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Summary

An outcast mage caught between two warring empires must either save the world or destroy everything she loves in the second novel of "an unforgettable epic fantasy" trilogy (Publishers Weekly).

Sal the Cacophony - outlaw, outcast, outnumbered - destroys all that she loves. Her lover lost and cities burned in her wake, all she has left is her magical gun and her all-consuming quest for revenge against those who stole her power and took the sky from her.

When the roguish agent of a mysterious patron offers her the chance to participate in a heist to steal an incredible power from the famed airship fleet the Ten Arrows, she finds a new purpose. But a plot to save the world by bringing down empires swiftly escalates into a conspiracy of magic and vengeance that threatens to burn everything to ash, including herself.

For more from Sam Sykes, check out:

The Grave of Empires: Seven Blades in Black, Ten Arrows of Iron

Bring Down Heaven: The City Stained Red, The Mortal Tally, God's Last Breath

The Affinity for Steel Trilogy :Tome of the Undergates, Black Halo, The Skybound Sea

©2020 Sam Sykes (P)2021 Orbit

Critic reviews

"Reunites readers with the magnificently complex heroine Sal the Cacophony in a hair-raising adventure packed with action, wit, and feeling.... This an unforgettable epic fantasy." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Richard B.
  • 04-06-22

Strong follow-up to seven blades in black.

A very enjoyable and exciting story and a great narrator. I can't wait for the conclusion.

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  • Jess
  • 30-03-22

Fantastic performance!!!

I am so enjoying these books but a special thanks to the voice talent, bravo!
I just couldn’t stop listening.

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  • ASpilker
  • 16-02-22

Great continuation

The Grave of Empires trilogy continues in this second book. It wasn’t quite as good as the first book, Seven Blades in Black, but it is a worthy successor. My only complaint is a couple of mispronounced words (e.g. bow being pronounced bow as in the thing that shoots arrows , when it should have been pronounced bow like the front of a ship).

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  • Shadowrunner
  • 28-12-21

Great book

Excellent narration and an entertaining sequel but it didn't move the plot forward much.