Skullsworn : Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne

  • by Brian Staveley
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Series: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne
  • 15 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Brian Staveley's new standalone returns to the critically acclaimed Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne universe, following a priestess-assassin for the God of Death
From the award-winning epic fantasy world of The Emperor's Blades...
Pyrre Lakatur is not, to her mind, an assassin, not a murderer - she is a priestess. At least, she will be once she passes her final trial.
The problem isn't the killing. The problem, rather, is love. For to complete her trial, Pyrre has ten days to kill the seven people enumerated in an ancient song, including "the one who made your mind and body sing with love / who will not come again."
Pyrre isn't sure she's ever been in love. And if she fails to find someone who can draw such passion from her, or fails to kill that someone, her order will give her to their god, the God of Death. Pyrre's not afraid to die, but she hates to fail, and so, as her trial is set to begin, she returns to the city of her birth in the hope of finding love... and ending it on the edge of her sword.

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What the Critics Say

"Brilliant." (V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Another amazing story by Brian Staveley

I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Staveley's first trilogy and this book provides solid proof that his works are only going to get better and better. If you read/listened to The Unhewn Throne Trilogy then you'll remember Pyrre Lakatur, the somewhat mysterious and very deadly priestess of the God of Death. This book delves into her background and gives more insight into what it means to be one of the Skullsworn. This is the first time I've listened to Elizabeth Knowelden's narration and I was very impressed with her as well. I don't give 5 stars often and usually never for all three categories but it's well deserved in this case.
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- Ryan

Couldve been Better

What did you love best about Skullsworn?

I liked the development of skullsworn, but it should've shown why they are so feared more and built up that aspect like the flea, how we saw from the last book why he's so feared when he told his story.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Skullsworn?

I cant remember any stand out moments in this book. it wasn't like the other 3 which each had something special that stood out in my mind.


What didn’t you like about Elizabeth Knowelden’s performance?

I didn't like her accent and lack of inflection. Her voice is more suited for non fiction which is going to be written in one tone. In this it was hard to follow along because of the tone and lack of changes in her voice.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I would say skip this book and make the other three into a movie this needs more development before its ready to go into theater.


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- Marlon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-25-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio