NEW HAVEN, CT – June 22, 2022 – In a fantasy genre dominated by the European Middle Ages, G. D. Falksen’s recently completed Maiden of War trilogy (Audible Originals) presents its audience with an unusually diverse world and cast of characters drawn from Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. While the series holds plenty of intrigue, action, and of course dragons to entice fans of The Witcher, Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, and The Lord of the Rings, Maiden of War avoids the trope of Western Europe in favor of several rich and nuanced fantasy civilizations based on Persia, Rome, the Gothic steppe (modern Ukraine), Ethiopia, and Medieval Nubia (modern Sudan).
The series follows Roxshana, the eponymous “maiden of war”, an orphan girl raised by an ancient order of monastic warrior women called Warmaidens. Her homeland, the Republic of Ashar, faces a new threat from the northern steppe lands, where a warlord claiming to be a living god has risen with the intent of bringing all the world under a single banner, Ashar included. But as the story unfolds, Roxshana discovers an even greater danger closer to home, one that seeks the very downfall of the republic. Roxshana must unite with her Warmaiden sisters and any new allies she can find to save her homeland from the dual threats of conspiracy and invasion.
With intrigue, battles, tested loyalties, romance, and betrayal, Maiden of War captures the epic thrills of classical fantasy while exploring a bold and diverse approach to the genre.
The Maiden of War series (Maiden of War, Pale Rider, and Shadow of the Fallen Star) are currently available from Audible Originals.
G. D. Falksen is the critically acclaimed author of The Secret Life of Kitty Granger, Doctor Cthulittle, The Transatlantic Conspiracy, and The Ouroboros Cycle series, and has been a contributor to the award-winning anthologies Mine! and Cthulhu Fhtagn!. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of Writers and Artists Across the Country, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating author visits to underserved schools.