The House of Binding Thorns by Aliette de Bodard

The House of Binding Thorns

Dominion of the Fallen #2

Aliette de Bodard

fiction fantasy adventurous challenging mysterious slow-paced

320 pages | first published 2017


The multi-award-winning author of The House of Shattered Wings continues her Dominion of the Fallen saga as Paris endures the aftermath of a devastating arcane war....As the city rebuilds from the onslaught of sorcery that nearly destroyed it, the...
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