Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, but the ease and grace that come to her in fighting leathers vanishes when battles turn to politics-and she becomes the only envoy to a strange realm with nothing to rely on but her wits and knives.
Joseph Helmreich is author of The Return (2017, Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press). In addition to his writing, he is a member of alternative folk duo, Honeybrick, and a ventriloquist. He lives in New York City and works in film distribution.