In this "complex tale of war, politics, and lust for power" (The Guardian), the fate of the world is decided when heroes and gods march into battle one last time in the searing conclusion of this bold and bloody epic fantasyseries.
There are no gods. Only men.
Betrayed by her closest allies, Empress Miko Ts’ai is thrust from ruler to pawn. But she won’t suffer the whims of men. A string of dangerous gambles could win Miko her empire for good, but to take back the throne, she must become everything her ancestors failed to be.
Rah e’Torin leads a herd again. Now he seeks to honor a promise he made a lifetime ago—to safely bring his Swords home. Yet Rah’s loyalty to the past may be his ultimate undoing.
Cassandra Marius is lost. Ensnared by memories that aren’t her own, Cass must decide who she really is, but the answer lies beyond one final confrontation with Leo Villius.
And trapped in the heart of the Chiltaen army, Dishiva e’Jaroven is handed unexpected power. The dream of a new homeland is within her grasp—if she risks everything and trusts her former enemies. Praise for The Reborn Empire:
"Imaginative worldbuilding, a pace that builds perfectly to a heart-pounding finale and captivating characters. Highly recommended." —John Gwynne, author of The Shadow of the Gods
"An exciting new author in fantasy." —Mark Lawrence, author of Red Sister
The Reborn EmpireWe Ride the StormWe Lie with DeathWe Cry for Blood
We Dream of Gods For more from Devin Madson, check out: The Vengeance TrilogyThe Blood of WhisperersThe Gods of ViceThe Grave at Storm's End
The religious, political, and personal conflict between the Chiltaens, the Kisians, and the Levanti comes to an epic close in Madson's masterful final Reborn Empire fantasy (after We Cry for Blood). As the Chiltaens continue their assault in Kisia, the villainous Leo Villius—who has been demoted from the role of hieromonk and replaced by Dishiva e'Jaroven, a Levanti—schemes to regain both power and control over his brother, Unus. To do so, Villius must take Lady Sichi to be his consort with two voices, and thus complete another step in his path to becoming the Veld reborn, but this plan is jeopardized by Kisian Empress Miko Ts'ai's plot to maintain her own power. Assassins Cassandra, Kaysa, and Yakono are closing in on Leo Villius as well. Meanwhile, Rah and Gideon face the wrath of their fellow Levanti as they navigate the scheming of Whisperer Ezma. The author manages to tie up myriad loose threads in an incredibly satisfying finale. None of the characters are lost in the action, each coming to an ending that feels entirely right for their arc. Madson sends the series out on a high.