V.M. Escalada is a pen name for Violette Malan. Under V.M. Escalada, she is the author of the Faraman Prophecy series. As Violette Malan, her fantasy fiction has been published in the anthologies of ZNB Press and the magazine “Tales from the Magician’s Skull.” Her fantasy novels have been published by DAW Books Inc.
Find Violette on her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter @VioletteMalan.
- The Faraman ProphecyHalls of Law (#1)V.M. Escalada
- The Faraman ProphecyGift of Griffins (#2)V.M. Escalada
The Faraman Prophecy
Halls of Law (#1)
“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.”
“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.”
“The world-building is excellent […] I really enjoyed this and eagerly await the sequel.”
"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
Gift of Griffins (#2)
“In GIFT OF GRIFFINS, V. M. Escalada continues to show her talent [...] weaving together well crafted characters and a beautifully textured, intricate, magically real world. You feel the wind in your face and the ground beneath your feet.”
“Escalada (again) puts the ever-controversial theme of women in power and a woman being a power front and center as she weaves together a tale of political drama, changing social hierarchies, and Ker’s personal struggle to reconcile her desires with the direction of the empire in a fast-paced read that takes some serious digs at the patriarchy. GIFT OF GRIFFINS is a second installment that wastes little time setting its characters into the thick of things.”
“There’s plenty more to love here in the plotting and pacing [...] GIFT OF GRIFFINS deepens and expands the Faraman Prophecy universe.”
“[The Faraman Prophecy] tells a fun, and engaging story. I’d be happy to read more about these characters and the world they inhabit because it seems like Escalada has only scratched the surface of the world and these characters.”