How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse : Book One of the Thorne Chronicles
First in a duology that reimagines fairy tale tropes within a space opera--The Princess Bride meets Princess Leia. Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she'd inherit her father's throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium. Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world. When Rory arrives in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. An unscrupulous minister has conspired to name himself Regent to the minor (and somewhat foolish) prince. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmaneuver the Regent and rescue the prince. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination--how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.
- Hardback | 416 pages
- 140 x 210 x 26mm | 547g
- 08 Oct 2019
- DAW BOOKS
Praise for How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse "Readers will be clamoring for the second installment before Chapter One is over. Told with just enough editorializing from a Dickensian narrator, this story delights from cover to cover. The political intrigue never fails to surprise, each character is layered and compelling, and there's a perfect balance between science-fiction action and fairy-tale fantasy. Do not, under any circumstances, miss out on this." --Kirkus (starred review) "Eason adds a feminist modern twist to fairy tale and sf tropes while presenting an intergalactic adventure that enthralls in its own right, striking that ideal balance between original and familiar.... A delightful start to what promises to be a smart, unique series." --Booklist (starred review) "This is big, imaginative space opera at it's best. Filled with complex characters and twisty politics, Rory Thorne is an awesome ride." --Michael Mammay, author of Planetside "Joyfully, delightfully amazing.... Definitely one of my favorite books of the year thus far." --Roarbot
About K Eason
K. Eason is a lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, where she and her composition students tackle important topics such as the zombie apocalypse, the humanity of cyborgs, and whether or not Beowulf is a good guy. Her previous publications include the On the Bones of Gods fantasy series with 47North, and she has had short fiction published in Cabinet-des-Fées, Jabberwocky 4, Crossed Genres, and Kaleidotrope.