By: Rati Mehrotra
Location: FIC MEH
Series: Asiana #1
"The pacing in this book picks up momentum with every chapter. I couldn’t stop reading. The ending was a massive cliffhanger..." Sinead
Kyra is the youngest
Markswoman in the Order of Kali, one of a handful of sisterhoods of
highly trained elite warriors. Armed with blades whose metal is imbued
with magic and guided by a strict code of conduct, the Orders are sworn
to keep the peace and protect the people of Asiana. Kyra has pledged to
do so—yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her murdered
When Tamsyn, the powerful and dangerous Mistress of
Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run.
She is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power,
but she has no proof.
Kyra escapes through one of the strange
Transport Hubs that are the remnants of Asiana’s long-lost past and
finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of a desert that is home to
the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan,
a disillusioned Marksman whose skill with a blade is unmatched. He
understands the desperation of Kyra’s quest to prove Tamsyn’s guilt, and
as the two grow closer, training daily on the windswept dunes of Khur,
both begin to question their commitment to their Orders. But what they
don’t yet realize is that the line between justice and vengeance is thin
. . . as thin as the blade of a knife.