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New e-book review copy received: The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga 1 by Kameron Hurley

The wonderful people over at Angry Robot Books were awesome enough to send me this e-book review copy this week! I have heard nothing but great things about this book. Been wanting to read this one for a while now. Thanks Angry Robot! I can’t wait to read and review!

The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga 1 is out NOW!

The Empire Ascendant: Worldbreaker Saga #2 is out October 6, 2015!

So go get some copies!

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About the book:

The Mirror Empire: Worldbreaker Saga 1

  • Series: The Worldbreaker Saga (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Angry Robot (August 26, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857665561
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857665560

On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past… while a world goes to war with itself. 
In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin. At the heart of this war lie the pacifistic Dhai people, once enslaved by the Saiduan and now courted by their former masters to provide aid against the encroaching enemy.
Stretching from desolate tundra to steamy, semi-tropical climes seething with sentient plant life, this is an epic tale of blood mages and mercenaries, emperors and priestly assassins who must unite to save a world on the brink of ruin.
As the dark star of the cataclysm rises, an illegitimate ruler is tasked with holding together a country fractured by civil war; a precocious young fighter is asked to betray his family to save his skin; and a half-Dhai general must choose between the eradication of her father’s people or loyalty to her alien Empress.  
Through tense alliances and devastating betrayal, the Dhai and their allies attempt to hold against a seemingly unstoppable force as enemy nations prepare for a coming together of worlds as old as the universe itself. 
In the end, one world will rise – and many will perish.

About the author:

Kameron Hurley is an award-winning author, advertising copywriter, and online scribe. Hurley grew up in Washington State, and has lived in Fairbanks, Alaska; Durban, South Africa; and Chicago. She has degrees in historical studies from the University of Alaska and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, specializing in the history of South African resistance movements. Her essay on the history of women in conflict “We Have Always Fought” was the first blog post to be nominated for and win a Hugo Award. It was also nominated for Best Non-Fiction work by the British Fantasy Society.
Hurley is the author of God’s War, Infidel, and Rapture, a science-fantasy noir series which earned her the Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer and the Kitschy Award for Best Debut Novel. She has been a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Locus Award and the BSFA Award for Best Novel. Additionally, her work has been included on the Tiptree Award Honor List. Hurley’s short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Lightspeed, EscapePod, and Strange Horizons, and anthologies such as The Lowest Heaven, The Mammoth Book of Science Fiction by Women, and Year’s Best SF. Her fiction has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, Spanish, Hebrew, German and Russian. She is also a graduate of Clarion West.
In addition to her writing, Hurley has been a Stollee guest lecturer at Buena Vista University and taught copywriting at the School of Advertising Art. Hurley currently lives in Ohio, where she’s cultivating an urban homestead. She shares articles and insights regularly at kameronhurley.com.
Her latest novel, The Mirror Empire, begins the Worldbreaker Saga. The sequel, Empire Ascendant, will be out in October 2015.

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