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The Singing Hills Cycle

Set in a world reminiscent of Imperial China, Nghi Vo’s feminist high fantasy Singing Hills Cycle follows the rise of Empress In-yo, her friendship with the handmaiden Rabbit, and her determination to break free from the confines of her arranged political marriage and forge her own destiny.

“A tale of rebellion and fealty that feels both classic and fresh, The Empress of Salt and Fortune is elegantly told, strongly felt, and brimming with rich detail. An epic in miniature, beautifully realised.”—British Fantasy Award-winning author Zen Cho

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  • The Empress of Salt and Fortune
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    • The Empress of Salt and Fortune

    • The Singing Hills Cycle (Volume 1)
      Nghi Vo
      Tor/Forge

    • "Dangerous, subtle, unexpected and familiar, angry and ferocious and hopeful... The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a remarkable accomplishment of storytelling."—NPR

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
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Nghi Vo

Nghi Vo was born in central Illinois, and she retains a healthy respect for and love of corn mazes, scarecrows, and fifty-year floods. These days, she lives on the shores of Lake Michigan, which is less a lake than an inland sea that she is sure is just biding its time. Her short fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons, Uncanny Magazine, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, PodCastle, and Fireside, and her short story “Neither Witch nor Fairy” made the 2014 Otherwise (formerly Tiptree) Award Honor List. Nghi mostly writes about food, death, and family, but sometimes detours into blood, love, and rhetoric. She believes in the ritual of lipstick, the power of stories, and the right to change your mind.

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