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Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she’d inherit her father’s throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium. 

Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world.

When Rory arrives in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. An unscrupulous minister has conspired to name himself Regent to the minor (and somewhat foolish) prince. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmaneuver the Regent and rescue the prince.

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination—how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.

Reviews

“[HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE] delights from cover to cover. The political intrigue never fails to surprise, each character is layered and compelling, and there’s a perfect balance between science-fiction action and fairy-tale fantasy.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

“A delightful start to what promises to be a smart, unique series.”

Booklist, Starred Review

“Exquisitely written with complex characters, sardonic wit, and immersive worldbuilding. Highly recommended for all readers.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE not-so-stealthily overturns the patriarchal under­current of most fairy tales, which is a delight to read.”

Locus

"[This] book just flat-out charms you [...] Eason's heroine is a whirlwind, a one-woman battering ram whose tenacity is exciting and funny [...] I anticipate many more pages of Rory confounding expectations."

BookPage

“Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and picture outer space plus fairy tales plus political intrigue plus magic. Whatever you’re thinking of, HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE is all those things, but better.”

Hey Alma

"This novel blends feminism with classic tropes, and the result is unique and engrossing."

Bookish

“Fun and feminist, unique and stylish, with a heroine who’ll steal your heart. If fairy tales and space opera had a clever baby with a big vocabulary and a rebellious streak, this would be it.”

Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times-bestselling author of Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire

“This is big, imaginative space opera at its best. Filled with complex characters and twisty politics, Rory Thorne is an awesome ride.”

Michael Mammay, author of Planetside

“Rory Thorne raises the bar for self-rescuing princesses everywhere. This clever fusion of unforgiving fairy tale and fanciful space opera destroyed me emotionally in all the best ways.”

Curtis C. Chen, author of Waypoint Kangaroo

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