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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.

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 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.

©2020 Andrea Stewart (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

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Descend into the nightmare.

A fascinating and absorbing story. A descent into a nightmare and a beautiful spell. Very sad and dramatic. Lots of action. Beautifully narrated by male and female narrators. Heroic characters very strong and resilient. Freaky constructs and boneshard magic, great creatures and so much sadness. An empire being overturned. Four or five different characters point of view, sometimes coming together. It was paradise but it was very sad.

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  • Lisa Shibest
  • 14-10-2020

Amazing Fantasy Debut!

I loved this book!!

The bone magic, multiple POV, politics & characters were well done. I cannot wait until book 2.

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  • Gwen Baxter
  • 30-09-2020

unique premise

I really enjoyed this book. Alternate viewpoints added to the drama. want more of this story, hope there is a sequel.

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  • Cynders
  • 29-09-2020

Can’t wait for a sequel!

Excellent story, imaginative, well paced. Great characters and the reading was superb. I’m hoping there is a sequel.

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  • joshua L albee
  • 04-01-2021

meh

the voice performance was ok. lots of constant excitement or constant apprehension regardless of whats going on. plot was ok I guess. the journeys of each character seemed only remotely related.

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  • Ragne
  • 19-11-2020

Original fantasy

A breath of fresh air in the fantasy genre. It's awesome to see more and more authors with different backgrounds, it means a broader field in the literature. Finally not all characters are white orphans with a difficult childhood having to flee their home.

The only problem is that you'd think I'd have learned not to start an unfinished series (King killer chronicles anyone?). But noooooo. So yet again, I'll just have to be patient and wait for the next instalment.

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  • Josh Ashbee
  • 16-09-2020

Brilliant book, fantastic performances

Great debut book, fascinating world and magic system, develops brilliantly through the book. The story and magical elements progress enough through the different characters to really set up the follow up book.

Narrators - performances are really good. Definitely enjoy the different narrators and find they add huge amounts.

I really feel fantasy books benefit hugely from different voices for different characters. It’s where you move from a reading of a book, to a performance.

When Steven pacey isn’t available or chosen then I guess you need multiple voice actors, and this book does that well, the narrators each do very well with the characters.

Jheez I hope this author is a quick writer.. nothing worse then enjoying a fantasy book when it is newly released and realising you have potentially to wait years for the follow-up!

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  • Jessica Townshend
  • 18-02-2021

Excellent

Well worth a listen and liable to get you completely hooked. You have been warned.

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  • fcon
  • 17-02-2021

Very enjoyable

Great start to new fantasy series . Refreshingly new and different story and characters . The 3 narrators were excellent . Great world building . Could smell the sea air . The smuggler and his companion were my favourites !!! So cute ! Please hurry up with the next book . Recommend !

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-02-2021

A new author for me but I thoroughly enjoyed it

Excellent narration of an interesting story. I hope there are more by this author soon.

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  • K Winfield
  • 03-11-2020

Meh. Was average.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-2020

A good, solid story, very well read

Interesting world-building, an unusual magic mechanism, likeable characters. Given the excellent performances, I definitely recommend.

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