K ARSENAULT RIVERA was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, but moved to New York when she was a toddler. While not managing a nutritional supplement store in Brooklyn, K is an avid participant in the role-playing community. Her adult fantasy debut was The Tiger's Daughter and the sequel was The Phoenix Empress. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her partner.
Praise for The Phoenix Empress The Tiger's Daughter was my favorite fantasy novel last year, telling the story of an epic quest through an original and engrossing perspective, and The Phoenix Empress expands and deepens the mysteries of this intricate and fully-realized fantasy world. I'm riveted by this story and can't wait for the next volume. --Martha Wells, author of the Murderbot Diaries series The second entry in this epic fantasy series (after The Tiger's Daughter) continues the intense worldbuilding and time-hopping prose of the first... Engrossing and memorable. --Library Journal The sweeping, lush love story between the Qorin warrior Shefali and the warrior empress Shizuka continues. --Booklist on The Phoenix Empress Praise for The Tiger's Daughter Indie Next List October 2017 Pick Paste Magazine's 10 Most Anticipated Books in October 2017 io9's Best Books Coming in 2017 The Verge's SF/F Books to Read in October 2017 BookRiot's Most Anticipated Titles of 2017 Medium's Most Anticipated Books of 2017 Bookish's Fall 2017's Hottest SF/F Books Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth. It is a story of star-crossed loves, of fate and power and passion, and it is simply exquisite. --V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series K Arsenault Rivera turns many of the standard conventions of fantasy on their heads....A love letter... lavishly chronicling how two women fall in love.... thoughtfully rendered and palpably felt. -- The Washington Post Rivera's immense imagination and finely detailed worldbuilding have produced a series introduction of mammoth scope. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) The Tiger's Daughter sinks its claws into a reader and refuses to let them go until the very last page...As a word, ambitious sums up this debut. --Culturess The epistolary tale at the heart of The Tiger's Daughter unfolds with deceptive elegance, leading the reader to a conclusion at once unexpected, touching, and apt. --Jacqueline Carey, author of the bestselling Kushiel's Legacy series An incredible debut that takes all my favorite fantasy elements and adds the queer romance I've been waiting for in my magical fiction for years. If you love women who love women standing side-by-side to face off against a seemingly-impervious foe, you will love The Tiger's Daughter. --Sam Maggs, author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy and Wonder Women A layered and mesmerizing tale of love and legends, this fierce story will settle in your bones like a chill and leave your heart aching. --Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen Delicate, intricate, inevitable...a stunning debut. It took my breath away. --Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of Every Heart a Doorway