The Last Mortal Bond

The Last Mortal Bond, the conclusion to the award-winning trilogy, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, is coming March 15th! The Emperor’s Blades won the David Gemmell Morningstar Award and the Reddit Stabby for best fantasy debut, while also earning shortlist spots TLMB USfrom Locus and the Goodreads Choice Awards in two categories: Best Fantasy and Best Debut. The Providence of Fire was, likewise, a Goodreads Choice Award semi-finalist, and The Last Mortal Bond is already garnering some great reviews:

“The culmination of Staveley’s trilogy succeeds in every possible way, delivering readers a truly epic tale full of memorable characters, clever politics, an intelligent magic system, brutal battle scenes, and witty dialogue.” Fantasy Faction, 10/10 Stars

“Deeply satisfying.” Kirkus, Starred Review

“Darker and fiercer than the other two books […] the way Staveley crafts the ending, bringing everything together, is just masterful.”  Speculative Herald

“The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne is a trilogy that’s gone from strength to strength as it’s gone on—that’s gotten not just bigger but measurably better with every increasingly vital volume—and it’s my pleasure to tell you that The Last Mortal Bond is, without question, Staveley’s most impressive and immersive effort yet […] What I didn’t expect was that it would take my breath away. But it did.”

“Staveley shows how to end a fantasy epic with The Last Mortal Bond.”   io9

“One of the most brutal, gut-wrenching, raw, emotional, masterfully told, brilliantly plotted, beautifully written series I have ever had the pleasure of reading.” The Book Eaters

“A phenomenon like the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne comes along once in a lifetime.”   The Qwillery

“Epic does not even begin to describe this dramatic third and final installment in the Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne.”   Bibliosanctum

“The perfect ending to a fantastic trilogy.”   Beauty in Ruins

Find more reader reviews over on Goodreads, and check out the FIRST SEVEN CHAPTERS, FREE on

TLMB UKYou can buy the book — hardcover, ebook, and audio — at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and pretty much wherever else you like to shop. If you want to preorder a signed copy, get in touch with Bartleby’s Books or Everyone’s Books. They’re both small, independent shops near where I live, will ship anywhere in the US, and will hold the books for a day or two until I come in to sign them.  Enjoy!