The Bitch Queen is back in this thrilling sequel to K. S. Villoso's acclaimed debut The Wolf of Oren-Yaro
The Bitch Queen returns in The Ikessar Falcon, the action-packed sequel to K. S. Villoso's acclaimed fantasy debut, The Wolf of Oren-Yaro.
Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worse as she stumbles upon a plot deeper and more sinister than she could have ever imagined, one that will displace her king and see her son dead. The road home beckons, strewn with a tangled web of deceit and unimaginable horrors - creatures from the dark, mad dragons and men with hearts hungry for power.
To save her land, Talyien must confront the myth others have built around her: Warlord Yeshin's daughter, symbol of peace, warrior and queen and everything she could never be.
The price for failure is steep. Her friends are few. And a nation carved by a murderer can only be destined for war.
Praise for the series:
'A powerful new voice in epic fantasy' Kameron Hurley
'Intricate, intimate and intensely plotted' Nicholas Eames
'An action-packed plot and deep, vivid world-building' Melissa Caruso
A powerful new voice in epic fantasy. Villoso deftly creates an intricate and compelling world of high fantasy intrigue and adventure dominated by a crafty, whip-smart heroine
Intricate, intimate and intensely plotted
[A] remarkable tale of nonstop tension, action, and betrayal . . . This excellent work will appeal to all readers of epic fantasy
An action-packed plot and deep, vivid world-building
K. S. Villoso writes speculative fiction with a focus on deeply personal themes and character-driven narratives. Much of her work is inspired by her childhood in the slums of Taguig, Philippines. She is now living amidst the forest and mountains with her husband, children and dogs in Anmore, BC.