Read Excerpts from The Traitor Baru Cormorant

Check out The Traitor Baru Cormorant, Seth Dickinson’s highly anticipated debut novel—a brutal tale of empire, rebellion, fealty, and high finance! The novel publishes simultaneously in the US and the UK (where it will be released as The Traitor) on September 15th from Tor Books and Tor UK.

Baru Cormorant believes any price is worth paying to liberate her people-even her soul. When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home, overwrites her culture, criminalizes her customs, and murders one of her fathers, Baru vows to swallow her hate, join the Empire’s civil service, and claw her way high enough to set her people free.

Sent as an Imperial agent to distant Aurdwynn, another conquered country, Baru discovers it’s on the brink of rebellion. Drawn by the intriguing duchess Tain Hu into a circle of seditious dukes, Baru may be able to use her position to help. As she pursues a precarious balance between the rebels and a shadowy cabal within the Empire, she orchestrates a do-or-die gambit with freedom as the prize. But the cost of winning the long game of saving her people may be far greater than Baru imagines.

So what are you waiting for? Get started with Chapter 1, then continue on with Chapter 2!




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