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The Wolf of Oren-Yaro

By K. S. Villoso
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Publisher Description

"Intimate and epic. It compels you to read on." - Evan Winter, author of The Rage of Dragons

"Villoso's cunning, exciting debut is a new fantasy epic that readers will clamor for." - Library Journal (starred review)

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.

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

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

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14 Reviews

Thumbs Up“The thing that I liked the most about this story was the the world. I feel as though we just dipped our toes into it, and I bet the next two books I’ll enjoy a lot more as I get to learn more about the uniqueness of the setting. . My biggest complaint is some scenes could be hard to follow, especially quicker paced scenes. All in all this book feels like a setup for better sequels. It’s a series I’d recommend if you enjoy seeing a single person continue to overcome insurmountable odds.”
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“Just no. Strong premise but ultimately there was absolutely no plot movement and no character development. MC is awful. How this woman was a queen for even a year baffles me. She’s so naive and astonishingly stupid. Almost DNF’d at the last few chapters. No.”
“A solid, first-person, character-driven adult fantasy novel set in a world inspired by East-Asia. This book features a badass yet emotional female protagonist, Queen Talyien. It begins with her coronation day, to which her husband does not show up. Five years later, they meet up in what Talyien believes is an attempt to reconcile. The meeting ends in an assassination attempt. Queue the rest of the book, where Queen Talyien must navigate the streets of a foreign land trying to get home and get to the bottom of the assassination plot, while also figuring out what she's going to do about the political unrest brewing in her nation. I did a little video review of this here: https://youtu.be/h52EswZe_o8”
“damn, i'm slightly disappointed by this one :/ none of the characters interested me, which is a shame because the synopsis promises the type of main character that i usually ADORE reading about (bitchy main characters lmao), but it didn't really deliver on that front?? rather than a political fantasy following an older, powerful "bitch queen", we get a story where our badass spoilt main character spends the entire book chasing after her shitty husband who abandoned her and their son?? yeah, i definitely think this one was marketed incorrectly i will be continuing with the series, in the hope that the mc will actually develop a fucking spine”

About K. S. Villoso

K.S. Villoso writes speculative fiction with a focus on deeply personal themes and character-driven narratives. Much of her work is inspired by her childhood in the slums of Taguig, Philippines. She is now living amidst the forest and mountains with her husband, children, and dogs in Anmore, BC.

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