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The Empire's Ghost - A Novel

Isabelle Steiger

Isabelle Steiger has crafted a powerful and masterful debut with The Empire's Ghost, the first book in a haunting new epic fantasy series. The empire of Elesthene once spanned a continent, but its rise heralded the death of magic. It tore itself apart from within, leaving behind a patchwork of kingdoms struggling to rebuild. But when a new dictator, the ambitious and enigmatic Imperator Elgar, seizes power in the old capital and seeks to recreate the lost empire anew, the other kingdoms have little hope of stopping him. Prince Kelken of Reglay finds himself at odds with his father at his country’s darkest hour; the marquise of Esthrades is unmatched in politics and strategy, but she sits at a staggering military disadvantage. And Issamira, the most powerful of the free countries, has shut itself off from the conflict, thrown into confusion by the disappearance of its crown prince and the ensuing struggle for succession. Everything seems aligned in Elgar’s favor, but when he presses a band of insignificant but skilled alley-dwellers into his service for a mission of greatest secrecy, they find an unexpected opportunity to alter the balance of power in the war. Through their actions and those of the remaining royals, they may uncover not just a way to defeat Elgar, but also a deeper truth about their world’s lost history.

Isabelle Steiger has crafted a powerful and masterful debut with The Empire's Ghost, the first book in a haunting new epic fantasy series. The empire of Elesthene once spanned a continent, but its rise heralded the death of magic. It tore itself apart from within, leaving behind a patchwork of kingdoms struggling to rebuild. But when a new dictator, the ambitious and enigmatic Imperator Elgar, seizes power in the old capital and seeks to recreate the lost empire anew, the other kingdoms have little hope of stopping him. Prince Kelken of Reglay finds himself at odds with his father at his country’s darkest hour; the marquise of Esthrades is unmatched in politics and strategy, but she sits at a staggering military disadvantage. And Issamira, the most powerful of the free countries, has shut itself off from the conflict, thrown into confusion by the disappearance of its crown prince and the ensuing struggle for succession. Everything seems aligned in Elgar’s favor, but when he presses a band of insignificant but skilled alley-dwellers into his service for a mission of greatest secrecy, they find an unexpected opportunity to alter the balance of power in the war. Through their actions and those of the remaining royals, they may uncover not just a way to defeat Elgar, but also a deeper truth about their world’s lost history.
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Isabelle Steiger has crafted a powerful and masterful debut with The Empire's Ghost, the first book in a haunting new epic fantasy series. The empire of Elesthene once spanned a continent, but its rise heralded the death of magic. It tore itself apart from within, leaving behind a patchwork of kingdoms struggling to rebuild. But when a new dictator, the ambitious and enigmatic Imperator Elgar, seizes power in the old capital and seeks to recreate the lost empire anew, the other kingdoms have little hope of stopping him. Prince Kelken of Reglay finds himself at odds with his father at his country’s darkest hour; the marquise of Esthrades is unmatched in politics and strategy, but she sits at a staggering military disadvantage. And Issamira, the most powerful of the free countries, has shut itself off from the conflict, thrown into confusion by the disappearance of its crown prince and the ensuing struggle for succession. Everything seems aligned in Elgar’s favor, but when he presses a band of insignificant but skilled alley-dwellers into his service for a mission of greatest secrecy, they find an unexpected opportunity to alter the balance of power in the war. Through their actions and those of the remaining royals, they may uncover not just a way to defeat Elgar, but also a deeper truth about their world’s lost history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeremy Arthur

Length:

19h 27m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

57:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

38:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:08


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

25:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

32:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

37:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

35:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

49:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

17:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

22:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

26:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

26:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

32:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

21:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

38:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

27:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

40:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

19:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

18:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:31