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The Phoenix Empress

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Since she was a child, divine empress O Shizuka has believed she was an untouchable god. When her uncle, ruler of the Hokkaran Empire, sends her on a suicide mission as a leader of the Imperial Army, the horrors of war cause her to question everything she knows.

Thousands of miles away, the exiled and cursed warrior Barsalyya Shefali undergoes trials even the most superstitious would not believe in order to return to Hokkaran court and claim her rightful place next to O Shizuka.

As the distance between disgraced empress and blighted warrior narrows, a familiar demonic force grows closer to the heart of the empire. Will the two fallen warriors be able to protect their home?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 135 x 208mm | 300g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765392577
  • 9780765392572
  • 22,788

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"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 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 Murderbod Diaries series

"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
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About K Arsenault Rivera

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. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her partner.
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Rating details

12 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 50% (6)
4 25% (3)
3 17% (2)
2 8% (1)
1 0% (0)
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