Halls of Law (#1)

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Now in paperback, the first book in the Faraman Prophecy epic fantasy series introduces a world of military might and magical Talents on the brink of destruction–and two unlikely heroes may be its only saviors.

Seventeen-year-old Kerida Nast has always wanted a career in the military, just like the rest of her family. So when her Talent is discovered, and she knows she’ll have to spend the rest of her life as a psychic for the Halls of Law, Ker isn’t happy about it. Anyone entering the Halls must give up all personal connection with the outside world, losing their family and friends permanently. 

But just as Kerida is beginning to reconcile herself to her new role, the Faraman Polity is invaded by strangers from Halia, who begin a systematic campaign of destruction against the Halls, killing every last Talent they can find.

Kerida manages to escape, falling in with Tel Cursar, a young soldier fleeing the battle, which saw the deaths of the royal family. Having no obvious heir to the throne, no new ruler to rally behind, the military leaders will be divided, unable to act quickly enough to save the empire. And with the Halls being burned to the ground, and the Talents slaughtered, the Rule of Law will be shattered.


“The first book in Escalada’s Faraman Prophecy series introduces readers to a rich world full of political intrigue, powerful magic and a wealth of secrets just waiting to be discovered. Escalada has created a fascinating world, with vibrant scenery and intriguing social hierarchies.”

RT Book Reviews

“The richness of the world is reason enough to immerse yourself in this book. The typical historically based fantasy empire is given a makeover; this is a culture with abundant opportunities for women to wield power, political and otherwise […] The view into the culture of the empire’s military units, especially as they react to, fight, and sometimes buckle under the control of the invaders, is fascinating.”

Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“Sometimes a book lands in your lap at exactly the right time, and HALLS OF LAW was precisely the kind of book I didn’t realize I needed when I opened the first few pages. I was drawn in by the comforting prose and stayed fully invested because of the characters and world. HALLS OF LAW is a fun, optimistic epic fantasy that proved a welcome change of pace from some of the more grimdark fantasy I’d been reading. Recommended.”


“If you are looking for a new epic fantasy series to sink your reading teeth into, and where you can get in at the very beginning without having to read through a huge pile of doorstop-sized books, HALLS OF LAW is definitely a winner […] Throwing more than a bit of The Handmaid’s Tale into a completely epic fantasy setting gives the story many of its chills, and makes the evil that our good Kerida fights particularly malevolent.”

Reading Reality

“The world-building is excellent […] I really enjoyed this and eagerly await the sequel.”

Sci-Fi Fan Letter

"HALLS OF LAW begins a fresh, engaging new fantasy series set in a world of marvellous texture and magic. Love this one and can't wait for more!"

Julie E. Czerneda, author of A TURN OF LIGHT

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