Set in the same world as Anne Simon's acclaimed 2018 debut graphic novel, The Song of Aglaia, Empress Cixtisis tells the story of another female ruler, inspired by the true story of the Empress Dowager Cixi, who ruled China for a half century. Cixtisis, the empress of Tchitchinie, kidnaps all the men from Agalaia's kingdom to castrate them and make them her slaves. Anger grows amongst the female residents of Suffragette City - they want their husbands back. Will Aglaia be able to avert war and bring peace once again to the region? Anne Simon showcases a deft touch in this allegorical fantasy graphic novel brimming with subversive twists and comical turns.