The Queen of Days: A Novel (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“The Queen of Days is a fun and fast-paced novel that fans of high-stakes fantasy heists are sure to enjoy."
Genevieve Gornichec, national bestselling author of The Witch's Heart

"The Queen of Days is a thrilling race from one desperate heist to the next with Bal and a team of lovable outcasts. Kelly plays with fantasy both criminal and cosmic but never loses sight of the bonds among the team.” — Patrick Weekes, author of the Rogues of the Republic trilogy

"Incredible worldbuilding takes Bal across realities, fast-paced action makes the story move quickly...Kelly writes a fantasy heist novel filled with interesting characters, a vivid world, and protagonists trying to find their way through." — Library Journal

“Complex worldbuilding and fascinating characters propel the intricate plot to a deeply satisfying climax. Sword-and-sorcery fans won’t be able to put down this gripping tale of female solidarity and triumph.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Seventh Queen

“Kelly’s plotlines fit together like an intricate puzzle, and the hints of romance and in-your-face betrayals keep the pages turning... A satisfying conclusion that showcases intriguing characters, epic worldbuilding, and all the political and personal scheming a reader could want.” — Library Journal on The Seventh Queen

“The satisfying conclusion to the story launched in The Frozen Crown features incisive prose, along with a plot that continues to defy fantasy tropes.” — BookPage on The Seventh Queen

“Filled with magic, war, and intrigue, this thrilling high fantasy questions how much a ruler should be willing to sacrifice for the sake of duty. Vivid worldbuilding, high stakes, and just a hint of romance propel the twisty plot to a cliffhanger finale. Readers will be on the edges of their seats as they await the next installment.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Frozen Crown

“Kelly’s debut is a vivid epic fantasy of high political and personal stakes. Fans of Jennifer Estep’s Crown of Shards series will find much to love in the first of a duology.”  — Library Journal (starred review) (Debut of the Month, Jan 2021) on The Frozen Crown

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063240964
ISBN-10: 0063240963
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: October 24th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English