Each month, the Tor.com eBook Club gives away one free SF or fantasy ebook. For July 2019, the eBook Club pick is The Emperor’s Blades, the first volume of Brian Staveley’s fantasy trilogy The Chronicles of Unhewn Throne.
Kaden, the heir to the Unhewn Throne, has spent eight years sequestered in a remote mountain monastery, learning the enigmatic discipline of monks devoted to the Blank God. Their rituals hold the key to an ancient power he must master before it’s too late.
An ocean away, Valyn endures the brutal training of the Kettral, elite soldiers who fly into battle on gigantic black hawks. But before he can set out to save Kaden, Valyn must survive one horrific final test.
At the heart of the empire, Minister Adare, elevated to her station by one of the emperor’s final acts, is determined to prove herself to her people. But Adare also believes she knows who murdered her father, and she will stop at nothing?and risk everything?to see that justice is meted out.
The ebook is available until Friday night at midnight. You can download it from Tor.com.