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The Wolf of Oren Yaro (#1 Annals of the Bitch Queen)

K. S. Villoso

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Orbit Books
11 February 2020
Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Questing & Adventure; Mythological Creatures, People & Places; Monsters Fantasy
'A powerful new voice in epic fantasy' Kameron Hurley 'Intricate, intimate and intensely plotted' Nicholas Eames 'An action-packed plot and deep, vivid world-building' Melissa Caruso 'They called me the Bitch Queen, the she-wolf, because I murdered a man and exiled my king the night before they crowned me.' Born under the towers of Oren-yaro, Queen Talyien inherited a deeply divided kingdom, devastated by years of war. Her marriage to the son of a rival clan was meant to herald peace, yet her fiance disappeared before their reign could even begin.

Now, years later, Talyien receives a message that will send her across on the sea. Yet what was meant as an effort to reconcile the past leaves her stranded in a land she doesn't know, with assassins at her back and no idea who she can trust.

If Talyien is to survive, she must embrace her namesake.

A wolf of Oren-yaro is not tamed.

Further praise for The Wolf of Oren-Yaro:

'Deeply compelling and wonderfully entertaining' Josiah Bancroft '[A] remarkable tale of non-stop tension, action and betrayal' Publishers Weekly (starred review) 'Intimate and epic' Evan Winter 'Balanced on a blade's edge between intrigue and action' Gareth Hanrahan
By:   K. S. Villoso
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9780356514451
ISBN 10:   0356514455
Series:   Chronicles of the Bitch Queen
Pages:   496
Publication Date:   11 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

K. S. Villoso writes speculative fiction with a focus on deeply personal themes and character-driven narratives. Much of her work is inspired by her childhood in the slums of Taguig, Philippines. She is now living amidst the forest and mountains with her husband, children and dogs in Anmore, BC.

Reviews for The Wolf of Oren Yaro (#1 Annals of the Bitch Queen)

A powerful new voice in epic fantasy. Villoso deftly creates an intricate and compelling world of high fantasy intrigue and adventure dominated by a crafty, whip-smart heroine determined to unite her kingdom at any cost. - Kameron Hurley, author of THE LIGHT BRIGADE A tale balanced on the blade's-edge between intrigue and action - and then Villoso twists the knife - Gareth Hanrahan, author of THE GUTTER PRAYER [A] remarkable tale of nonstop tension, action, and betrayal . . . This excellent work will appeal to all readers of epic fantasy. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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