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The Rising

Jo Riccioni



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Pantera Press
03 October 2023
Series: Branded

explosive conclusion to the Branded Season duology: two sisters harness

their powers and fight for their lives, their loves and their freedom. Nara

and her twin sister, Osha, have escaped the brutal clutches of the

Citadel and Wastelanders and have arrived in the Shadow City of Reis. In

the Shadow City, power plays are rife and rumours abound of a Pure

healer with the ability to cure the Branded. New allies emerge alongside

familiar faces as the city churns with this long-awaited prophecy that

many would kill to see come true – and all eyes are on Osha. Nara must

protect her sister; their powers are growing stronger, and it’s vital

they learn to wield them. Before

long Nara is caught between her first love and the one who’s stolen her

heart but betrayed her trust. Surrounded by lies and deception she is

left uncertain who she truly is and what she can believe. Dark forces

are taking control across the continent, and the Branded must rise to


Imprint:   Pantera Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   510g
ISBN:   9780645498578
ISBN 10:   0645498572
Series:   Branded
Pages:   320
Publication Date:  
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jo Riccioni graduated with a Masters in Medieval Literature from Leeds University, where her studies included Icelandic saga and the Arthurian and Robin Hood legends. Her short stories have won awards in the UK and Australia and have been anthologised in Best Australian Stories. Jo’s first novel, The Italians at Cleat’s Corner Store, won the International Rubery Award for fiction and was long-listed for the New Angle Prize in the UK. The Branded is the first book in her epic fantasy duology. The Rising will be published in 2023.

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