Sarah Beth Durst

The Bone Maker

ISBN: 9780062888631

The Bone Maker

an epic fantasy novel
by Sarah Beth Durst
available now from Harper Voyager

From award-winning author Sarah Beth Durst, a stand-alone epic fantasy set in a brand-new world of towering mountains and sparkling cities, in which a band of aging warriors has a second chance to defeat dark magic and avenge a haunting loss.

Twenty-five years ago, five heroes risked their lives to defeat the bone maker Eklor -- a corrupt magician who created an inhuman army using animal bones. But victory came at a tragic price. Only four of the heroes survived.

Since then, Kreya, the group's leader, has exiled herself to a remote tower and devoted herself to one purpose: resurrecting her dead husband. But such a task requires both a cache of human bones and a sacrifice -- for each day he lives, she will live one less.

She'd rather live one year with her husband than a hundred without him, but using human bones for magic is illegal in Vos. The dead are burned -- as are any bone workers who violate the law. Yet Kreya knows where she can find the bones she needs: the battlefield where her husband and countless others lost their lives.

But defying the laws of the land exposes a terrible possibility. Maybe the dead don't rest in peace after all.

Five warriors -- one broken, one gone soft, one pursuing a simple life, one stuck in the past, and one who should be dead. Their story should have been finished. But evil doesn't stop just because someone once said, "the end."

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An Amazon Best SFF Book of the Month
An Apple Best Book of the Month

"The Bone Maker is a witty, thoughtful delight." -- Shelf Awareness

"With great pacing and character development, Durst's action-packed adventure is sure to make new fans and satisfy her legions of current ones." -- Library Journal

"Exquisite worldbuilding and an inventive, macabre magic system." -- Publishers Weekly

"Awesomely epic and deeply moving, The Bone Maker put us under a deep spell." -- Apple Books

"The Bone Maker is an early contender for my favorite fantasy novel of the year. Highly, highly recommended." -- SFF World

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Also available as an audiobook:

The Bone Maker

The Bone Maker
Audio Edition

from HarperAudio
written by Sarah Beth Durst
narrated by Soneela Nankani

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