More info The war built the Kisian empire. The war will destroy it. Princess Miko, living like a prisoner in her own castle, dreams not of freedom, but of power. But the path to it could turn into a split, both of the Miko family and the country. The murderer Cassandra is haunted by the voices of the dead. Wanting to get rid of them at any cost, she takes on an order that promises healing, but at the same time threatens to lead to the death of the empire. The renowned nomadic warriors led by Captain Rah e’Torin were expelled from their homeland and found themselves in the epicenter of a foreign war. Now they have to fight or die. A powerful and epic start to a new dark fantasy series, Empire Reborn. “With prose elevating the book above most novels, Devin Madson describes mind-boggling scenes to build a compelling story. This highly entertaining novel certainly deserves your attention, and Madson is definitely a great new fantasy writer. » — Mark Lawrence «Fans of George R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series will appreciate feudal political intrigue, changing alliances, and vivid descriptions of battles and their aftermath.» — Booklist «A complex story of war, politics and lust for power.» — Guardian “An original, large-scale and multi-faceted fantasy epic. … The special relish of the story is that the interests of the main characters are fundamentally opposite — the success of one means the possible death of others. » — «The world of fantasy» «This is the grimdark, as I would like to see it … Madson is one of the rare writers who is so able to show a series of bad decisions that lead her characters to disaster that it does not irritate and does not make you want to discard the book. Their decisions are natural, their actions are conditioned by their personalities and history. » — @MyFantasySF “A story that hits sensitive spots. Creative world-building and pace perfect for a heartbreaking ending and interesting characters. There is a lot to love here. Highly recommend». — John Gwynn “Madson created the living, breathing world of the Empire. The novel grabs you by the throat and does not let go. » — Peter McLean Abstract War built the Kisian Empire. War will destroy it. 17 years after the uprising, the Kisian Empire is united only by the firm hand of the God-Emperor. But treason breaks the shaky alliance with Chiltei, and everything that was won collapses. Princess Miko dreams of claiming the throne, but the path to power may forever divide her family. In Chiltey, Cassandra Marius is haunted by the voices of the dead. Despair pushes her to a deal that promises a cure. On the border between the nations, Captain Rah e’Torin and his exiled warriors are forced to fight in a foreign war. When the empire dies, three warriors rise. They will have to ride the storm or drown in spilled blood.