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.
Fran Wilde is an author and technology consultant. Her first novel, UPDRAFT, debuts from Tor in September 2015. Her short stories appear in Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Tor.com. She also produces Cooking the Books.