An eccentric swordsmith. A brutal duel. Is honor worth dying for?


Read the first book in a new spellbinding high fantasy series about a young genderqueer artificer whose contraptions change the world. If you like inventive magic systems, queer relationships, and intricate worlds with unforgettable characters, you'll love this tale of swords, magic, and mischief.

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Z.A. Tanis is a writer, linguist, programmer, artist and public speaker who’s lived on a tropical island and in the frozen tundra of the upper midwest. 


After many years not fitting into the simple categories of “male” and “female,” Z. has rejected them and happily inhabits the space between.

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