I Can’t Wait for… The Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is the long-awaited follow-up to one of my favorite sagas of the last few years, a return to the world of Valyn, Adare, Kaden, and Pyrre…


Title: The Empire’s Ruin

Author: Brian Staveley

Publisher: Tor Books

Publication Date: July 6, 2021

Genres: Epic Fantasy

Brian Staveley, author of The Emperor’s Blades, gives readers the first book in a new epic fantasy trilogy based in the world of his popular series the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, The Empire’s Ruin.

The Annurian Empire is disintegrating. The advantages it used for millennia have fallen to ruin. The ranks of the Kettral have been decimated from within, and the kenta gates, granting instantaneous travel across the vast lands of the empire, can no longer be used.

In order to save the empire, one of the surviving Kettral must voyage beyond the edge of the known world through a land that warps and poisons all living things to find the nesting ground of the giant war hawks. Meanwhile, a monk turned con-artist may hold the secret to the kenta gates.

But time is running out. Deep within the southern reaches of the empire and ancient god-like race has begun to stir.

What they discover will change them and the Annurian Empire forever. If they can survive.

4 thoughts on “I Can’t Wait for… The Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley

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  1. I have the first book of this series on my TBR (well, it’s on my husband’s TBR, but he knows his TBR is free game), and am looking forward to reading it. This one sounds good too! I hope you enjoy The Empire’s Ruin when you read it! Have a great week!


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