Sunday, September 27, 2020

"The Empire's Ruin" By Brian Staveley Brings Us Back To The World Of Chronicle Of The Unhewn Throne

Brian Staveley became an instant favorite of mine when I finished reading The Emperor's Blades (the first book in his Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series) which would be then followed by The Providence of Fire and The Last Mortal Bond. Skullsworn, a standalone novel in this same universe, was later on published but I still can't get enough of his writings. It's been three years since and I've been scouring for any news of his upcoming new books, if any.

Thankfully there will be a new one to be relased in 2021... and guess what it will be a new trilogy called Ashes of the Unhewn Throne. Yay! The first book is titled The Empire's Ruin. The book's official cover has been unveiled and it is featuring a fantastic art -- once again -- by Richard Anderson (aka Flaptraps Art)!

Check out the cover of The Empire's Ruin by Brian Staveley (Book 1 in the Ashes of the Unhewn Throne trilogy).

The Empire's Ruin by Brian Staveley


Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor's Blades, gives readers the first book in a new epic fantasy trilogy based in the world of his popular series the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, The Empire's Ruin.

The Annurian Empire is disintegrating. The advantages it used for millennia have fallen to ruin. The ranks of the Kettral have been decimated from within, and the kenta gates, granting instantaneous travel across the vast lands of the empire, can no longer be used.

In order to save the empire, one of the surviving Kettral must voyage beyond the edge of the known world through a land that warps and poisons all living things to find the nesting ground of the giant war hawks. Meanwhile, a monk turned con-artist may hold the secret to the kenta gates.

But time is running out. Deep within the southern reaches of the empire and ancient god-like race has begun to stir.

What they discover will change them and the Annurian Empire forever. If they can survive.

The Empire's Ruin by Brian Staveley will be released on July 6, 2021.