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The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
The Worldbreaker Saga
Publication Date: September 4, 2014
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.
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 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.
I don’t even know where to start. No, really…. do I start with the “recurring catastrophic event” the “invaders from another realm?” How about the “Illegitimate ruler” or the “devastating betrayal?” Oh wait… I know…
“In the end, one world will rise – and many will perish!”
Going once, going twice, SOLD!
Let’s face it…this has epic fantasy written all over it, and I am in DESPERATE NEED OF AN EPIC (worth a damn) FANTASY NOVEL! (Don’t let me know Hurley!!)
If it’s even half as good as the synopsis makes it sound (or the uber awesome-sausage cover art makes it look) I’ll be spreading the good news about this book soon. Fingers crossed cause THIS is what I am waiting for.
What are YOU waiting for?