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A Tea House in Sobriquet. Part I of The Once-Wicked Ones.


"In Sobriquet, names meant things. The name was a destiny and a trade fulfilled without question..."

Sobriquet is one city in a greater kingdom ruled by Tsarina Pyre, a demon queen whose existence is dependent on resurrection. Every cycle of her leadership begins with an assassination; her handmaiden, Sybil Fowler, dispatches the leader of the angels, a violent act that keeps another world-ending war at arm's length. With each cycle, the Tsarina arrives in a new era, a new place, to maintain her rule over humans and to preserve the demons' hard-won chance to live among mortals outside of their hellfire home.   

The Tsarina is beholden to this cycle, as are all of the inhabitants of Sobriquet, who must also fulfill the destinies assigned to them through their names or suffer for it. This is where the tale begins: in an unassuming tea house, where one person's decision defies their very nature—and suffering is sure to follow. 

A Tea House in Sobriquet is part 1 of The Once-Wicked Ones, a dark fantasy serial novella in which people whose lives have been predetermined by the circumstances of their birth go to war with fate itself. Will the inhabitants of Sobriquet unravel the tapestries depicting their destinies, or follow the threads sewn by an unseen hand? 

This series is written and produced by Ashley Warren. Download the story as a PDF or as a beautiful, immersive audiobook recorded by Angela McCain from Nerdsmith.org.  


Enjoying the story? Follow Ashley on Twitter for updates (twitter.com/ashleynhwarren) or visit her website, www.ashleywarrenwrites.com. Part II, "The Rise and Fall of Lock Samovar," coming soon!


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October 01, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on October 01, 2019.
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Ashley Warren Writes