Waiting on Wednesday: Skullsworn

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

So we've never really done much of a Waiting on Wednesday theme here at Ageless Pages. However, I think I'd like to start featuring more titles than just the ones I've received to review. So, without further ado....

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.

Expected Publication: April 25 2017
Publisher: Tor

The Emperor's Blades (Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #1)
The Providence of Fire (Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #2)
The Last Mortal Bond (Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne #3)


  1. Everyone keeps raving about this author! I must admit the synopsis for The Emperor's Blades did not intrigue me but I may have to give it a shot some day. :)

    1. He is suuper good. TEB is his debut and a bit rough but he has ninjas riding around on giant hawks! WHAT IS NOT AWESOME ABOUT THAT. Plus his worldbuilding is one of the best I've read :)

    2. Ninjas on giant hawks does sound quite awesome. lol

    3. IT'S SO BADASS I feel the need to reread it now


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