It’s the day I’ve been longing to say since I wrapped up Meratis – Venn’s first book is on its way! After a bit of a delay thanks to life (funny how it gets in the way so often), Venn Connell is finally ready to step into the world a fully fledged adult in her debut novel Bloodlore. She’s happy, I’m happy, and hopefully her fans will be, as well.
Venn Connell is bored.
When the Andvellian ambassador in Margolin goes missing, she jumps at the chance to find him, but quickly learns the mystery goes deeper than one missing courtier.
With border tensions rising, a man vanishing before her eyes with a relic she believed lost, red-clad soldiers out for blood, and something dark following her from the charred ruins of Treevale fortress, Venn becomes a pawn in an unseen game.
Forced to confront her past and question her future, Venn knows she has to tread carefully. One wrong move and she could lose herself in the shadows, and hurl her country into war.
You can expect a post from me bright and early Monday morning with the buy links as I wrap up a few final administrative details, but for those of you unable to wait, you can grab the first chapter of Bloodlore TODAY as it goes out in my newsletter. Not yet signed up for The Raven’s Quill newsletter? You can do so here: http://eepurl.com/GIJkz
I’ve once more started neglecting this blog, but as I’m about to dive into research for another new novel (don’t worry, it won’t distract me from Venn’s second book), I thought I might share of what I’m learning with you. It’s a different, darker, tone, which means I get to re-read a whole stack of my gothic favourites.