A debut epic fantasy where a queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a ruin that she helped create
'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
'They called me the Bitch Queen, the she-wolf, because I murdered a man and exiled my king the night before they crowned me.'
Born under the towers of Oren-yaro, Queen Talyien inherited a deeply divided kingdom, devastated by years of war. Her marriage to the son of a rival clan was meant to herald peace, yet her fiance disappeared before their reign could even begin.
Now, years later, Talyien receives a message that will send her across on the sea. Yet what was meant as an effort to reconcile the past leaves her stranded in a land she doesn't know, with assassins at her back and no idea who she can trust.
If Talyien is to survive, she must embrace her namesake.
A wolf of Oren-yaro is not tamed.
Further praise for The Wolf of Oren-Yaro:
'Deeply compelling and wonderfully entertaining' Josiah Bancroft
'[A] remarkable tale of non-stop tension, action and betrayal' Publishers Weekly (starred review)
'Intimate and epic' Evan Winter
'Balanced on a blade's edge between intrigue and action' Gareth Hanrahan
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 determined to unite her kingdom at any cost. - Kameron Hurley, author of THE LIGHT BRIGADE
A tale balanced on the blade's-edge between intrigue and action - and then Villoso twists the knife - Gareth Hanrahan, author of THE GUTTER PRAYER
[A] remarkable tale of nonstop tension, action, and betrayal . . . This excellent work will appeal to all readers of epic fantasy. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)