by Clark, C. L. | Fiction & related items
Published 25/03/2021 by Little, Brown Book Group (Orbit) in the United Kingdom as part of the Magic of the Lost series
Paperback | 528 pages
EVERY EMPIRE DEMANDS REVOLUTION. Touraine is a soldier. Stolen as a child and raised to kill and die for the empire, her only loyalty is to her fellow conscripts.
But now, her company has been sent back to her homeland to stop a rebellion, and the ties of blood may be stronger than she thought. Luca needs a turncoat. Someone desperate enough to tiptoe the bayonet’s edge between treason and orders.
Someone who can sway the rebels toward peace, while Luca focuses on what really matters: getting her uncle off her throne. Through assassinations and massacres, in bedrooms and war rooms, Touraine and Luca will haggle over the price of a nation. But some things aren’t for sale.
In a political fantasy unlike any other, debut author C. L. Clark spins an epic tale of rebellion, espionage, and military might on the far outreaches of a crumbling desert empire.
‘Clark’s debut introduces a remarkable LGBTQ+ culture amid a story of colonial conquest, exploitation, prejudice, and brewing revolt in a land with a lost history of mystical powers . . .
Fans of epic military fantasy will eagerly await more from Clark’ Booklist
‘High adventure on a human scale – don’t miss it’ Alix E. Harrow
‘This strong debut is filled with exciting action and worldbulding, intriguing characters . .
. and an explosion of feelings. Readers will be clamoring for more of Touraine and Luca before they finish’ Library Journal: Starred Review