Waiting on Wednesday : The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust #1) by Anna Smith Spark

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme created by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust #1) by Anna Smith Spark – where has this sneaky little number been hiding eh?

court of broken knivesThey’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.

Due June 2017


13 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday : The Court of Broken Knives (Empires of Dust #1) by Anna Smith Spark”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    This book is completely new to me but nice choice. I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Nathan

    Interesting. This one missed my radar until now.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It does sound good though and I love the cover too.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I saw this a couple of weeks ago and added it to my list, it’s got a beautiful cover as well!

    • @lynnsbooks

      The cover is really eye catching with much more detail than you first realise.
      Lynn 😀

  4. sjhigbee

    Love the cover – and she’s a really nice person, too:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      Excellent – have you met then?

      • sjhigbee

        Yes, we had a chat over breakfast – I THINK it was at Bristolcon…

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This was my WoW pick last week so I’m definitely looking forward to it too! Hope it will be good 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hah – that must be why I picked it! It must have already been on my mind. It does sound good though.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Danya @ Fine Print

    This is the first time I’m hearing about this one, but I can tell that lots of people are going to be gunning for it!

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