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“Intricate, elegant and sharp as a blade – sweeping political fantasy at its finest.” ?Tasha Suri, author of The Jasmine Throne

The great Zhaon empire is in turmoil. The emperor is dead, and the crown prince has fallen to hidden schemes, leaving his most dangerous prince to assume the throne. The imperial court is seething, and whispers of war grow to shouts. The once vanquished kingdom of Khir marches again to regain their honor, the savage Tabrak raid the borders after ravaging the South, and assassins lurk in the shadows seeking imperial favor.

Komor Yala, her own position uncertain, finds shelter in marriage to the cunning Third Prince. But there is little safety in Zhaon. Death and destruction mount as a blood-drenched summer ends, and to the victor will be left an empire-if it is not turned to smoking ruins first.

The wheel of destiny is turning, and all will be caught under its weight…

Praise for the Hostage of Empire series:

“With a deliberate pace and fine attention to details of dress and custom, Emmett weaves a masterful tale of court intrigues.” ?Booklist (starred review)

“Emmett’s worldbuilding is sophisticated and captivating.” ?Publishers Weekly

“Action and intrigue takes place within a layered and beautifully realized fantasy world.”?B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

Hostage of Empire
The Throne of the Five Winds
The Poison Prince
The Bloody Throne