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Hollow Empire (#2 Poison Wars)

Sam Hawke



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01 December 2020
Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Questing & Adventure
Series: Poison Wars
The brilliant new fantasy from the acclaimed and multi-award winning author of City of Lies . . .

'Marvellous . . . will leave you reading late into the night.' SFX 'Poisoners, deceit and treachery . . . will surely keep readers entranced.' TERRY BROOKS 'One of the standout debuts - and books - of the year.' THE FANTASY HIVE 'Absolutely loved this . . . a wonderful read.' JOHN GWYNNE 'One of the best new fantasies I've seen in a long time.' ADRIAN TCHAIKOVSKY 'A bold new fantasy voice.' LAURA LAM _____________________________________________ You never get used to poisoning a child . . .

Two years after a devastating siege tore the country apart, Silasta has recovered. But to the frustration of poison-taster siblings Jovan and Kalina, sworn to protect the Chancellor, the city has grown complacent in its new-found peace and prosperity.

And now, amid the celebrations of the largest carnival the continent has ever seen, it seems a mysterious enemy has returned.

The death of a former adversary sets Jovan on the trail of a cunning killer, while Kalina negotiates the treacherous politics of visiting dignitaries, knowing that this vengeful mastermind may lurk among the princes and dukes, noble ladies and priests. But their investigations uncover another conspiracy which now threatens not just Silasta and the Chancellor but also their own family.

Assassins, witches and a dangerous criminal network are all closing in. And brother and sister must once more fight to save their city - and everyone they hold dear - from a patient, powerful enemy determined to tear it all down . . .
By:   Sam Hawke
Imprint:   Bantam
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   660g
ISBN:   9781787631052
ISBN 10:   1787631052
Series:   Poison Wars
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   01 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

A lawyer by training and the holder of a black belt in jujitsu, SAM HAWKE lives in Canberra. Her first novel was the acclaimed and multi-award-winning City of Lies. The 'Poison War' duology will conclude with Hollow Empire.

Reviews for Hollow Empire (#2 Poison Wars)

Utterly brilliant . . . The Poison Wars novels contain some of the best world-building I've ever read, a wonderful sibling bond unlike anything in fantasy, all wrapped together in a mystery I couldn't put down. Highly recommend! -- S A CHAKRABORTY, author of the bestselling Daevabad Trilogy A masterpiece of intrigue and mystery with a nameless, faceless enemy hellbent on destruction. I loved it. * ANNA STEPHENS, author of the bestselling Godblind *

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