Evan Winter has always loved fantasy novels, but when his son was born, he realized that there weren’t many epic fantasy novels featuring characters who looked like him. So, before he ran out of time, he started writing them. The Fires of Vengeance is a gripping sequel in the Game of Thrones meets Gladiator epic fantasy series. Tau and his Queen, desperate to delay the impending attack on the capital by the indigenous people of Xidda, craft a dangerous plan.
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Two inspirations stand out right now:
1. A need to explore my worry that, though it may bend or be bent, the arc of the moral universe is in no way destined to lead to a more just world.
2. The desire to tell a story that would have made younger me feel seen in the genre I loved more than anything, and, if the book is too late for younger me, it might be just in time for my son (he’s almost nine and tells me that he wants to be an author, and my heart can barely take it when he says it).
Tau and his Queen, desperate to delay the impending attack on the capital by the indigenous people of Xidda, craft a dangerous plan. If Tau succeeds, the Queen will have the time she needs to assemble her forces and launch an all out assault on her own capital city, where her sister is being propped up as the 'true' Queen of the Omehi.
If the city can be taken, if Tsiora can reclaim her throne, and if she can reunite her people then the Omehi have a chance to survive the onslaught.
"This gritty series set in a South African–inspired fantasy world is an intense reading experience, and the second book is just as phenomenal as the first."—BuzzFeed News
"The Fires of Vengeance is epic fantasy at its finest."—Winter Is Coming
The Books of The Burning Series
The Rage of Dragons
The Fires of Vengeance
The Lord of Demons