Flintlock epic fantasy that’s a bit dark without going all grimdark. A condemned witch and a traumatized soldier are caught between dead gods who want to murder their parents and a living sword with dreams of genocide.
The Death, Undeath, and Capture Chapter! I did not see that coming! And what a unique scene, I've never read anything like it!
A new Queen is ambushed, murdered, oddly raised from the dead, and captured. Now she must escape an arena where she is forced to fight other female slaves, to the death, for bandit pleasure - all the while trying to understand her new undead body.