“Following in the footsteps of George R.R. Martin and Joe Abercrombie… Brutal, intriguing and continuing to head toward exciting events and places unknown.” —Kirkus, Starred Review
The Providence of Fire is the second novel in Brian Staveley’s Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, a gripping epic fantasy series…
The conspiracy to destroy the ruling family of the Annurian Empire is far from over.
Having learned the identity of her father’s assassin, Adare flees the Dawn Palace in search of allies to challenge the coup against her family. Few trust her, but when she is believed to be touched by Intarra, patron goddess of the empire, the people rally to help her retake the capital city.
As armies prepare to clash, the threat of invasion from barbarian hordes compels the rival forces to unite against their common enemy.
Unknown to Adare, her brother Valyn, a renegade member of the empire’s most elite fighting force, has allied with the invading nomads. The terrible choices each of them has made may make war between them inevitable.
Between Valyn and Adare is their brother Kaden, rightful heir to the Unhewn Throne, who has infiltrated the Annurian capital with the help of two strange companions. The knowledge they possess of the secret history that shapes these events could save Annur or destroy it.
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Praise for The Providence of Fire
“Loved every second of it […] a full, immersive, magical, and exciting world, with characters to match.” —Fantasy Faction, 10/10 stars
“Staveley complicates the moral scheme with plausible villains and shaky political alliances.” —Publishers Weekly
“This. Book. Does. Not. Stop . . .” —TheTenaciousReader.com
“A stunning follow-up… Most definitely recommended.” —Beauty in Ruins
“Unexpected plot twists, fascinating characters, brilliant writing… It feels like a cross between Joe Abercrombie’s First Law trilogy and Daniel Abraham’s Dagger and the Coin series.” —The SciFiFanLetter Blog