The Queen of Days: A Novel (Hardcover)
From Greta Kelly, the author of the Warrior Witch duology, comes The Queen of Days, an epic adventure that weaves together a flawed-but-lovable family of thieves, a battle between fallen gods, and stakes high enough to cause vertigo—perfect for fans of The Lies of Locke Lamora and Six of Crows.
For Balthazar and his family of thieves, stealing a statue during the annual celebration of the god Karanis was just a good bit of fun…or a way to stick it to the governor who murdered his parents. And yeah, the small fortune in reward doesn’t hurt—even if his boss also hired the mysterious Queen of Days to join the crew as “the weapon of last resort...”
Whatever that means.
But Bal doesn’t know the ceremony isn’t simply empty words and dusty tradition; it’s true magic. The kind of magic that rips open a portal for the god himself. Only the idol that Karanis planned on using for a body now lies broken at the Queen of Days’ feet. And half of it is missing.
With the aid of a lovable brawler, a society lady turned bomb maker, a disgraced soldier, and a time-eating demon, Bal must hunt down the missing half of the statue if he has any hope of earning his money, keeping his crew alive…and perhaps even saving all of humanity. But as his journey sends him racing through the city—and across realities—he discovers that doing all this might just doom the city.
The city be damned. It’s time to kill a god.
Greta K. Kelly is (probably) not a witch, death or otherwise, but she can still be summoned with offerings of too-beautiful-to-use journals and Butterfingers candy. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband EJ, daughters Lorelei and Nadia who are doing their level-best to take over the world.
“The Queen of Days is a fun and fast-paced novel that fans of high-stakes fantasy heists are sure to enjoy."
— Genevieve Gornichec, national bestselling author of The Witch's Heart
"The Queen of Days is a thrilling race from one desperate heist to the next with Bal and a team of lovable outcasts. Kelly plays with fantasy both criminal and cosmic but never loses sight of the bonds among the team.” — Patrick Weekes, author of the Rogues of the Republic trilogy
"Incredible worldbuilding takes Bal across realities, fast-paced action makes the story move quickly...Kelly writes a fantasy heist novel filled with interesting characters, a vivid world, and protagonists trying to find their way through." — Library Journal
“In Kelly’s hands, this band of rogues becomes a lovable found family. Fans of The Lies of Locke Lamora will find much to enjoy.” — Publishers Weekly
“Kelly is an efficient storyteller, instantly establishing the relationships among her close-knit characters, and crafting thrilling action scenes.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Kelly is an efficient storyteller, instantly establishing the relationships among her close-knit characters, and crafting thrilling action scenes.” — Booklist
"The Queen of Days is a fantastic piece of escapist fantasy for readers looking to leave planet Earth for a few hundred pages." — BookPage
“Complex worldbuilding and fascinating characters propel the intricate plot to a deeply satisfying climax. Sword-and-sorcery fans won’t be able to put down this gripping tale of female solidarity and triumph.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Seventh Queen
“Kelly’s plotlines fit together like an intricate puzzle, and the hints of romance and in-your-face betrayals keep the pages turning... A satisfying conclusion that showcases intriguing characters, epic worldbuilding, and all the political and personal scheming a reader could want.” — Library Journal on The Seventh Queen