Title: The Bone Shard Daughter
Author: Andrea Stewart
Publisher: Orbit Books
The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands.
Lin is the emperor’s daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.
Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright – and save her people.
Thanks to Orbit Books for sending me a finished copy of the book.
Incredibly luscious and fantastic. The Bone Shard Daughter is a debut novel everyone should devour.
Set in multiple points of view, the story revolves around Lin, Jovis, Phalue, Ranami, and Sand.
Lin, the Emperor’s daughter whose memories were washed out. Despite her missing memories, and being locked up in the palace, Lin is determined to prove herself to be the rightful heir to her father’s eyes, not Bayan, her rival, and also the one who is buying for the throne. Every door to the palace is locked up. Because of this, Lin herself comes up with a plan to open the doors and learn the secrets hiding beneath them. Little did she knows that unveiling the past mysteries around her will lead her to discover who she is and the gruesome part that revolves around the Emperor and palace.
Searching, chasing for the mysterious boat with blue sails that took his wife, Jovis, a smuggler and juvenile met a peculiar creature. Together with Mephi, the creature he plucks up in the sea, he runs down with the famous Shardless Few and was offered an offer. Jovis accepted it and later on learned some secrets and met Phalue and Ranami.
As each of the characters learns and discovers the truth around them, they found themselves in a situation that will change their life. I like how each of them was developed into the characters we are expected and loved. The author didn’t just create them for the sake of the story, she created them to teach who we should be. Regardless of our social status, the story teaches us that every one of us faces problems.
Because of the intricacy of the plotline, it makes the reader be blown by the revelations. Revelations that will blow their minds. Honestly, I’m still shocked by the outcomes of the story in the end. Thinking that why didn’t see that coming.
I definitely will read the next book that will come out. I wanna see what will happen next to my favorite characters and see how the plot twist, in the end, impacted their life in the second book.
3. 5 out of 5 stars