Review: The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

The Providence of Fire is the second book in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series by Brian Staveley. I started this one immediately after finishing The Emperor’s Blades.

Plot:

The children of the late Emperor of Annur all go their separate ways towards figuring out who is behind the coup and the murder of their father. Kaden, the heir to the throne, seeks to ally with the Ishien; an elusive sect of monks devoted to defeating the Csestriim. Valyn and his Wing are making their way through the steppe towards Annur, but the Urghul are in their way. And Adare, eldest child and daughter, who now knows who murdered her father, does everything in her power to stay out of his hands and secure her own army. None of them knows whom to trust, and who the true enemy is.

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Query Update #13

It’s time for a tally, me thinks. I’ve been quietly and infrequently querying agents for both [TEE] and [OSAA], and I thought it would be a good thing to look back on what kind of responses – when I got any – I got back for both projects.

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Review: God of War

After finishing God of War III Remastered, I waited patiently to hear news of another God of War game. When the E3 trailer came out, I was more hyped than I was for season 7 of GOT, and I was pretty hyped for that (WHAT IS HYPE MAY NEVER DIE!!!). This game promised to be something else completely, promised us a new side to Kratos and I was ready for it. Or so I thought.

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Review: The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley

The Emperor’s Blades is the first book in the Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne trilogy by Brian Staveley. I’ve had the three books on my shelves for a while now, and thought it was time to try the first one. I was not disappointed.

Plot:

The Emperor has died, the Empire is in turmoil. His daughter Adare tries to bring justice to the priest whom she believes killed him, while balancing her work as the minister of Finance and her attempts to keep the Empire from falling apart before the heir can be brought back. His eldest son Valyn is training to become a Kettral, a member of the most deadly fighting force in the Empire, but uncovers a heinous plot to kill him, and gets dragged into solving the murder of a young woman on the island. His son Kaden, the heir, is studying with monks in the middle of nowhere, unaware that his father has been murdered, and that his life is in danger. All he knows is that there’s something out there, some kind of beast, that kills their goats in a horrifying way. And it’s getting closer.

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