A fierce daughter. A cursed son. Their world torn apart, the future on a knife’s edge. How far will they go to reclaim what was lost?
Lidan Tolak is the fiercest of her father’s daughters; more than capable of one day leading her clan. But caught between her warring parents, Lidan’s world begins to unravel when another of her father’s wives falls pregnant. Before she has time to consider the threat of a brother, a bloody swathe is cut through the heart of the clan and Lidan must fight, not only to prove her worth, but simply to survive.
Ranoth Olseta wants nothing more than to be a worthy successor to his father’s throne. When his home is threatened by the aggressive Woaden Empire, Ran becomes his city’s saviour, but powers within him are revealed by the enemy and he is condemned to death. Confused and betrayed, Ran is forced to flee his homeland, vowing to reclaim what he has lost, even if it kills him.
Facing an unknown future, and battling forces both familiar and foreign, can Lidan and Ran overcome the odds threatening to drag them into inescapable darkness?
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“…solid writing, real characters that you’ll end up rooting for, excitement, moments of genuine pathos, and a young girl getting stabby – very likely to please.”Mark Lawrence, author of The Broken Empire, The Red Queen’s War, and The Book of the Ancestor trilogies.
“A brilliantly imagined and vividly realised novel.”Anna Stephens, author of The Godblind Trilogy.
“One of the finest debut novels I’ve ever read. A stunning, annihilating, all conquering assault on the grand bastion of epic fantasy.”John Birmingham, best selling author of Weapons of Choice, The End of Days trilogy and The Cruel Stars trilogy.
“A remarkably accomplished debut. Fast pacing, dynamic plotting and a convincing world of tribal conflict and dark magic.”Juliet Marillier, author of the Blackthorn & Grim series.