In Book One of Erich Wildgrube’s The Empress' Quest Series, the land of Velicorte has known peace for more than a hundred years, but with the death of the Emperor that has been thrown into chaos. This story follows the young Empress to be Leeta Shepard, as she and her faithful steed Sampson, attempt to unite the land against the foreign invaders. Along the way she is joined by General SIlas Goldfeather, The Emperor's oldest confidant, and Jeremiah S. Wolfwood, a roguish barkeep. Leeta's only hope, however, lies in the fabled "Archer of Queen City" a hero of legend, prophesied to save her people from their most dreadful foe. Alongside this tale lies that of Henry Ian Daniels a young man from Queen City, Alabama. Along with his best friend Anton, Henry works at the local movie theatre and is training hard for the local archery tournament.
This book is fun. Plain and simple. I read it as quickly as I could and cannot wait for the next volume.
--Jeffrey Allen Scissom II
A fantasy novel is only as good as the variety of characters and locations we visit through the author's words. The Empress and the Archer brings both together in the most engaging way.
Fans of the genre will find The Empress and The Archer familiar enough to get into, and will be rewarded with some unexpected depth.