“A rip-roaring tale of revenge. 9/10”
— Sci-Fi Bulletin
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.
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“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
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“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
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