The world has been made new. Death has abandoned the lands, but in the walls of the Citadel, the five Queens and their guards live their long lives in worship of it. As their hold extends beyond the city, birthmates Illias and Olena Rivers lead their people in opposition of these old ways.
Above the planet, locked in a centuries-old space station, those who have long refrained from the fight look to the earth to finally join. Light Bringers, they are called, and they plan to enlighten those below. With all these forces coming together, the world is threatened by change again, and a new revolution thrums forward, one beat at a time.
If you’re looking for a summary of who Rey Balor is as a writer, here it is: the feeling one gets while walking near to the woods at dusk. She is simply an author in the Pacific Northwest who had too many stories in her head growing up and finally decided to write them down. Working in a museum by day and writing stories in every other moment, she has won the first Peter Sears Poetry Prize, published short stories, and read her work at conferences.