Hope and Red

The Empire of Storms, Book 1

HOPE, the lone survivor of a village massacred by the emperor’s forces, secretly trains as a warrior and dreams of vengeance.

RED, an orphan adopted by a notorious matriarch of the criminal underworld, learns to be an expert thief and con artist.

Together they will take down an empire.

“Furious where it needs to be, deceptively tender where it can get away with it, adventurous all around; Hope and Red is the childhood hero’s journey through a drug trip. The good kind.” — Sam Sykes, author of The City Stained Red

“HOPE AND RED is my favorite book of the year. Full of nonstop,
irresistible adventure, it captures that wonderful classic epic fantasy
feel, while introducing a fantastic pair of memorable new heroes. I
can’t wait for the sequel!” — Sarah Beth Durst, author of The Queen of

“Skovron’s briskly-paced story doesn’t skimp on the world-building—and thank goodness, because it’s quite a world” — B&N SF&F Blog

“A rip-roaring tale of revenge. 9/10” — Sci-Fi Bulletin


The first book in the Empire of Storms trilogy is out now!