“Smart epic fantasy! Deep world building and character development. If you loved Wheel of Time or Game of Thrones you should give this a shot.” – Anders C., Amazon Reviewer

“Like George RR Martin and Joe Abercrombie, Carlson writes in this genre for grown-ups, with flair and elegance. A complex world with characters that develop well, this story reveals its complexity as it builds!” - Daniel F., Amazon Reviewer

Alrou-Mendera reels, the nation usurped by the villainous Khehemni. But Kingsman Elohl and his sister Olea have done their duty and kept the Queen alive, helping her escape to the safety of the Highlands. As the same shadowy opponents rally the nation into a vicious war, Olea is spirited away to a desert oasis, learning the truth of the unstoppable ancient magic behind the Khehemni. And now Elohl must become the Queen’s ambassador, racing against time to cross the treacherous Kingsmountains and find aid, before a ruthless slaughter begins.

This dark and gritty sword and sorcery series from award winning author Jean Lowe Carlson explores a complex world of treachery, passion, sex, and magic. Readers who enjoy Game of Thrones, Outlander, the Kingkiller Chronicles, or the Wheel of Time will love this fantastic adventure.