"...rich, deeply developed worldbuilding." -Courtney Schafer, author of The Whitefire Crossing
"With each successive book, Villoso's skills grow stronger. Her characters are flawed, which means that sometimes I wanted to smack them upside the head. But it made them real, and it made me care..." -Quenby Olson, author of The Half Killed
"...uses characters like a garrote to strangle your heart." -Julie Midnight, author of Wolf's Wife
"...motivations and behaviour are consistent, each character a distinct and complex voice. Eagle-eyed readers will love the clever use of foreshadowing..." -The Tome and Tankard Inn
"Villoso's strength is character development and world development." -The Weatherwax Report
"A complex, intricately woven narrative--and the establishing of a rich, fascinating world." -Raffael Coronelli, author of Daikaiju Yuki
"...demands a fair bit of your attention...but once you put in the initial effort...is a rewarding experience." -The Coffee Archives Speculative Fiction Reviews
"Do yourself a favour and pick up Jaeth's Eye... The characters are fantastic, the world complex and sprawling... This is very much a thinking book..." -Queenie Reads Too Much
"I'm a little surprised that this series is not at least a little more well known. There is a lot to enjoy... There was betrayal, there was desperation... really well done." -Book Geeks Uncompromised
Book Geeks' Uncompromised Top Books of 2017
The Weatherwax Report Top 10 Indie
Tome and Tankard's Best of 2017
Nominated for Best Self-Published/Independent Novel of 2017 for r/fantasy's Stabby Awards
Nominated for Best Novel of 2017 for r/fantasy's Stabby Awards
After his friend is killed during a botched mission, the mercenary Kefier is chased down by former associates for the crime. Already once branded a murderer, fate seems to continue to frown on him when he comes face-to-face with his friend's sister: Sume, a young woman reeling from her own string of bad luck. As one flees from the past and the other runs to it, they find themselves embroiled in a plot to restore a magical beast to life using children as sustenance.
In the meantime, the young, arrogant merchant Ylir takes a special interest in Kefier while he battles with a powerful mage, one whose name has been long forgotten in legend. At the crux of their conflict is that same, terrible creature with one eye, cast from the womb of a witch, with powers so immense whoever possesses it holds the key to bring the continent to its knees.
A character-driven slice-of-life epic fantasy following the footsteps of Robin Hobb. Come and discover K.S. Villoso's debut fantasy series, which has been called "ambitious," "remarkably solid," and "expertly set up."