Author: K.S. Villoso
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars
She is Queen: the weak ruler of a nation barely recovering from the horrors of civil war, where mad dragons run amok and warlords bristle under the guise of peace. Now she must stop the ruin she helped create, but how do you fight what you are fated to fail?
“I murdered a man and made my husband leave the night before they crowned me.”
Born under the crumbling towers of Oren-yaro, Queen Talyien’s life unfolded like a storybook. The shining jewel and legacy of the bloody War of the Wolves that nearly tore her nation apart, her marriage to Rayyel, the son of her father’s rival, spoke of peaceful days to come.
But all storybooks must end. Rayyel’s sudden departure before their reign began created fractures that left the land as divided as ever.
Years later, Talyien receives a message from Rayyel, urging her to meet with him across the sea. An assassination attempt interrupts Talyien’s quest for reconciliation, sending the queen struggling in a strange and dangerous land. With betrayals in every twist and turn, she is forced to enlist the help of a con-artist to survive and save her husband from the clutches of those who would seek to use him for their gain…if he would let her.
About the Author:
K.S. Villoso writes speculative fiction with a focus on deeply personal themes and character-driven narratives, including the epic fantasy series The Agartes Epilogues and Annals of the Bitch Queen. Much of her work is inspired by her childhood in the slums of Taguig, Philippines, which includes a touch of mythology and horror, with realistic worldbuilding inspired by Asian settings combined with typical fantasy fare. She is now living amidst the forest and mountains with her husband, children, and dogs in Anmore, BC.
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