For fifteen years, the National People’s Voice has ruled in relative peace, quietly snuffing out dissent wherever it’s found. Silently enforcing their views and doctrine upon the people of Sanmarian as citizens disappear overnight and businesses mysteriously close.
Rose Abernethy and Beo Mataya are two strangers drawn together by one thing alone: Red Sunrise. A mysterious book no one else seems to have read. A book only two types of people ever ask about—collectors and the National People’s Voice. A book both Rose and Beo feel was written just for them and that strangely seems to echo what is currently going on in their beloved city.
As the facade of calm seethes into violent protests, Rose and Beo are caught in the middle. Drawn into the center of a forgotten tragedy, they discover the book may not only hold the key to the secret of the city’s past but also the key to its future.
Emmie Mears is the author of over ten adult fantasy novels, including A Hall of Keys and No Doors, the Ayala Storme series, and the Stonebreaker series.
Their bilingual work as M Evan MacGriogair can be found on Tor.com, Steall Magazine, and Uncanny Magazine along with poetry in The Poets’ Republic and elsewhere. Their novelette Seonag and the Sea-wolves was longlisted for a Hugo award in 2020.
An autistic queer author, singer, and artist who sings and writes in Gàidhlig and in English, they sing in two Gaelic choirs both in Scotland and internationally, and they are an award-winning Gaelic solo singer. They live in Partick with two cats and dreams gu leòr.