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The Storm's Betrayal

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About The Book

The intense, dramatic sequel to 2020’s break-out Russian-inspired epic Weave the Lightning.

Lies. Treason. Magic.

The great Stormhawk—Bourshkanya’s paranoid, fascist leader—is seemingly unkillable. But for the rebellion to succeed, he must die.

Celka Prochazka uses magic in ways no one believed possible. She could be the perfect resistance assassin—if she can avoid being discovered as a traitor.

Gerrit Kladivo, the Stormhawk’s son, is determined to end his father’s tyrannical rule. But to get Celka close enough to his father he must first prove unflinching loyalty to the regime.

Filip Cizek swore his life to protect Gerrit and the regime. But with Gerrit’s actions twisting him into a stranger, Filip must decide how deep his loyalty runs.

Together, they will attempt the impossible—but the cost may be everything they hold dear.

About The Author

Corry L. Lee is an author, Ph.D. physicist, data geek, and parent. During Ph.D. research at Harvard, Corry created subatomic particles that haven’t existed in nature since fractions of a second after the Big Bang. Later, in the tech industry, they connected science to technology, improving the customer experience through online experimentation. Corry has won the Writers of the Future award and numerous teaching awards. They love cross-country skiing, hiking, and reading a good book in the sun—that is, if they can find the sun. A transplant to Seattle, Washington, USA they are learning to embrace rainy days. Corry identifies as nonbinary, white, and pan/bisexual. Learn more at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Solaris (April 27, 2021)
  • Length: 528 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781088760

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“A sweeping epic of romance, revolution, elegant strangeness, and elemental magic.”

– Jason Heller

“Tense, timely, and crackling with urgent energy. I guarantee that by the end of the book, you will be looking for your own resistance to join... or to start.” -- Premee Mohamed

– Premee Mohamed

“Lee's debut is a dazzling and timely high-wire act.” -- Ian Tregillis

– Ian Tregillis

"Focused and honed as a lightning strike, beautifully balanced and directed; a cutting story of revolution, rebellion, romance, and the sort of strange sorcery that we don't see very often" -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of October Daye

– Seanan McGuire

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