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The Throne of the Five Winds (Hostage of Empire #1) (Paperback)

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The lady-in-waiting to the princess of a conquered kingdom must navigate a treacherous imperial court, in this captivating beginning of an East Asia-inspired epic fantasy trilogy.

Two queens, two concubines, six princes.
A single hidden blade.

The imperial palace -- full of ambitious royals, sly gossip, and unforeseen perils -- is perhaps the most dangerous place in the Empire of Zhaon. Komor Yala, lady-in-waiting to the princess of the vanquished kingdom of Khir, has only her wits and her hidden blade to protect herself and her charge, who was sacrificed in marriage to the enemy as a hostage for her conquered people's good behavior, to secure a tenuous peace.

But the Emperor is aging, and the Khir princess and her lady-in-waiting soon find themselves pawns in the six princes' deadly schemes for the throne -- and a single spark could ignite fresh rebellion in Khir.

Then, the Emperor falls ill -- and a far bloodier game begins...

Hostage of Empire
The Throne of the Five Winds
The Poison Prince

About the Author

S. C. Emmett is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling author.

Praise For…

"Intricate, elegant and sharp as a blade -- The Throne of the Five Winds is sweeping political fantasy at its finest."—Tasha Suri, author of Empire of Sand

"With a deliberate pace and fine attention to details of dress and custom, Emmett weaves a masterful tale of court intrigues."—Booklist (starred review)

"Brimful of thrilling palace drama and menacing court intrigue."—Kate Elliott, author of Black Wolves

"Action and intrigue takes place within a layered and beautifully realized fantasy world that will appeal to readers of Evan Winter's The Rage of Dragons and K. Arsenault Rivera's The Tiger's Daughter."—B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316436946
ISBN-10: 0316436941
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 704
Series: Hostage of Empire