The summer went by quickly-- I can hardly believe it's already the middle of August. But that's what happens when you have several deadlines and other projects all coming up in June and July. On some level I feel like I've only now come up for air.
But now it's time to look to the future, and that means starting to talk about the books for next year.
THE ALCHEMY OF CHAOS: A Novel of Maradaine
February 2nd, 2016
Mass Market Paperback
So, if you've checked out any of those links, you'll note they are lacking in real information about the book, beyond the title and release date. So, what is The Alchemy of Chaos?
The Alchemy of Chaos is the sequel to The Thorn of Dentonhill, so we return to the University of Maradaine and the streets of Aventil.
Veranix Calbert is The Thorn—the street vigilante-turned-legend—and a pest to Willem Fenmere, the drug kingpin of Dentonhill. Veranix is determined to stop Fenmere and the effitte drug trade, especially when he discovers that Fenmere is planning on using the Red Rabbits gang in his neighborhood.But Veranix is also a magic student at the University of Maradaine, and it’s exam week. With his academic career riding on his performance, there’s no time to go after Fenmere or the Red Rabbits. But when a series of pranks on campus grow deadly, it’s clear that someone has a vendetta against the university, and Veranix may be the only one who can stop them…
So, yes, Veranix is back, as are the Rose Street Princes and the other Aventil gangs. I can promise you'll see a lot more of the gangs, some very special assassins, plenty of magic-- both practical and academic, and action where buckles are swashed and the derring is done.
I can't share a cover with you all yet, but I've seen the preliminary version, and I think it's very pretty, much in the same vein as the Thorn cover.
So what are you waiting for? Go pre-order that. Head over to Goodreads and mark it as to-read. You'll be glad you did.