The empire's elite gather to forge, strengthen or betray alliances in a dance that will determine the fate of the empire for a generation.
The first in a brand new kick-ass space opera series from an exciting debut voice in Science Fiction, Rhonda Mason's The Empress Game is a fast-paced mix of fantasy and action adventure. The Empress Game will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games and Jack Campbell books. Titan will publish the next book in the series in 2016.
The Empress Game, the tournament that decides who fills the final seat on the intergalactic Sakien Empire's supreme ruling body, has been called. The seat isn't won by votes or marriage. It's won in a tournament of ritualized combat. Kayla Reunimon, a supreme fighter, is called to battle it out in the arena. With the empire wracked by a rising nanovirus plague and stretched thin by an ill-advised planet-wide occupation of Ordoch, everything rests on the woman who rises to the top.
Praise for Rhonda Mason's Short Stories:
"Blood-curdling...demons mess with love, hate and mortal minds for some deliciously startling and sadistic insights into human nature" ―TANGENT Short Fiction Review
The Empress Game Titan Books / ISBN: 9781783295241 / July 2015 / $14.95