The cavern city of Pelismara has stood for a thousand years. The Great Families of the nobility cling to the myths of their golden age while the city’s technology wanes. When a fever strikes, and the Eminence dies, seventeen-year-old Tagaret is pushed to represent his Family in the competition for Heir to the Throne. To […]
Mazes of Power is OUT TODAY!
At long last, you can actually find my book in real stores! I’m so excited for you to read it. I have a pair of essays up today, about the book. The first appears at John Scalzi’s The Big Idea and talks about the central metaphor behind the title of Mazes of Power. You can […]
Art by Freyjinn!
I commissioned the amazing Freyjinn to do a portrait of Imbati Aloran and Lady Tamelera from Mazes of Power. She’s an incredibly talented animator with a YouTube full of fun animation as well as speed-painting videos. Here’s the art: She did an incredible job! Not only is this super gorgeous, but she worked really well […]
I’m interviewed at Clarkesworld!
The amazing Arley Sorg reached out to me and asked if I’d like to do an interview for Clarkesworld… and there’s only one possible answer to that! The interview is now out. You can learn about how I went from being a reader to being a writer, find out more about my writing process and […]
Introduction to Varin castes, Part 2 – the Grobal
Welcome to the world of Varin, where the caverns are safe, the surface is wilderness, and how you see reality has everything to do with who you are. To review: Varin has seven caste levels – which might seem like a lot, but is a lot easier to grasp than it might otherwise seem, because […]
A great review!
I’m very excited! My first industry review for Mazes of Power was a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. “Wade’s excellent high fantasy debut, the first in the Broken Trust series, invites readers into an intricately constructed and morally ambiguous world full of complex political maneuvering and familial pressure. For centuries, the cavernous city of Pelismara […]