An exotic, futuristic epic fantasy, the Rise of the Iliri series captures a world at its most bleak—and most hopeful: a nation of terrorists called the Terrans, under the thumb of an evil Emperor, sets out to systematically destroy every race but their own. And they’re just about to succeed. Author Auryn Hadley cleverly blends adventure amidst brutal war with the age-old human struggle between good and evil, hatred and love—all through the lens of a powerful and intriguing female lead, the likes of which the fantasy genre hasn’t yet seen.
Scotland, 1026–Gruoch, descendant of the line of MacAlpin, should have been born into a life of ease. But fate is fickle. Her father’s untimely death, rumored to have been plotted by King Malcolm, leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line.