“A rip-roaring tale of revenge. 9/10”
— Sci-Fi Bulletin
Hope and Red
In the first book of this fun, action-packed fantasy trilogy, a warrior and a thief must come together to stop the forces that threaten their people.
HOPE, the lone survivor of a village massacred by the emperor’s forces, secretly trains as a warrior and dreams of vengeance.
RED, an orphan adopted by a notorious matriarch of the criminal underworld, learns to be an expert thief and con artist.
Together they will take down an empire.
“HOPE AND RED is my favorite book of the year. Full of nonstop, irresistible adventure, it captures that wonderful classic epic fantasy feel, while introducing a fantastic pair of memorable new heroes. I can’t wait for the sequel!”
— Sarah Beth Durst, author of The Queen of Blood
“Furious where it needs to be, deceptively tender where it can get away with it, adventurous all around; Hope and Red is the childhood hero’s journey through a drug trip. The good kind.”
— Sam Sykes, author of The City Stained Red
“Skovron’s briskly-paced story doesn’t skimp on the world-building—and thank goodness, because it’s quite a world.”
— B&N SF&F Blog
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Bane and Shadow
“Step once again into the intriguing world first introduced in Hope and Red. The trilogy continues with murder and mayhem written in a captivating style that is breathtaking. Unique appellations and ingenious descriptions add flair and humor to this continuing saga.”
— Romantic Times
Red is being trained as a cold-blooded assassin by the biomancers. As he becomes increasingly embroiled in palace politics, he learns that even life among the nobility can be deadly.
While terrorizing imperial ships as the pirate Dire Bane, Hope stumbles onto a biomancer plot of such horrifying scope that it makes even the massacre of her childhood village seem small in comparison.
With the biomancers tightening their grip of fear over the empire, Hope and Red struggle to fill their new roles and responsibilities, but the cost will be greater than any of them realize.
— Publishers Weekly
Another phenomenal read, Skovron’s sequel is riveting, and I would highly recommend this series to everyone!”
— The Bookbag
Blood and Tempest
Still reeling from the events at Dawn’s Light, Hope struggles to understand what it means to be a warrior who has vowed to never again take up a sword.
Red is enjoying his new role as imperial spy. Perhaps a bit too much. But his loyalties will be tested when his employer, Lady Hempist, relents and assigns him the one task he’s been begging for all along: recruiting Hope and Brigga Lin to help rid the empire of biomancery once and for all.
Fate brought them together; it will tear their empire apart.
The Empire of Storms series goes international
Translated into 6 languages, and published in 9 countries!