Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction, but also great magical powers.
aiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy. Now the nation of Dhai is under siege. Their only hope lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful but unpredictable magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a plague, two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire s undoing. But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted? In this devastating sequel to The Mirror Empire, Kameron Hurley transports us back to a land of blood mages and sentient plants, dark magic, and warfare on a scale that spans worlds.
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