A fragile peace teeters on the brink of collapse as new players threaten the colonial world order in this award-winning debut historical fantasy novel.
Amidst the horrors of war, the cruelties of betrayal, and the unleashed wrath of long-held grievances, the righteousness and convictions of humanity will be tested like never before.
Will the courage and resilience of the oppressed be enough to overcome the tyranny of their oppressors? Or will the flames of conflict engulf everything in their path, leaving nothing but destruction in their wake? In this epic tale of struggle and survival, the fate of a world hangs in the balance.
Damien's conscience finally compels him to stand up against the oppression of the Ricchan people by the Colonial powers he serves. But when he is betrayed by his own peers, he realizes that his convictions may cost him everything, including his life. With his past and future hanging in the balance, Damien must choose between his principles and the world he once knew. But in a world of political turmoil and uncertainty, the consequences of his choices may be more than he ever bargained for.
But when Victoria Montgomery, the reluctant leader of an army consisting of little more than ragtag criminals and vagrants, realizes that she needs a catalyst to bring about the full-scale rebellion her people need to flourish, Damien's fortunes change.
With the fate of Riccha in their hands, Victoria and Damien must work together in an unlikely partnership of political maneuvering and pure mettle to win battles and turn hearts against Braiton, the colonial superpower that rules all.
In order for this revolution to succeed, Damien and Victoria must believe in each other—when they barely even believe in themselves.
Set in a richly imagined world of fantasy and history, this award-winning novel is a gripping tale of revolution, betrayal, and redemption. With its unforgettable characters, thrilling action, and poignant themes, it is sure to captivate readers. Don't miss out on one of the most exciting new voices in historical fantasy.
Award-winner: 2021 Royal Dragonfly Fiction: New Author
2nd Place: 2022 Storymonster Scifi/Fiction Awards
Finalist for the 2019 OZMA Fantasy Fiction awards, Chanticleer International Book Awards