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The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Orbit Books
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

The Sukai Dynasty has ruled the Phoenix Empire for over a century, their mastery of bone shard magic powering the monstrous constructs that maintain law and order. But now the emperor’s rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands.
Lin is the Emperor’s daughter, but a mysterious illness has stolen her childhood memories and her status as heir to the empire. Trapped in a palace of locked doors and old secrets, Lin vows to reclaim her birthright by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.
But the mysteries behind such power are dark and deep, and wielding her family’s magic carries a great cost. When the revolution reaches the gates of the palace itself, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her throne – and save her people.


My Thoughts

Since I saw the cover of this book it made me want to touch it, to dig deeper and touch the key; the story of this book made me feel the same, the need to know more about it and to be part of it. Interesting, twisted and original I don’t think any reader will be disappointed; it’s a must read!
This is the first book of the The Drowning Empire trilogy, but don’t worry it doesn’t end abruptly, you’ll have an ending till the next book comes out.
This is a fantasy book, where the emperor uses the forbidden bone shard magic to create animal-like constructs to maintain law and order, as you can imagine people don’t like it and a revolution is planned. Lin, the emperor’s daughter, is practicing the bone shard magic without her father’s consent and she will have to make the most important choice of her life, follow the rules or fight for her people.
This is a very complex story, with different characters and subplots that will keep the reader entertained and eager to know more about the story, in the beginning it’s a little bit difficult to follow all the characters but once you start entering to the story it will be impossible to put the book down.
Even if this is a fantasy story, don’t be surprised if some of the “problems” they face seem familiar and real, sometimes it’s much easier to see the faults in our society in fiction than reality, don’t you think?
This had been a very interesting read, and don’t doubt that I’ll read the second book of the series. Are you ready to discover “The Bone Shard Daughter”?


About The Author

Andrea Stewart is the Chinese American daughter of immigrants, and was raised in a number of places across the United States. 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.