The Mirror Empire (Worldbreaker Saga, #1)

Kameron Hurley

fiction Fantasy
adventurous challenging slow-paced
On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past… while a world goes to war with itself.

In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind nothing but ash and ruin.

As the dark star of the cataclysm rises, an illegitimate ruler is tasked with holding together a country fractured by civil war, a precocious young fighter is asked to betray his family and a half-Dhai general must choose between the eradication of her father’s people or loyalty to her alien Empress.

Through tense alliances and devastating betrayal, the Dhai and their allies attempt to hold against a seemingly unstoppable force as enemy nations prepare for a coming together of worlds as old as the universe itself.

In the end, one world will rise – and many will perish.

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summary of 107 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

challenging 100%
dark 100%
mysterious 66%
adventurous 33%
tense 33%

Pace

medium 66%
slow 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 100%

Average rating

3.65