The Traitor Baru Cormorant

The Traitor Baru Cormorant Review

The Traitor Baru Cormorant is an epic geopolitical fantasy about one woman's mission to tear down an empire by learning how to rule it.

Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up from the sand of her home and see red sails on the horizon.

The Empire of Masks is coming, armed with coin and ink, doctrine and compass, soap and lies. They'll conquer Baru’s island, rewrite her culture, criminalize her customs, and dispose of one of her fathers. But Baru is patient. She'll swallow her hate, prove her talent, and join the Masquerade. She will learn the secrets of empire. She’ll be exactly what they need. And she'll claw her way high enough up the rungs of power to set her people free.

In a final test of her loyalty, the Masquerade will send Baru to bring order to distant Aurdwynn, a snakepit of rebels, informants, and seditious dukes. Aurdwynn kills everyone who tries to rule it. To survive, Baru will need to untangle this land’s intricate web of treachery - and conceal her attraction to the dangerously fascinating Duchess Tain Hu.

But Baru is a savant in games of power, as ruthless in her tactics as she is fixated on her goals. In the calculus of her schemes, all ledgers must be balanced, and the price of liberation paid in full.

Title:The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Edition Language:English

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  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum http://bibliosanctum.com/2015/10/20/b...A really odd sensation is coming over me right now. I’ve just finished The Traitor Baru Cormorant and I’m sitting down t...

  • Bradley

    I'm going to have to make a new shelf for the growing number of economi-punk titles that have been coming out. I can't believe how many of them there are, or why I get drawn so hard and fast into thes...

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~

    If you're a fan of political intrigue & fierce female characters, this is a book for you!Baru Cormorant is an idealistic & intelligent woman, compelled from a young age to dominate the intricate games...

  • Kameron Hurley

    I read an early ARC of this book because I enjoyed the author's short fiction. Turns out I have impeccable taste. This is a smart, brutal, gut-wrenching novel of conquesting and conquered, revenge, de...

  • Althea Ann

    Highly recommended for fans of Daniel Abraham's 'A Shadow in Summer.' Hey, it's a small subgenre: well-written, painstakingly-crafted fantasy starring female accountants!I've never been a huge fan of ...

  • Thomas Wagner

    You are probably going to hate this book. Seth Dickinson knows this and gives you fair warning at the outset. "This is the truth. You will know because it hurts." And even then, you aren't prepared. O...

  • Paul

    This book is a rollar coaster of a ride and not in a good way. This book went from something I wasn’t feeling, to something I liked, to something I hated, to something I quit, to something I gave an...

  • Elizabeth

    This review was originally published on the booksandpieces blog. Clever, cunning, and dark as hell. Do not fuck with Baru Cormorant. This book hurt me in two ways. The first was a familiar pain so let...

  • Mayim de Vries

    This is a book about female Machiavelli armed with ledgers. Also, a lesbian.I could probably end my review here, but there is much more to Baru Cormorant. Apparently, everything I need to drop everyth...

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