Champion Of Fate

Behind every great hero is an Aristene.

Aristene are mythical female warriors, part of a legendary order. Though heroes might be immortalized in stories, it’s the Aristene who guide them to victory. They are the Heromakers.

Ever since she was an orphan taken in by the order, Reed has wanted to be an Aristene. Now, as an initiate, just one challenge stands in her way: she must shepherd her first hero to glory on the battlefield. Succeed, and Reed will take her place beside her sisters. Fail, and she’ll be cast from the only home she’s ever known.

Nothing is going to stop Reed–until she meets her hero, Hestion, a fiery and infuriating warrior. What begins as an alliance becomes more, and as secrets of the order come to light Reed begins to understand what becoming an Aristene may truly cost. Battle looming, she must choose: the order and the life she had planned, or Hestion, and the one she never expected.


“…enthralling worldbuilding and a nail-biting character arc…”


“An absolute masterpiece! CHAMPION OF FATE cements Kendare Blake as one of the best fantasy authors writing today. I was enthralled by the worldbuilding and cast of characters. Reed’s struggle with her sense of duty and the yearnings of her heart will have readers racing to the end and screaming for the sequel!”

—Erin A. Craig, NYT Bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows

“The start of the Heromaker series is an enthralling tale of fierce warriors, devastating betrayal, and an aching romance, all set in an epic world you’ll be ready to stay lost in.”

—Suzanne Young, NYT Bestselling author of The Program series

“Immersive from the very first moment — I would follow Kendare Blake into any world she creates.”

—Amie Kaufman, NYT Bestselling author of The Isles of the Gods