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The Resource The court of broken knives, Anna Smith Spark

The court of broken knives, Anna Smith Spark

Label
The court of broken knives
Title
The court of broken knives
Statement of responsibility
Anna Smith Spark
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Court of Broken Knives is the explosive debut by one of grimdark fantasy's most exciting new voices. They've finally looked at the graveyard of our Empire with open eyes. They're fools and madmen and like the art of war. And their children go hungry while we piss gold and jewels into the dust. In the richest empire the world has ever known, the city of Sorlost has always stood, eternal and unconquered. But in a city of dreams governed by an imposturous Emperor, decadence has become the true ruler, and has blinded its inhabitants to their vulnerability. The empire is on the verge of invasion - and only one man can see it. Haunted by dreams of the empire's demise, Orhan Emmereth has decided to act. On his orders, a company of soldiers cross the desert to reach the city. Once they enter the Palace, they have one mission: kill the Emperor, then all those who remain. Only from ashes can a new empire be built. The company is a group of good, ordinary soldiers, for whom this is a mission like any other. But the strange boy Marith who walks among them is no ordinary soldier. Marching on Sorlost, Marith thinks he is running away from the past which haunts him. But in the Golden City, his destiny awaits him - beautiful, bloody, and more terrible than anyone could have foreseen
Member of
Summary
Orhan, the exiled son of the king, seeks to build a new empire by gathering a company of soldiers to invade the capital city and kill his father, but an ambitious young soldier in the company, Marith, is hiding a dark secret
Theme
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567212
Cataloging source
APLS
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Smith-Spark, Anna
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Empires of dust
Series volume
book one
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  • Degeneration
  • Assassins
  • Imperialism
  • Kings and rulers
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Revenge
Target audience
adult
Label
The court of broken knives, Anna Smith Spark
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060323262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780008204075
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)992177018
Label
The court of broken knives, Anna Smith Spark
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060323262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9780008204075
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)992177018

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