The Shadari rebellion against their Norlander conquerors is over, but their trials are only just beginning.
The rebellion is over. But their trials have just begun . . .
Victory for the Shadari rebels has come at a terrible price. Hardship, superstition and a murderous cabal poison King Daryan's young regime, but help is nowhere to be found: the mercenary who led their rebellion has vanished, their Nomas allies have troubles of their own, and the Norlanders who returned home to plead - or fight - for the Shadari's independence have found themselves embroiled in the court politics of an empire about to implode.
As the foundations of the two far-flung countries begin to crack, an enigmatic figure watches from a tower room in Ravindal Castle. She is old, and a prisoner, but her reach is long, and her patience is about to be rewarded . . .
Evie Manieri graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Mediaeval History and Theatre - disciplines that continue to influence her work in equal measure. Evie lives with her family in New York and in her spare time she can be found singing soprano with New York's Renaissance Street Singers.
Inventive . . . absorbing and rewarding — Kirkus
The suspense, character development, and worldbuilding are all superior, and the ominous tone of the opening is sustained throughout — Publisher’s Weekly
The characters work wonderfully well and when you get to the meat of the story, the reader is in for one hell of a ride. All round a cracking book and a title that keeps its strengths building — Falcata Times
Captivating, dynamic characters with even more intriguing relationships — RT Book Reviews
I loved these characters, even though I knew it was going to hurt. Heart-wrenching. Poignant. Lovely — Brandon Sanderson on Blood's Pride
Superb — Tor.com on Blood'd Pride
A remarkable feat for a newcomer, and leaves me eager for the sequel, Fortune's Blight — Locus on Blood's Pride
Her ability to insert beautiful descriptions into an action-packed scene is certainly the mark of a talented writer and the series only looks set to become more exciting as the story progresses. — British Fantasy Society on Blood's Pride
Intrigue, betrayal and old rivalries play out against the fires of revolution. Hang on for a wild ride! — Gail Z. Martin, author of Chronicles of the Necomancer on The Shattered Kingdoms
Picture the fluent prose and flawless world-building of an author such as Trudi Canavan combined with the epic plot and character lists of an author like Martin and you won't be far off . . . Her ability to contrast beauty with brutality, hope with despair and love with hate will secure this novel as one of the year's finest — Fantasy-Faction on The Shattered Kingdoms