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After reading (and Loving!) the first book of this series I was in high anticipation of this book. I pre-ordered it and waited (not so patiently) for it to come out. I was not disappointed. A great follow up to The Emperor’s Blades. The continued adventures of Valyn, Kaden, and Adare. Great characters, an awesome world that it is set in, and wonderful storytelling. My favorite, as in the first book is Valyn and the Kettral. Honestly if the books were just about the Kettral I would still be a huge fan. Would love to see some short stories or even Another series about all the Kettral. Trained warriors that ride on huge birds of prey, whats not to like! That is not to take away from the other characters and storylines in these books. Kaden and Adare are great also, I just have a thing for the Kettral. I am a big fan of this series and author. I can’t wait for the last book. I have many idea’s and theories to the ending and am dying to know the outcome. Mr. Staveley has established himself as one of more outstanding new fantasy authors with this fabulous series. I highly recommend.

Check out both books in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne out now from Tor Books!

4/5 Stars

 

(3-20-15)

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About the book:

The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

Brian Staveley’s The Providence of Fire, the second novel in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, a gripping new epic fantasy series.
The conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over.
Having learned the identity of her father’s assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city. As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy. Unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn, renegade member of the empire’s most elite fighting force, has allied with the invading nomads. The terrible choices each of them has made may make war between them inevitable. 
Between Valyn and Adare is their brother Kaden, rightful heir to the Unhewn Throne, who has infiltrated the Annurian capital with the help of two strange companions. The knowledge they possess of the secret history that shapes these events could save Annur or destroy it.

 

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About the author:

I live on a long dirt road in rural Vermont, where I divide my time between writing, baby-wrangling, running trails, trying to play the banjo, and various home repairs that multiply at a truly astounding rate.

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