The Phoenix Empress (Ascendant #2) by K Arsenault Rivera
K Arsenault Rivera's second novel, The Phoenix Empress, is the continuation of a new epic fantasy trilogy
"Rich, expansive, and grounded in human truth...simply exquisite.” —V. E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of the Shades of Magic series
Once they were the heirs to a prophecy that predicted two women would save an empire.
Now Shefali is dying—and her wife is unaware of the coming tragedy. Shizuka is too busy trying to reunite a fractured empire and right the wrongs of her ancestors.
As the Imperial Army gathers against a demonic invasion, Shizuka must do all she can with an empire on the brink of civil war.