Gender-bent ROBIN HOOD meets EVERLESS
Women aren’t allowed to fight or hold power. Rheya’s broken the first rule and longs to break the second by working with her father, the General, to improve Angoria. Until the day she commits her own crime—stealing from a fellow noble—to save her best friend’s life. Now she’s become the ‘Hooded Robber’ and her father’s number one enemy.
While Rheya should bury her secret to protect her life and her father’s love, she now has a new way to help those suffering under the King’s taxes and executions. The more she steals, the more is revealed about Angoria’s seclusion, her family, and the true notion behind the spirit tattoos etched into her wrists.
Sometimes, change has to be fought for.
And money isn’t the only thing to steal back.
Rheya didn’t often break the rules, but when she did, she shattered them and swept away the pieces. Sneaking into the village alone was not a rule she enjoyed breaking, but Muri hadn’t shown up at their meeting place yesterday. And by the spirits, Rheya would find out why.
The streets were quiet with most people still in bed dreading the dawn. She followed the crooked line of torches set into the wooden sides of the marketplace shops.
One of her father’s soldiers appeared on the street and peered into the nearest home. If he caught her, he’d find her knife and bowstring. Items no woman should have.
The food sack brushed against her hip as she hurried down a side street. She tugged on her long sleeves as she walked, conscious of the spirit tattoos like four manacles around her wrist. One sharp glance at them would reveal her family mark.