"The stunning conclusion of the Chronicles of the Wolf Queen series is filled with high-stakes action, emotions, and magic, with an ending that will not disappoint." (Library Journal, starred review)
In The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng, the queen of a divided land must unite her people against the enemies who threaten to tear her country apart. K. S. Villoso is a "powerful new voice in fantasy." (Kameron Hurley)
Queen Talyien is finally home, but dangers she never imagined await her in the shadowed halls of her father's castle.
War is on the horizon. Her son has been stolen from her, her warlords despise her, and across the sea, a cursed prince threatens her nation with invasion in order to win her hand.
Worse yet, her father's ancient secrets are dangerous enough to bring Jin-Sayeng to ruin. Dark magic tears rifts in the sky, preparing to rain down madness, chaos, and the possibility of setting her nation aflame.
Bearing the brunt of the past and uncertain about her future, Talyien will need to decide between fleeing her shadows or embracing them before the whole world becomes an inferno.
The Chronicles of the Wolf Queen
The Wolf of Oren-yaro
The Ikessar Falcon
The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng
Villoso brings her Chronicles of the Bitch Queen trilogy to a strong conclusion (following The Ikessar Falcon) as Queen Talyien, newly returned to her splintered kingdom of Jin-Sayeng, is beset by challenges to her rule and to her realm's survival. Talyien is held captive in her own castle by her husband, Rayyel, whose family accuses her of bearing an illegitimate child. Though magic proves her son, Thanh, to be trueborn, he is still held hostage in a distant province. Meanwhile, Prince Yuebek of Zarojo, a powerful mage, has landed with an army and seeks Talyien's hand in marriage despite the fact that she has already killed him once. Looming over all these problems is a rift in reality that is corrupting the magical force called agan, causing Talyien's subjects to turn into monsters and her land's dragons to go mad. Her long-dead father, Yeshin, knew of this threat and set plans in motion to combat it, but enacting his scheme will require Talyien to make a terrible choice. Villoso burdens her protagonist with horrible dilemmas and asks no less of supporting characters, among them the con artist Khine Lamang, who followed Talyien to Jin-Sayeng. Fantasy readers who enjoy well-drawn characters, bloody battles, and noble sacrifices will welcome this.