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  • ISBN: 9780316629560
  • ISBN: 0316629561
  • ISBN: 9780316629553
  • Physical Description: print
    pages cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2022.

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Summary, etc.: "The nation of Torwyn is run on the power of industry, and industry is run by the Guilds. Chief among them are the Hawkspurs, and their responsibility is to keep the gears of the empire turning. It's exactly why matriarch Rosomon Hawkspur sends each of her heirs to the far reaches of the nation. Conall, the eldest son, is sent to the distant frontier to earn his stripes in the military. It is here that he faces a threat he could have never seen coming: the first rumblings of revolution. Tyreta's sorcerous connection to the magical resource of pyrstone that fuels the empire's machines makes her a perfect heir - in theory. While Tyreta hopes that she might shirk her responsibilities during her journey one of Torwyn's most important pyrestone mines, she instead finds the dark horrors of industry that the empire would prefer to keep hidden. The youngest, Fulren, is a talented artificer, and finds himself acting as consort to a foreign emissary. Soon after, he is framed for a crime he never committed. A crime that could start a war. As each of the Hawkspurs grapple with the many threats that face the nation within and without, they must finally prove themselves worthy - or their empire will fall apart"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #2
    The Hawkspurs of Wyke are one of the most noble Guilds in all of Torwyn, with matriarch Rosomon even having a royal connection via her brother, the emperor. But surrounding the Hawkspurs are conspiracy and political intrigue, which could spell their doom. Oldest son Conall is performing military duties abroad, where he discovers a potential threat against Torwyn. Daughter Tyreta sets sail for New Flaym to hone her webwainer skills and encounters a deadly resistance to the human inhabitants on the Sundered Isles. Youngest son Fulren is accused of murdering a foreign ambassador and sent into enemy territory to receive punishment. When the emperor is assassinated following a religious coup, the Hawkspurs fight to find their way home before Torwyn is thrown into civil war. The latest from Ford (A Demon in Silver, 2018) is the first in a new series that will give fantasy readers exactly what they want: conspiracy, magic, a delectable cast of characters, and an ending that will leave them begging to know what happens next. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<p><b>R. S. Ford </b>is a writer of fantasy from Leeds in the heartland of Yorkshire. You can find him online at</p>

Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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