At Last! New Book News!

Tuesday, June 14

So the word is out—I am writing two more books in the His Fair Assassin world! And…AND…(I hope this will make you as happy as it makes me) they feature Sybella and Beast! Here’s the official PW Announcement.

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to revisit those two and continue their adventures. After all, Sybella’s own precarious circumstances were rather quickly swept aside as the country’s political drama unfolded.

But that doesn’t mean her problems went away. Far from it. She still has sisters to protect and a brother who is half mad with vengeance on his mind.

Even though the Duchess of Brittany has managed to wrest victory from the jaws of defeat, the road ahead will not be an easy one. Becoming queen of France might have saved her country from the devastation of war, but Anne herself will now be residing in the French court—a place that has been hostile to her ever since she was born. And really, how eager is the French regent going to be about welcoming Anne of Brittany into the bosom of the family?

And I’m very, very excited and intrigued by this new assassin that’s appeared. Actually, those are some of my favorite types of character’s to write—the one’s my subconscious plants on the page as I’m writing, with me not even realizing the significance of that character until later. I’d known since writing Grave Mercy that the convent had planted young novitiates in noble French families to call upon when needed, but it wasn’t until Mortal Heart, when Annith asked specifically about Genevieve, that my mind began whirring with possibilities. Plus, that’s all I’ve been able to DO for the last eighteen months, is mentally whir with possibilities, so they have jelled rather nicely.

As for WILD DAUGHTERS OF ARES, well, I thought that would be the book that would follow this His Fair Assassin trilogy. It’s a story I’ve had in my mind for years and have been dying to write—a young girl raised in a Greek society that put women so far beneath men that they weren’t even allowed to eat meat or venture far from the women’s quarters. And what if that girl, who was not able to comfortably settle to her predetermined role, found herself taken in by a tribe of Amazons and given a chance to be who she truly was? Bold and confident and fierce and angry and competent. How completely would that turn her world—and her sense of self—upside down?

But due to my much longer than expected hiatus, the wait between HFA books was already so long we decided to do those before WILD DAUGHTERS OF ARES, but I’m still crazy excited about that book.

So. That’s my news! I’m only sorry His Fair Assassin Four won’t be on shelves until Fall of 2018, but sometimes life takes on unexpected detours. :-)

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Carina Olsen June 15, 2016 at 2:47 am

I am SO happy about all of this 😀 Eeee! I cannot wait to read more about Sybella. <3 And Beast 😀 And ee. Just so happy 😀 And your other book sounds like it will be SO GOOD as well, and ahh, I wish time would move faster. <3 Hugs.

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ce June 20, 2016 at 9:02 am

So glad you are feeling well enough to write again. I really enjoyed the Fair Assassins trilogy and am thrilled there we be more to read. Of course, I will try the other new book as well since I seem to like everything you write. I made a list of books you recommended on Goodreads once and go to it when I want something I can really get into quickly and want to stay up with.

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