By: Claire Legrand
Location: FIC LEG
Series: Empirium #1
In this thrilling new high-fantasy trilogy, a magic-wielding queen and a
ruthless bounty hunter are separated by centuries but connected by a
The stunningly original, must-read fantasy of 2018
follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold
the power to save their world...or doom it.
When assassins ambush
her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to
save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental
magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a
pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen
of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must
endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be
executed...unless the trials kill her first.
A thousand years
later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter
Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she
embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself
untouchable--until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with
countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel
captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart
of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.
and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories
intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately
determine the fate of their world--and of each other.
"Here, my lady. I'll help you back to bed and send for some tea. And a cinnamon cake, perhaps?"
Rielle leaned heavily into Evyline's broad body. "Perhaps three cakes would do the trick."
"Three cakes are, generally speaking, much more effective than one, my lady."