From the pages of The Murder of Crows trilogy comes the first stand-alone novel for one of that series’ breakout characters!
The Queen of Smiles has long been a mystery, even to herself. A storm of steel wrapped in a human shell, she’s spent decades crossing the continent in search of answers about her origin and the rules she has been forced to live by. Three years ago, under a bright New Mexico sun, she finally got those answers… and they were as unsatisfactory as they come.
And so, she withdrew from the world, doing only small jobs for the people of the nearby town of Eclipse. But life carries on and the post-Break world won’t stop spinning. When she returns from a trip to find Eclipse burned to the ground and its people slaughtered, the Queen of Smiles begins a mission of revenge that will take her through the Badlands, into the path of the horrors of Texas, and ultimately, to the seat of power of the teenage warlord who calls herself the Crimson Queen.
Because sometimes, the biggest question isn’t why; it’s what’s next.
The Queen of Smiles is a full-length novel spinning off from the award-winning post-apocalyptic series, The Murder of Crows. It takes place after the events of that trilogy’s final volume, One Tin Soldier.
What People are Saying…
“Perfect. A wonderful mix of the superhero genre and a good old-fashioned Western.”
“Works brilliantly as a stand alone novel, while I recommend the series highly you don’t need to read it to enjoy this. Just awesome.”
“What impressed me most was Queen’s growth. Her life has changed and she learns about herself and is humanized as this book progresses. Amazingly, the author blends her growth with a cold blooded ruthlessness I absolutely love.”
Take another trip into the Badlands for a journey of revenge and redemption!