Welcome to my stop on the The Empire’s Ruin blog tour! Huge thanks to Tor UK and Black Crow PR for giving me the opportunity to take part in this! I was provided a copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Tor UK
Publication Date: 08/07/2021
Length: 752 pages
Genre: Epic Fantasy
CW: mentions of sexual assault
One soldier will bear the hopes of an empireGoodReads
The Kettral were the glory and despair of the Annurian Empire – elite soldiers who rode war hawks into battle. Now the Kettral’s numbers have dwindled and the great empire is dying. Its grip is further weakened by the failure of the kenta gates, which granted instantaneous access to its vast lands.
To restore the Kettral, one of its soldiers is given a mission. Gwenna Sharpe must voyage beyond the edge of the known world, to the mythical nesting grounds of the giant war hawks. The journey will take her through a land that warps and poisons all living things. Yet if she succeeds, she could return a champion, rebuild the Kettral to their former numbers – and help save the empire. The gates are also essential to the empire’s survival, and a monk turned con-artist may hold the key to unlocking them.
What they discover will change them and the Annurian Empire forever – if they survive. For deep within the southern reaches of the land, a malevolent force is stirring . . .