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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library SF STE (Text) 33500013297072 New Checked out 11/27/2020
McIntosh Public Library SF STE (Text) 33500013297080 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316541428
  • ISBN: 0316541427
  • Physical Description: 438 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2020.

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Her father's mastery of bone shard magic has maintained law and order in the kingdom for many years, but with the threat of revolution, his daughter, who has been trapped in the palace, is determined to learn the secret of the magic to claim her birthright and save the kingdom.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    In the first book of the epic Drowning Empire series, Stewart writes of constructs powered by spirit and bone, and of a struggling kingdom and those who are entangled in its eventual fate. The characters are sharp: Lin, the emperor's daughter, vying for his trust and his knowledge; Jovis, the smuggler who finds himself saving children with a mysterious creature named Mephi at his side; and Phalue, a governor's daughter drawn into rebellion by Ranami, the woman she loves. The book gets off to a slow start in this complicated, magical world, but the pace quickly picks up, and the twists that readers think they can predict will be followed by completely unexpected realizations. Stewart has drawn a fascinating world with characters who have deep foundations, and who will quickly capture readers' hearts. From the compelling bone shard–powered constructs, magical tree bark, and mysterious creature companions, to the sapphic representation and explorations of privilege, Stewart's debut is sharp and compelling. It will hook readers in and make them fiercely anticipate the rest of the series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Andrea Stewart is the daughter of immigrants, and was raised in a number of places across the United States. Her parents always emphasized science and education, so she spent her childhood immersed in Star Trek and odd-smelling library books.

When her (admittedly ambitious) dreams of becoming a dragon slayer didn't pan out, she instead turned to writing books. She now lives in sunny California, and in addition to writing, can be found herding cats, looking at birds, and falling down research rabbit holes.

Subject: Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Inheritance and succession > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Revolutions > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters
Inheritance and succession
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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