Hollow Empire

Poison Wars #2

Sam Hawke

fiction fantasy
adventurous mysterious slow-paced

560 pages | first published 2020

Moving from poison and treachery to war and witchcraft, Sam Hawke's Poison Wars continue with Hollow Empire, a fabulous epic fantasy adventure perfect for fans of Robin Hobb, Naomi Novik, and Scott Lynch.

Poison was only the beginning.... The deadly siege of Silasta woke the ancient spirits, and now the city-state must find its place in this new world of magic. But people and politics are always treacherous, and it will take all of Jovan and Kalina's skills as proofer and spy to save their country when witches and assassins turn their sights to domination.

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Moods

adventurous 85%
mysterious 85%
tense 85%
emotional 57%
dark 28%
challenging 14%
hopeful 14%
sad 14%

Pace

medium 71%
slow 14%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Average rating

4.76