Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Exiled Queen Coming September 28, 2010


I've been getting a lot of requests for information about the sequel to The Demon King. Since my website is under construction, I thought I would post a sneak preview here on my blogs.

This is the preliminary cover art. It will be used on the galley of The Exiled Queen, but is not the final version.
 Below is a draft of the flap copy for The Exiled Queen. WARNING: If you've not read The Demon King, there be spoilers below! Proceed at your own risk!!

Haunted by the loss of his mother and sister, hunted by the powerful Bayar family, Han Alister makes a devil’s bargain with the clans. If they sponsor his schooling at Mystwerk  Academy at Oden’s Ford, he will become their magical sell-sword against the power-hungry Wizard Council.
Han and his clan friend Fire Dancer undertake the dangerous journey south through war-torn Arden. Once in Oden’s Ford, it doesn’t take long for the smoldering feud between Han and Micah Bayar to kindle into flame. After several attempts on his life, Han knows he has to find a way to defend himself.
In the magical dream world of Aediion, Han meets the mysterious Crow, a wizard with a long-standing grudge against the Bayars. Crow offers to tutor Han in wizardry in exchange for his help. Han agrees, once again forced into a bargain he hopes he won’t regret.
Meanwhile, Han’s friends Fire Dancer and Cat Tyburn struggle with their own demons. Dancer is determined to become a clan flashcrafter, despite his charmcaster status. Cat carries a load of guilt, as the only survivor of the slaughter of the gangs in Ragmarket and Southbridge.
Resuming her disguise as gently-born Rebecca Morley, Princess Raisa ana’Marianna travels with her friend Amon Byrne and his triple of cadets to Wien House, the military academy at Oden’s Ford. There she hopes she will find both temporary sanctuary from a forced marriage and the education she needs to succeed as the next Gray Wolf queen.
Much of Raisa’s education takes place outside of the classroom. As she mingles with students of all classes from throughout the Seven Realms, she forges the kind of friendships that don’t happen amid the cut-throat politics of the Gray Wolf Court. She also struggles to deal with her attraction to Amon—an attraction he seems determined to discourage. 
When Han Alister asks the girl he knows as Rebecca to tutor him, she agrees. The streetlord turned wizard with the complicated past fascinates her, and he makes it clear the interest is mutual. But Han blames Queen Marianna and the Bayars for the loss of his family. As their relationship deepens, Raisa suspects that if Han knew her true identity, he wouldn’t want anything to do with her.

17 comments:

Lucien said...

The next book sounds like it is going to be awesome. I can't wait to read it. I've already read the first book twice.
I hope you will post a few of the first chapters on your website soon.

Afton said...

I can't wait!

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kailey said...

I started reading The Demon King and I lost all track of time. I was so into The Demon King that I stayed up all night reading it. I've read your other books, and they are great, then I read The Demon King, and I would just like to tell you that I am very anxious to get my hands on The Exiled Queen. :)

Dani said...

Can't wait to read the next one! All of your books have been page turners for me.

Enchanted Etymologist said...

Wow - that sounds like it will be as amazing as the first one! I am SO excited!! CANNOT wait!

CindaChima said...

Wow, thanks for all the encouragement! You rock!

Zoe said...

I have read all of your books, they are all so great!
I think that The Demon King is your best work yet. I cant wait to read it! It will be SO AWESOM!!! XD

meleah said...

I am so excited! This sounds awesome! Is September here yet?

albert said...

i wish she could release it earlier then september

Ashenmambo said...

I am so excited for this book! I'm in love with The Demon King and The Exiled Queen looks amazing! I just really hope Han and Raisa don't end up together. I love Han, but I just want her with Amon.

My only critique is that I really hope that not every male character falls for Raisa. It just doesn't seem realistic.

Evensong said...

The blurb looks awesome, I can't wait for the book! Your other books are just wonderful!

Daniel said...

When is the preview chapter coming out?

Daniel said...

When is the preview chapter coming out?

Brian said...

I am so disappointed that I have to wait for the next book. I've read all your books and you are a great author. I love the way you switch characters, even if it is incredibly frustrating sometimes. Don't stop writing!

Repaermirg said...

Hmm... I notice that the dream world is called Aediion. Backwards, that makes Noiidea (no idea.) Coincidence? (I doubt it)

braidon said...

WOw im a avid reader and read tons of and yours by far are my favorite jsut finished the second book cant wait for third these stories are amazing