Revealing Witch King, Murderbot Author Martha Wells’ New Epic Fantasy

From the author of the Murderbot Diaries comes a remarkable story of power and friendship, of trust and betrayal, and of the families we choose…

We’re thrilled to share the cover of Witch King, a new fantasy from Martha Wells—arriving May 30, 2023 from Tordotcom Publishing.

From the breakout SFF superstar author of the Murderbot Diaries comes a remarkable story of power and friendship, of trust and betrayal, and of the families we choose.

Kai-Enna is the Witch King, though he hasn’t always been, and he hasn’t even always been Kai-Enna!

After being murdered, his consciousness dormant and unaware of the passing of time while confined in an elaborate water trap, Kai wakes to find a lesser mage attempting to harness Kai’s magic to his own advantage. That was never going to go well.

But why was Kai imprisoned in the first place? What has changed in the world since his assassination? And why does the Rising World Coalition appear to be growing in influence?

Kai will need to pull his allies close and draw on all his pain magic if he is to answer even the least of these questions.

He’s not going to like the answers.

Cover art by Cynthia Sheppard; Design by Christine Foltzer

Martha Wells (she/her) has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Her New York Times and USA Today-bestselling Murderbot Diaries series has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards.

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