by R. F. Kuang
- Alt. History, Dystopian, & Post Apocalyptic
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Can a student stand against an empire?
In 1828, Robin Swift, orphaned in Canton, is brought to London by the mysterious Professor Lovell. There, he trains in Latin, Ancient Greek, and Chinese, all in preparation for the day he’ll enroll in Oxford University’s Royal Institute of Translation--also known as Babel.
Babel is the world's center for translation and, more importantly, magic. As a Chinese boy raised in Britain, Robin realizes serving Babel means betraying his motherland. As his studies progress, he finds himself caught between Babel and an organization dedicated to stopping imperial expansion. When Britain pursues an unjust war with China over silver and opium, Robin must decide if powerful institutions can be changed from within or does revolution always require violence?
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|Release Date:||August 23, 2022|