The Hokkaran empire has conquered every land within their bold reach—but failed to notice a lurking darkness festering within the people. Now, their border walls begin to crumble, and villages fall to demons swarming out of the forests.
Away on the silver steppes, the remaining tribes of nomadic Qorin retreat and protect their own, having bartered a treaty with the empire, exchanging inheritance through the dynasties. It is up to two young warriors, raised together across borders since their prophesied birth, to save the world from the encroaching demons.
This is the story of an infamous Qorin warrior, Barsalayaa Shefali, a spoiled divine warrior empress, O Shizuka, and a power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.
I’m sorry to say that my first reaction upon seeing that cover and “two extraordinary women” was to straighten up and shout “is this gay?!” at my screen, but…is it? I’m preordering it anyway.
I have no willpower and looked it up. From the author:
I set out to write the kind of book I would have devoured when I was questioning myself–one of those big sweeping fantasy epics I loved, but with queer protagonists who are unashamed to love in the spotlight.