In the first book of this fun, action-packed fantasy trilogy, a warrior and a thief must come together to stop the forces that threaten their people. Hope
's old life ended the night her entire village was massacred by the emperor's forces. Now, trained in secret by a master warrior, her new life is centered on only one goal: vengeance. Red
lives by the skin of his teeth and sharpness of his wit. An expert thief and a brilliant con artist, he cares for only one thing: a good time. But when the empire's soldiers start to encroach on his territory, taking down his friends with it, he may have to re-prioritize.
Together, they will take down an empire.Start reading this daring adventure that Sam Sykes called, "Furious where it needs to be, deceptively tender where it can get away with it, adventurous all around!"
The Empire of Storms
Hope and Red
Bane and Shadow
Blood and Tempest
"Furious where it needs to be, deceptively tender where it can get away with it, adventurous all around."—Sam Sykes
"Hope and Red
is my favorite book of the year. Full of nonstop, irresistible adventure, it captures that wonderful classic epic fantasy feel, while introducing a fantastic pair of memorable new heroes. I can't wait for the sequel!"—Sarah Beth Durst, author of The Queen of Blood
"Skovron's eye for characterization and situations is exceptional... A compelling coming-of-age yarn."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Engaging ... [Skovron's] skillfully developed world, filled with swords and magic, is a perfect foil for his dynamic characters."—Library Journal
"A great swashbuckling adventure."
—The Sun (UK)
"A fun beginning ... promises to be a great series."—Philadelphia Free Press
"The adventures of Hope and Red will continue, and you should plan to sail with them."—SFRevu
"Gripping and, most importantly, fun."—SFX