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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Seth Dickinson Narrator: Christine Marshall Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Seth Dickinson’s highly-anticipated debut The Traitor Baru Cormorant, a young woman from a conquered people tries to transform an empire in this richly imagined geopolitical fantasy. Baru Cormorant believes any price is worth paying to liberate her people—even her soul. When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home, overwrites her culture, criminalizes her customs, and murders one of her fathers, Baru vows to swallow her hate, join the Empire’s civil service, and claw her way high enough to set her people free. Sent as an imperial agent to distant Aurdwynn, another conquered country, Baru discovers it’s on the brink of rebellion. Drawn by the intriguing duchess Tain Hu into a circle of seditious dukes, Baru may be able to use her position to help. As she pursues a precarious balance between the rebels and a shadowy cabal within the Empire, she orchestrates a do-or-die gambit with freedom as the prize. But the cost of winning the long game of saving her people may be far greater than Baru imagines.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Skillfully combines intrigue, action, and philosophical musings to create a suspenseful and deeply satisfying read. An intelligent and accomplished first novel reminiscent of Le Guin in its reflections on imperialism, colonialism, and the attractions and corruptions of power.”

    Una McCormack, New York Times bestselling author of The Crimson Shadow

  • “A beautiful, perfectly formed crystal of a novel borne out of a tight plot mated with elegant language.”

    John Chu, Hugo Award-winning author of The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere

  • “Fascinating characters, a world imagined with wonderful depth, and storytelling that succeeds on both an epic and a powerfully intimate scale. This is really something special.”

    Sunny Moraine, coauthor of Line and Orbit

  • “Smart. Brutal. Gut-wrenching. You’ll be captivated from the very first page. Dickinson is a sly, masterful writer who pulls no punches. Get ready to have your heart ripped out through your throat. Highly recommended.”

    Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire

  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Science Fiction & Fantasy
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