We know, we know, it’s a long wait for something that you know will be amazing. But don’t worry, we’ve been kind and spoken to those fabulous folk over at Tor.com, who were happy to host an exclusive excerpt of the prologue and first chapter of the book. There’s even an image of the map of The Kingdom’s of Grania by Stephanie MacAlea.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the book in full:
Loyalties are tested when worlds collide…
Every two thousand years, the dark star Oma appears in the sky, bringing with it a tide of death and destruction. And those who survive must contend with friends and enemies newly imbued with violent powers. The kingdom of Saiduan already lies in ruin, decimated by invaders from another world who share the faces of those they seek to destroy.
Now the nation of Dhai is under siege by the same force. Their only hope for survival lies in the hands of an illegitimate ruler and a scullery maid with a powerful – but unpredictable –magic. As the foreign Empire spreads across the world like a disease, one of their former allies takes up her Empress’s sword again to unseat them, and two enslaved scholars begin a treacherous journey home with a long-lost secret that they hope is the key to the Empire’s undoing.
But when the enemy shares your own face, who can be trusted?
So make yourself a brew, settle in and head over to Tor.com for a read.