Empire of the Feast
In Empire of the Feast, we awaken with Riverson, 32nd ruler of the Stag Empire, as he attempts to govern without the memories of his previous lives. To survive the ever-sharpening gears of war, he will need to mend the political schisms threatening to tear his empire apart while maintaining the erotic rituals holding off the eldritch horror known only as the Rapacious.
“I’m in love with this daring space opera aswirl with sensuality, galactic politics, and cosmic hunger. Barrett is endlessly inventive, crafting a novella of anime-slick vision and dexterous storytelling. A lyrical, sorcerous kind of sci-fi.”
—Hailey Piper, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth
“Empire of the Feast is a sensual journey into the heart of desire, the depths of hunger. Its talented, desperate, messy characters struggle against a slumbering elder god, against one another, and against their own conflicting impulses. Erotic, horrifying, and thrilling, Bendi Barrett knows the power and danger of craving, and offers an abundance of both. All you have to do is join the feast.”
—Izzy Wasserstein, author of All the Hometowns You Can’t Stay Away From
“This stunning novella caught me in the horny, monstrous machinery of Empire. I never wanted it to end; the prose is as mesmerizing as the characters.”
—Eboni Dunbar, author of Stone and Steel
“Grand in scope and brimming with political intrigue, Empire of the Feast is a space opera in the truest sense of the term. With lush and sensuous prose, Barrett has created a fully realized world that lingers in the imagination long after you’ve turned the last page.”
—Victor Manibo, author of The Sleepless
“An utterly intoxicating blend of sex magic, space politics, and the ravenous void, Empire of the Feast is a rare, delicious treat.”
—Leigh Harlen, author of Queens of Noise
“This novella fucks first and foremost. It fucks with your conception of what a book with ‘Empire’ in the title is going to be about and it definitely fucks with feverish sweat and twisted limb, shuddering sighs and feral climaxes. Barrett hooks the reader immediately with both trenchant narrative and intriguing worldbuilding that are so defiantly interwoven that they may as well be wrought of the same cloth...or fuck tarp. You get what I am saying. Buy this book...and maybe a second copy...you know, for reasons.”
—Jordan Shiveley, author of Hot Singles In Your Area
Written by Bendi Barrett
Cover design by dave ring
very NSFW interior cover illustrations by Nero Villagallos O'Reilly.
8” x 5” novella. 98 pages.