of rebellion versus duty, unlocking door after door of the iro... READ MORE
Tom Bookbeard
The Bone Shard Daughter
A Fascinating Introduction To An Intriguing World With Somewhat Macabre Bone Magic
“I was Lin. I was the Emperor’s daughter. And I would show him that even broken daughters could wield power.” Fantasy is my beloved go to genre and I’ve h... READ MORE
Charlotte Watkins
The Bone Shard Daughter
The slow pace made for a tedious read
I loved the concept of this book, it’s a weird and wonderful kind of magic that’s been demonstrated throughout this book: power is drawn from bone shards h... READ MORE
Natalie M-E
The Bone Shard Daughter
It definitely had a few Westworld like twists with a wonderfully original magic system
A solid four stars. A greatly interesting original magic system to really keep my interest in reading this - despite a few too many characters to get yo... READ MORE
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Daughter Thank you, NetGalley for gifting me this free earc of the bone shard daughter. The Bone Shard Daughter is the first book in The... READ MORE
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