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AUTHOR: Kameron Hurley
PUBLISHER: Angry Robot
DATE: 2014
PAGES: 540
AWARDS: Locus Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel (2015), David Gemmell Morningstar Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Newcomer (2015)

Publisher’s Description

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.

Inclusion Criteria

In this book, attraction to multiple genders and polyamory is a cultural norm.

Library Notes

Paperback. Purchased used by the library with founder’s funds.