The Games of Cordella

A dystopian contemporary fantasy mystery where a feared magical assassin meets a socially outcasted mortal noble boy. To win the Survival Game, participants must survive for two years in an area known as the Dark Zone, where the forever elusive monsters come out after dark. Levi once thought that the scariest thing were the monsters, but it turned out that human nature was worse. He is drawn to the mysterious participants called Graphique, around whom he feels the most free. A light of hope in the two years of hell, not made hell by the fact that he’s in the games, but by those around him. An urge for freedom of expression will have its consequences. How will he choose? How will everyone else choose? Teenagers will be teenagers. But what will be the consequences of their actions?

Meet NineRings

NineRings is bilingual Australian Chinese non-binary author who sees the world through very different lens as a result of their upbringing. Aside from writing, they are a cellist, flutist and artist, stubbornly choosing to create the covers of their novel as ‘it holds a personal connection’. The story of the universe known as the Nine Rings, developed over many years of spacing out in class and at work, extends across all of their novels under the same pen name regardless of the original language of publishing.