Skullsworn : Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne

  • by Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
  • 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Brian Staveley's new standalone returns to the critically acclaimed Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne universe, following a priestess-assassin for the God of Death
From the award-winning epic fantasy world of The Emperor's Blades...
Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer - she is a priestess. At least, she will be once she passes her final trial.
The problem isn't the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including "the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again."
Pyrre isn't sure she's ever been in love. And if she fails to find someone who can draw such passion from her, or fails to kill that someone, her order will give her to their god, the God of Death. Pyrre's not afraid to die, but she hates to fail, and so, as her trial is set to begin, she returns to the city of her birth in the hope of finding love... and ending it on the edge of her sword.


What the Critics Say

"Brilliant." (V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author)


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Customer Reviews

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narrator was good, story was good but it's a bit too dark. what did I expect though about a book about death worshipers.
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- alexander

Not quite Pyrre.

If you've read/listened to the first three then you've probably got a soft spot for Pyrre. That personality doesn't see the light in this story. It's a different character entirely, bland and tuneless. The performance and a couple of reveals pull it back.
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- Kyle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-04-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio