The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

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"They called me the Bitch Queen, the she-wolf, because I murdered a man and exiled my king the night before they crowned me."
From "a powerful new voice in fantasy" (Kameron Hurley) comes the tale of a queen who must unite her divided land, even if she's hated by the very people she's trying to protect.
Born under the crumbling towers of her kingdom, Queen Talyien was the shining jewel and legacy of the bloody War of the Wolves. It nearly tore her nation apart. But her arranged marriage to the son of a rival clan heralds peace.
However, he suddenly disappears before their reign can begin, and the kingdom is fractured beyond repair.
Years later, he sends a mysterious invitation to meet. Talyien journeys across the sea in hopes of reconciling their past. An assassination attempt quickly dashes those dreams. Stranded in a land she doesn't know, with no idea whom she can trust, Talyien will have to embrace her namesake.
A Wolf of Oren-yaro is not tamed.
"Intricate, intimate, and intensely plotted." - Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 39mm | 404g
  • Orbit
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316532665
  • 9780316532662
  • 399,627

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"Villoso's debut draws on Filipino culture and myths to create a detailed fantasy world and uses the first person narrative of a beleaguered queen to explore a tale of secrets, lies, betrayal, and treason."--Booklist "Deeply compelling and wonderfully entertaining, The Wolf of Oren-yaro feels at once timely and timeless. K. S. Villoso's lush and finely crafted world envelops readers from the first page, as she takes us on an adventure full of heartache, hope, and triumph. It's a fabulous read!"--Josiah Bancroft, author of Senlin Ascends "Delivers complex and intriguing characters, and an action-packed plot full of surprising twists and deep, vivid world building."--Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage "Intimate and epic. It compels you to read on, because it's a story about people not characters, civilizations not settings, and deadly power plays not sanitized throne-room politics."--Evan Winter, author of The Rage of Dragons "Readers will be swept in by this strong protagonist and stunning worldbuilding, with a plot full of questions and surprises. Villoso's cunning, exciting debut is a new fantasy epic that readers will clamor for."--Library Journal (starred review) "The Wolf of Oren-yaro is intricate, intimate, and intensely plotted. Full of subtle poignancy and remarkably genuine characters-even the rotten ones. I loved this book."--Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld "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) "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
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About K S Villoso

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.
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Rating details

206 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 32% (66)
4 42% (86)
3 17% (34)
2 7% (14)
1 3% (6)
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