An epic new story willed with mystery, prophecy and death within an ancient walled city ruled by Twelve Kings . . .
eda is the youngest pit fighter in the history of the great desert city of Sharakhai. In this brilliant new story, a prequel to TWELVE KINGS, she has already made her name in the arena as the fearsome, undefeated White Wolf. None but her closest friends and allies know her true identity.
But this all changes when she crosses the path of Rumayesh, one of the sadistic creatures known as ehrekh which were forged long ago by the god of chaos. They are usually desert dwellers, but this one lurks in the dark corners of Sharakhai, toying with and preying on humans. As Rumayesh works to unmask the White Wolf and claim eda for her own, eda's struggle becomes a battle for her friends, her life, and her very soul.
Strong characters and a plot filled with tension and difficult choices make this a good option for fantasy fans - Library Journal
If you are a fan of the epic fantasy genre, you should definitely give this book a chance - The Ranting Dragon
Bradley P. Beaulieu is a welcome addition to the roster of new fantasy novelists - Michael A. Stackpole
Exactly the kind of fantasy I like to read - Kevin J. Anderson
A memorable heroine, a poetically told tale of revenge, and superb world-building make TWELVE KINGS a splendid read - John Marco
This isn't like the last epic fantasy you read. It's a constantly shifting narrative of betrayal and friendship, loyalty and vengeance. It's vivid and diverse, full of complex relationships, eye-opening magic, and world building for this new age of fantasy that's broken out of its medieval shackles - A Dribble of Ink