Publisher Description

Empire is the first book of the In Her Name: Redemption trilogy, and is the coming-of-age story of Reza Gard, a young boy of the Human Confederation who is swept up in the century-long war against the alien Kreelan Empire. Nightmarish female warriors with blue skin, fangs, and razor sharp talons, the Kreelans have technology that is millennia beyond that of the Confederation, yet they seek out close combat with sword and claw, fighting and dying to honor their god-like Empress.

Captured and enslaved, Reza must live like his enemies in a grand experiment to see if humans have souls, and if one may be the key to unlocking an ages old curse upon the Kreelan race. Enduring the brutal conditions of Kreelan life, Reza and a young warrior named Esah-Zhurah find themselves bound together by fate and a prophecy foretold millennia before they were born.

If you’re new to the In Her Name series, here is the author’s recommended reading order:

The Last War Trilogy
— First Contact
— Legend Of The Sword
— Dead Soul

The Redemption Trilogy
— Empire
— Confederation
— Final Battle

The First Empress Trilogy
— From Chaos Born
— Forged In Flame
— Mistress Of The Ages

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
September 4
Michael R. Hicks

Customer Reviews

Sswhitebeard ,

In her name

It has been a long time since I read a series of books that were so awesome. It is very true that it was almost impossible to put the books down and it was a pleasure to read them from the beginning all over again.
It is a shame that the series have ended. Maybe Mr Hicks can find it in his heart to continue somehow with few more In Her Name books and tell the story of the life of the Empress and Reza, hopefully, maybe Mr. Hicks.

Dhofexecoll ,

Write more

A fantastic set of trilogies. A must read, could not put these books down. The writing puts you right in the thick of the action, great scenes of war with twists and turns at every chapter. Well done Michael, more please

Mallorren ,


This book as amazing!! It's beautifully written and the characters are evolved. I loved it and turned every page in excitement! would recommend it to any and all fantasy lovers or even if it's your first fantasy book!!! Well done Hicks you have the Talent. Brilliant

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