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An enemy who’ll destroy every hope she’s ever had…

Expelled from the Imperial Assassins for a murder she didn’t commit, Dhani Karim is granted one shot at redemption: spend two years as a lowly covert operative in the Empire’s Secret Service whilst she tries to clear her name.

Partnered with Parvan Gorshayik, a former spy with a mysterious and brutal past, Dhani is sent to a far-flung mountain town on a routine intelligence gathering mission. But when Parvan’s obsession for revenge leads to an artifact with the power to unleash an ancient evil, Dhani faces a devastating choice.

Captured and savagely tortured, she’ll need to sacrifice her one chance to rejoin the Assassins just to stay alive. And though brutally injured, the take-no-prisoners assassin uses her old skills to escape… only to run headlong into an uneasy alliance with the enemy of her enemy - the Yargans.

Filled with intricate world-building, snarky banter and epic battles, this second book in the Imperial series is perfect for fans of fast-paced, epic fantasy adventure.

About The Author

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Katt Powers was born in Sydney, Australia.

After a time living in the NSW Southern Highlands, she worked as an anthropologist in the Northern Territory at both the NT Aboriginal Sacred Sites Authority and the NT Parks & Wildlife Service. She also worked for several years in Aboriginal language interpreting & training at the NT Aboriginal Interpreter Serivce.

Over a decade ago, she retrained as an archaeologist specialising in human remains and Aboriginal archaeology. She has worked with Aboriginal Traditional Owners, the NT Police and NSW Police and numerous government departments, protecting Aboriginal ancestral remains and cultural heritage sites. 

She is now the Principal Archaeologist/Anthropologist for a well known Australian heritage consultancy firm. She is of NSW Aboriginal descent and is deeply grateful to have spent over 20 years protecting Aboriginal heritage.

She is currently writing two series:

The Imperial Assassin series follows the adventures of Dhani Karim, wrongly expelled from the Imperial Assassins for a murder she didn’t commit. Demoted to a rankless covert operative, she fights to prove her innocence and regain her place in the Assassins.

The Children of Dust and Flame series involves Nimala Sirasena, a young woman forced to become the Empire’s secret weapon to save her adopted family. Nimala must overcome hate, prejudice and her own mysterious background if she’s to succeed and save the people she loves.

Katt currently lives on 24 acres in the Murray-Mallee region of South Australia with her husband, two very naughty dogs and lots of prickles.She does not like Vegemite and has never seen the movie Titanic.

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