The Kingdom of Liars

The Kingdom of Liars

In this brilliant debut fantasy, a story of secrets, rebellion, and murder are shattering the Hollows, where magic costs memory to use, and only the son of the kingdom’s despised traitor holds the truth.

Michael is branded a traitor as a child because of the murder of the king’s nine-year-old son, by his father David Kingman. Ten years later on Michael lives a hardscrabble life, with his sister Gwen, performing crimes with his friends against minor royals in a weak attempt at striking back at the world that rejects him and his family.

In a world where memory is the coin that pays for magic, Michael knows something is there in the hot white emptiness of his mind. So when the opportunity arrives to get folded back into court, via the most politically dangerous member of the kingdom’s royal council, Michael takes it, desperate to find a way back to his past. He discovers a royal family that is spiraling into a self-serving dictatorship as gun-wielding rebels clash against magically trained militia.

What the truth holds is a set of shocking revelations that will completely change the Hollows, if Michael and his friends and family can survive long enough to see it.

Title:The Kingdom of Liars
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534437784
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    The Kingdom of Liars Reviews

  • Petrik

    ARC provided by the publisher—Saga Press—in exchange for an honest review.The Kingdom of Liars is a solid debut that’s quite challenging to get through at first, but the second half offers rewar...

  • Lisa

    My thanks to Gallery/Saga press, Netgalley and the author Nick Martell.I did give up on this book. I was not jiving with any characters. Also, guns. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy shooting. That's how I ...

  • James Tivendale

    I received an uncorrected proof copy of The Kingdom of Liars in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Nick Martell and Gollancz for the opportunity.The Kingdom of Liars, the first entry...

  • Hamad

    Actual Rating: 3.5 starsI think I had very high expectations with the awesome cover and the Sanderson blurb!...

  • Nils | nilsreviewsit

    ‘Dying wasn’t new to me. I had an understanding that it would come for us all one day; all that differed was the time. It was oddly comforting in a way. It was the only time nobles, Royals, and co...

  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller

    [2.5/5 stars] Kingdom of Liars had some good ideas and a wicked cool atmosphere, but the story itself lacked a bit of logical structure and flow.The atmosphere created, with a shattered moon that peri...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I'm between 3-3.5 stars on this one, due to the painfully slow first half followed by an incredible second act. While I do not claim to be the resident expert on fantasy novels of any kind, I feel lik...

  • Athena (OneReadingNurse)

    Title: Kingdom of LiarsAuthor: Nick MartellPub: Simon & SchusterLength: 608pRelease: May 5th 2020 (I thought there was a new date but it is available on Amazon now)Rating & Recommend: ⭐⭐⭐ maybeT...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2020/05/12/...It’s probably no surprise that The Kingdom of Liars was one of my most highly anticipated releases of 2020, with a premise t...

  • James Islington

    More a quick recommendation than a proper review, but this is another debut I’ve enjoyed recently! I initially gave The Kingdom of Liars a shot because the core concept (memory as a cost for using m...