House of Bastiion is the first installment in the series, The Haidren Legacy, an intricate epic fantasy adventure loaded with political intrigue, sharp objects, and complicated characters, packing an epic punch for NA and upper YA readers. Fans of Brandon Sanderson, Morgan Rhodes, and Robin Hobb won’t be able to resist!
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House of Bastiion (THL, Book 1)
Behind the mask of duty and power, no one is who they seem…
Centuries after the Forgotten Wars ravaged the world and turned it to ash, the Houses of Pilar, Darakai, Boreal, and Bastiion forged an accord with the royal line of Thoarne, founding a Quadren of advisory to the throne of Orynthia. Every generation, a single Haidren from each of the four Houses is appointed to this coveted chair.
Upon her Ascension to adulthood, Luscia Tiergan takes her seat at court as al’Haidren to the House of Boreal and is quickly drawn into a maze of political traps and dark secrets. As she adjusts to her new life, Luscia uncovers a pattern of forgotten children, slain in the streets of Bastiion.
Raised on superstitious rumors about Boreal’s penchant for sorcery, Zaethan Kasim, al’Haidren to the House of Darakai, inevitably clashes with Luscia when she arrives in Bastiion. But when his position is threatened by an old rival, Zaethan is forced to set aside his hatred and form an uneasy alliance with the Boreali al’Haidren to secure his claim.
Following a disturbing stream of innocent bloodshed across Orynthia, Luscia and Zaethan discover their ideals are far more aligned than they might have imagined. But in a land of war and deceit, the path to peace should never be trusted.
What People Are Saying…
“A creative fantasy with a strange, supremely detailed world and an extraordinary cast.”
“An absolutely ethereal journey into an utterly unique and cleverly crafted world that fans of epic fantasy will have enough to sink their teeth into for years to come. Lyrical prose and startlingly vivid characters bring Orynthia to stunning life. An incredible debut from KL Kolarich.”
– Sarah M. Cradit, USA Today Bestselling Author
“K.L. Kolarich weaves together stunning prose and rich world building. Tailored perfectly for epic fantasy readers, House of Bastiion is an enchanting debut.” -Nina Walker, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Color Alchemist Series
“An immersive clash of vivid cultures in a bold new world. Kolarich’s House of Bastiion is the perfect medley of intrigue, danger, court politics, and magic.”
– Casey L. Bond, award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed
“House of Bastiion is a brilliant debut fantasy novel with fascinating world building and exciting characters with plenty of snark. Personally I was riveted by the threads of suspense that weave through the novel making it hard to put down. With plenty of intrigue, court politics and conflict, you’ll find yourself falling in love with this story.”
-Angela J. Ford, international bestselling author
“[House of Bastiion] offers virtually anything a dark fantasy lover could ask for, making it a must-read for both YA and adult readers. Absolutely thrilling!”
– The Prairies Book Review
“I cannot wrap my mind around how incredibly intricate, detailed, and interwoven this novel is! …House of Bastiion is filled with rich and complex world building, morally grey characters, and a fast paced and exciting plot. I’m already excited for book two and cannot wait for more from Luscia and Zaethan.”
– The Bibliovert Podcast
“…the reader connects with [the characters] on many levels, even if it is an acknowledgement of knowing someone like them in our own lives. They aren’t perfect or completely good or bad. They are a mix of both and everything in between.”
– Reedsy Discovery