The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

Narrated by: Catherine Ho
Series: Annals of the Bitch Queen, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs

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Publisher's Summary

"They called me the Bitch Queen, the she-wolf, because I murdered a man and exiled my king the night before they crowned me."

From "a powerful new voice in fantasy" (Kameron Hurley) comes the tale of a queen who must unite her divided land, even if she's hated by the very people she's trying to protect.

Born under the crumbling towers of her kingdom, Queen Talyien was the shining jewel and legacy of the bloody War of the Wolves. It nearly tore her nation apart. But her arranged marriage to the son of a rival clan heralds peace.

However, he suddenly disappears before their reign can begin, and the kingdom is fractured beyond repair.

Years later, he sends a mysterious invitation to meet. Talyien journeys across the sea in hopes of reconciling their past. An assassination attempt quickly dashes those dreams. Stranded in a land she doesn't know, with no idea whom she can trust, Talyien will have to embrace her namesake.

A Wolf of Oren-yaro is not tamed.

"Intricate, intimate, and intensely plotted." (Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld)

©2019 K. S. Villoso (P)2020 Orbit

Critic Reviews

"Villoso's debut draws on Filipino culture and myths to create a detailed fantasy world and uses the first person narrative of a beleaguered queen to explore a tale of secrets, lies, betrayal, and treason." (Booklist)

"[A] remarkable tale of nonstop tension, action, and betrayal... This excellent work will appeal to all readers of epic fantasy." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

"Readers will be swept in by this strong protagonist and stunning worldbuilding, with a plot full of questions and surprises. Villoso's cunning, exciting debut is a new fantasy epic that readers will clamor for." (Library Journal, starred review)

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