Sent by her adoptive father to a prestigious school where young women are trained to become living works of art, Marrow is determined to become the first magical sculptress the Empire has ever known. Before her seventeenth birthday, she must present a contract of patronage signed by a wealthy sponsor to guarantee repayment of her debts. In spite of her burgeoning renown, no one will make her an offer.
Just days before her chance at fame and fortune vanishes forever, Marrow meets a mysterious benefactor whose patronage has but one condition — one that will hurl Marrow completely unprepared into a realm of ruthless sabotage, harrowing revelations, and tortuous court intrigue.
Emory Glass brings a unique style to dark fantasy that is distinctly memorable. From gothic strangeness and creeping horror Glass weaves stories about hope and humanity that will stick with me long after I have put them down.
Emory's stories are enriched by a vast world. Her attention to detail guides readers through a puzzle of clues that leaves them with a deeper understanding of the story.
Great worldbuilding, excellent characters, and gorgeous prose lend a hand in telling a deliciously dark story of ambition, duty, and betrayal across a brilliantly realized geopolitical landscape. If you're not keeping your eyes on Emory Glass, you’re looking the wrong way.
THIRTY-THREE TALES OF WAR
Civil war rages in the black-blooded nation of Kandrisev. Its citizens demand their voices be heard. These are their stories, laid out in thirty-three tales of war.