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Rory Thorne is a princess with thirteen fairy blessings, the most important of which is to see through flattery and platitudes. As the eldest daughter, she always imagined she’d inherit her father’s throne and govern the interplanetary Thorne Consortium. 

Then her father is assassinated, her mother gives birth to a son, and Rory is betrothed to the prince of a distant world.

When Rory arrives in her new home, she uncovers a treacherous plot to unseat her newly betrothed and usurp his throne. An unscrupulous minister has conspired to name himself Regent to the minor (and somewhat foolish) prince. With only her wits and a small team of allies, Rory must outmaneuver the Regent and rescue the prince.

How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is a feminist reimagining of familiar fairytale tropes and a story of resistance and self-determination—how small acts of rebellion can lead a princess to not just save herself, but change the course of history.


“[HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE] delights from cover to cover. The political intrigue never fails to surprise, each character is layered and compelling, and there’s a perfect balance between science-fiction action and fairy-tale fantasy.”

Kirkus, Starred Review

“A delightful start to what promises to be a smart, unique series.”

Booklist, Starred Review

“Exquisitely written with complex characters, sardonic wit, and immersive worldbuilding. Highly recommended for all readers.”

Library Journal, Starred Review

“HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE leans heavily and often on its boundary position between science fiction, fantasy, and folklore, continually defying expectations.”

“HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE not-so-stealthily overturns the patriarchal under­current of most fairy tales, which is a delight to read.”


“Anyone who has ever dreamed of being a princess (fairy tale, space, or otherwise) will be delighted by this clever reimagining of all-too-familiar tropes.”

Seattle Book Review

“The world and cast are fun, cool, and do a great job […] HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE should resonate with every reader.”

The Quill to Live

“Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and picture outer space plus fairy tales plus political intrigue plus magic. Whatever you’re thinking of, HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE is all those things, but better.”

Hey Alma

“HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE […] joyfully and brazenly embraces sci-fi and fantasy, magic and space, the topes of space opera and those of the classical fairy tale.”

Barnes & Noble’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

“A genre-blending recipe for perfection.”

Paste Magazine

"[This] book just flat-out charms you [...] Eason's heroine is a whirlwind, a one-woman battering ram whose tenacity is exciting and funny [...] I anticipate many more pages of Rory confounding expectations."


"This novel blends feminism with classic tropes, and the result is unique and engrossing."


“Everything is exquisite from the world-building to the snark.”

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

“HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE is a breezy and pleasant tale with a cast of likeable characters.”

Fantasy Literature

“Joyfully, delightfully amazing.”

The Roarbots

“A fantastic space opera–witty, bombastic, and loads of fun!”

Fresh Fiction

“A perfect mash-up of fantasy and science fiction, this book is an ambitious tale full of sparkling characters, political maneuvering, a cool magic system and much more.”

Books, Bones, and Buffy

“How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse is an absolutely delightful read from beginning to end […] I highly recommend it to readers who like fantasy and science fiction mixed with some sly humor.”

By Hook or By Book

“This book is a breath of feminist fueled fresh air! I didn’t realize how much I needed a story about a princess saving herself and saving the prince until now. I’ll never look at another fairy tale the same again!”


“Fun and feminist, unique and stylish, with a heroine who’ll steal your heart. If fairy tales and space opera had a clever baby with a big vocabulary and a rebellious streak, this would be it.”

Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times-bestselling author of Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire

“This is big, imaginative space opera at its best. Filled with complex characters and twisty politics, Rory Thorne is an awesome ride.”

Michael Mammay, author of Planetside

“Rory Thorne raises the bar for self-rescuing princesses everywhere. This clever fusion of unforgiving fairy tale and fanciful space opera destroyed me emotionally in all the best ways.”

Curtis C. Chen, author of Waypoint Kangaroo