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THE QUEEN OF DAYS author Greta Kelly

Greta Kelly, THE QUEEN OF DAYS author » Fictitious Podcast author interview
fictitious podcast Episode

THE QUEEN OF DAYS author Greta Kelly

Greta Kelly returns to Fictitious to discuss her new fantasy novel, THE QUEEN OF DAYS

Greta Kelly is the author of the Warrior Witch duology, including THE FROZEN CROWN and THE SEVENTH QUEEN. Her latest fantasy novel, THE QUEEN OF DAYS, takes readers to a canal-crossed island city where the people pay service to their many gods of myth, even as science advances, with pistols and airships.

Balthazar leads a small family of thieves called the Talion, all orphans from a bloody political upheaval that stripped them of title, dignity, and loved ones. Bal has a score to settle with the Governor who stole everything from him. So when a mysterious benefactor offers him riches to pull off a ludicrously daring heist that includes an opportunity for ultimate revenge, Bal cannot refuse.

The catch? His crew must hire a masked mercenary known as the Queen of Days to be the lynchpin of their operation. But the Queen’s service carries a heavy price, one Bal lays on the shoulders of his contentious family without consulting them.

One last job, that’s what Bal tells himself, their one chance to live free and comfortable, and to overthrow the man who ruined their lives. But as they infiltrate the public christening of a new temple, they discover the Governor’s plans are even more ambitious and insidious than they could have imagined. And that the gods of old are much closer than they think, and hungry to conquer.

The Talion will face an impossible choice—to abandon their city and people to escape oncoming disaster, or throw themselves into the face of annihilation in the war between god and man. With the Queen of Days by their side, they just might have a chance—if they can accept her true nature and connection to the enemy.

THE QUEEN OF DAYS by Greta Kelly book cover

THE QUEEN OF DAYS is breakneck-paced fantasy adventure coming October 24th from Harper Voyager. Order it now at:

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About Greta Kelly

Greta K. Kelly is (probably) not a witch, death or otherwise, but she can still be summoned with offerings of too-beautiful-to-use journals and Butterfingers candy. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband EJ, daughters Lorelei and Nadia who are doing their level-best to take over the world.

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From Greta Kelly, the author of the Warrior Witch duology, comes The Queen of Days, an epic adventure that weaves together a flawed-but-lovable family of thieves, a battle between fallen gods, and stakes high enough to cause vertigo—perfect for fans of The Lies of Locke Lamora and Six of Crows.

For Balthazar and his family of thieves, stealing a statue during the annual celebration of the god Karanis was just a good bit of fun…or a way to stick it to the governor who murdered his parents. And yeah, the small fortune in reward doesn’t hurt—even if his boss also hired the mysterious Queen of Days to join the crew as “the weapon of last resort…”

Whatever that means.

But Bal doesn’t know the ceremony isn’t simply empty words and dusty tradition; it’s true magic. The kind of magic that rips open a portal for the god himself. Only the idol that Karanis planned on using for a body now lies broken at the Queen of Days’ feet. And half of it is missing.

With the aid of a lovable brawler, a society lady turned bomb maker, a disgraced soldier, and a time-eating demon, Bal must hunt down the missing half of the statue if he has any hope of earning his money, keeping his crew alive…and perhaps even saving all of humanity. But as his journey sends him racing through the city—and across realities—he discovers that doing all this might just doom the city.

The city be damned. It’s time to kill a god.

Greta Kelly, author of THE FROZEN CROWN debut fantasy novel from Harper Voyager

Listen to Greta’s Previous Interview

I previously spoke with Greta Kelly back in January 2021, about her debut novel THE FROZEN CROWN. Its the first book in her Warrior Witch Duology.

You can check out that original interview here.

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