A standalone tale. You can place it in the same series but someone should also be able to read this book without being aware of the existence of the others.
For over a hundred years, the rest of the world wrote off her homeland and ignored the struggles of the peoples there, occasionally speaking of them like they were doomed to strife and not even worth considering. Born into this chaos was Alathea, who from a young age would be challenged with piecing together a broken empire; the same Sisyphean task that every would-be emperor has failed at for the longest time. But what if she succeeds where others have failed? And what will it mean for the rest of the world when she’s prepared to take by force more than just their undivided attention?