Skullsworn by Brian Staveley

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Read Skullsworn Online Free - Brian Staveley’s new standalone returns to the critically acclaimed Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne universe, following a priestess attempting to join the ranks of the God of Death.

Pyrre Lakatur doesn’t like the word skullsworn. It fails to capture the faith and grace, the peace and beauty of her devotion to the God of Death. She is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer--she is a priestess. At least, she will be a priestess if she manages to pass her final trial.

The problem isn’t the killing. Pyrre has been killing and training to kill, studying with some of the most deadly men and women in the world, since she was eight. The problem, strangely, is love. To pass her Trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the ten people enumerated in an ancient song, including "the one you love / who will not come again."

Pyrre is not sure she’s ever been in love. If she were a member of a different religious order, a less devoted, disciplined order, she might cheat. The Priests of Ananshael, however, don’t look kindly on cheaters. If Pyrre fails to find someone to love, or fails to kill that someone, they will give her to the god.

Pyrre’s not afraid to die, but she hates to quit, hates to fail, and so, with a month before her trial begins, she returns to the city of her birth, the place where she long ago offered an abusive father to the god and abandoned a battered brother—in the hope of finding love...and ending it on the edge of her sword.

"A complex and richly detailed world filled with elite soldier-assassins, mystic warrior monks, serpentine politics, and ancient secrets." —Library Journal, starred review, on The Emperor's Blades

Title : Skullsworn
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ISBN : 0765389878
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 496 pages


James rated it ★★★★☆

February 12, 2017

To begin I would like to thank Brain Staveley and Tor for giving me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the highly anticipated Skullsworn, in exchange for an honest review. The narrative is set in the same world as Staveley's previously released Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne trilogy and...

Melanie rated it ★★★★★

November 08, 2017

Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne: 1.) The Emperor's Blades ★★★★★ 2.) The Providence of Fire ★★★★★ 3.) The Last Mortal Bond ★★★★★ “From the first offering to the last, the would-be priestess is allowed fourteen days. Fourteen days for seven offerings. Not such a daunting task—not for one raised and...

Navessa rated it ★★★★★

February 20, 2017

"I grew up in a place where women wear vests ribbed with stilettos, where each priest has a dozen knives, steel traps, needles so fine you can slide them beside the eye into the brain and out again without leaving a mark." Pyrre Lakatur. If you've read the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne series,...

Dannii rated it ★★★★★

April 09, 2017

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Thank you to the author, Brian Staveley, and the publisher, Tor, for this opportunity. Do you ever finish reading a book, and just think to yourself... wow! I honestly have no idea how I am going to do this rich setti...

Tracey the Lizard Queen rated it ★★★★★

May 09, 2017

Review originally posted here: 4.5 Stars You know when everyone is talking about a new author/series and you just don't have the time to fit it in, and then by the time you do you're 2 books behind everyone else? Well that was me in 2014. The Emperors Blades...

Mogsy (MMOGC) rated it ★★★★★

April 18, 2017

4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum Brian Staveley returns to the world of The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne with this new standalone novel starring one of the most intriguing characters from his debut trilogy. When we first met Pyrre Lakatur, she was shro...

Michael rated it ★★★★★

April 15, 2017

As I was working on my own writing, it took me over a week to finish the first chapter. It hooked me hard. I set aside the book I was working on and finished the rest of Skullsworn in two days. Which, for someone who averages 12 - 15 books a year, is a record. I have not been gut-punched by a book...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2017

Review from Tenacious Reader: As much as I loved the Unhewn Throne trilogy, Skullsworn has taken seat for my favorite of Staveley’s book. One thing Staveley did well in Unhewn Throne was create fascinating secondary characters that you wish had more page ti...

Mili rated it ★★★★★

February 19, 2018

This was intense! Reallllly good, started slow. Took me a while to feel my surroundings and get to know the people. And then I fell hard! And that Ruc! Oh my XD~ I loved Pyrre her role in The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne a lot, Ananshael priests are so bad ass! They love, care and enjoy life to...

Marielle rated it ★★★★☆

May 16, 2017

I have loved Pyrre since reading the Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne and ever since I learned there was going to be a standalone novel about her I simply HAD to read it. (You can read this standalone without reading the Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne!) Pyrre is an amazingly written strong and co...

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