Waiting on Wednesday – The Empire’s Ghost by Isabelle Steiger
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
What can I say? I like epic fantasy, and I like stories where the down-trodden, powerless rise to do unexpected things. And I love intrigue. This one sounds like it should be an amazing read!
The Empire's Ghost by Isabelle Steiger
Also by this author: The Empire's Ghost
Published by Thomas Dunne Books on May 16th 2017
An epic fantasy debut, The Empire’s Ghost weaves together the lives of the haves and the have-nots both desperately fighting to reassemble the remains of a fallen empire.
The empire of Elesthene once spanned a continent, but its rise heralded the death of magic. It tore itself apart from within, leaving behind a patchwork of kingdoms struggling to rebuild. But when a new dictator, the ambitious and enigmatic Imperator Elgar, seizes power in the old capital and seeks to recreate the lost empire anew, the other kingdoms have little hope of stopping him. Prince Kelken of Reglay finds himself at odds with his father at his country’s darkest hour; the marquise of Esthrades is unmatched in politics and strategy, but she sits at a staggering military disadvantage. And Issamira, the most powerful of the free countries, has shut itself off from the conflict, thrown into confusion by the disappearance of its crown prince and the ensuing struggle for succession.
Everything seems aligned in Elgar’s favor, but when he presses a band of insignificant but skilled alley-dwellers into his service for a mission of the greatest secrecy, they find an unexpected opportunity to alter the balance of power in the war. Through their actions and those of the remaining royals, they may uncover not just a way to defeat Elgar, but also a deeper truth about their world’s lost history.
Isabelle Steiger has crafted a powerful and masterful debut with The Empire’s Ghost, the first book in a haunting new epic fantasy series.
8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – The Empire’s Ghost by Isabelle Steiger”
I love the snowy cover! This does sound good. Adding it right now:-)
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I’ve seen this one around a few places and while I’d like to see a few reviews on it first since I don’t read a lot of epic fantasy, this is one I have my eyes on!
Barb (boxermommyreads) recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday (90)
Epic. Fantasy. Yep. I want.
I’d read that. Dying earth type things often make me happy.
This is one of my most anticipated 2017 debuts! I’m really curious to know more.
Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday 01/11/17
that’s a nice cover! I would be curious about this one!
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Epic fantasy with a good measure of intrigue thrown in: how can I resist?
Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’m definitely intrigued, especially after hearing that there’s a missing Prince in this one…those stories always get me!
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