Seven Deaths of an Empire by G.R. Matthews

Seven Deaths of an Empire

G.R. Matthews

550 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous mysterious medium-paced


A new grimdark fantasy for fans of Anna Smith-Spark, GRR Martin and Mark Lawrence.The Emperor is dead. Long live the Empire. General Bordan has a lifetime of duty and sacrifice behind him in the service of the Empire. But with rebellion brewing in...

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Community Reviews Summary of 9 reviews


adventurous 100%
dark 85%
tense 57%
mysterious 42%
reflective 14%
sad 14%


medium 57%
slow 28%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 40% | Character: 40% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | No: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | No: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

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