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The Court of Broken Knives

Title: The Court of Broken Knives Author: Anna Smith Spark Publisher: June 2017 Blurb: They’ve finally looked at the graveyard of our Empire with open eyes. They’re fools and madmen and like the art of war. And their children go hungry while we piss gold and jewels into the dust. In the richest empire the… Continue reading The Court of Broken Knives

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The Poppy War

Title: The Poppy War Author: R.F. Kuang Publisher: May 2018, Harper Voyager Blurb: When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating;… Continue reading The Poppy War

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King of Assassins

Title: King of Assassins Author: RJ Barker Publisher: Orbit, August Blurb: THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING . . . Many years of peace have passed in Maniyadoc, years of relative calm for the assassin Girton Club-Foot. Even the Forgetting Plague, which ravaged the rest of the kingdoms, seemed to pass them by. But… Continue reading King of Assassins

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Blood of Assassins

The Nitty-Gritty Details  Title: Blood of Assassins Author: RJ Barker Publisher: Orbit, Feb. 2018 Blurb: THE KING IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING . . . The assassin Girton Club-foot and his master have returned to Maniyadoc in hope of finding sanctuary, but death, as always, dogs Girton’s heels. The place he knew no longer exists. War… Continue reading Blood of Assassins

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Age of Assassins

The Nitty-Gritty Details  Title: Age of Assassins Author: R.J. Barker Publisher: Orbit Books, August 2017 Blurb: Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land's best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But his latest mission tasks him and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones,… Continue reading Age of Assassins