A Tyranny of Queens


“A superlative portal fantasy with a memorable cast, an inventive setting and magic system, and a plot that always goes for the unexpected. Sheer delight.”
– Aliette de Bodard, Nebula Award-winning author of The House of Shattered Wings

After Saffron returns through the portal from Kena, no one believes her tales of adventure. She can either give in and pretend it all never happened, or fight for herself and her new world. Kena itself is in turmoil, and nobody can be trusted.

File Under: Fantasy [ Between the Worlds | Captives | Open the Way | Dragon Flight! ]

The second book in the Manifold Worlds series

Saffron Coulter is back on Earth, but even so, nothing is easy. Struggling with the victimising expectations of her friends and family and threatened with a stay in psychiatric care, Saffron has to make a choice: to forget about Kena and fit back into the life she’s outgrown, or pit herself against everything she’s ever known and everyone she loves.

Meanwhile in Kena, Gwen is increasingly troubled by Leoden’s absence and his plans for the captive worldwalkers, while Yena, still in Veksh, must confront the deposed Kadeja. What is their endgame? Who can they trust? And what happens when Leoden returns?