I tend to like my fantasy dark and gritty. Arthurian fantasy, romantic fantasy, light-hearted comedy… I enjoy those as well, but in smaller doses. And when I’m shopping for a new series, my eye tends to gravitate towards those that promise high stakes, rich settings, complex characters, and diabolical villains.
Christopher Husberg’s debut fantasy novel Duskfall looks like it could fit the bill nicely. It’s the opening volume in The Chaos Queen Quintet (which I assume means there will be four more?) The next volume, Dark Immolation, will be released in June 2017. Duskfall is due in trade paperback from Titan this week.
There Are Daemons That Even Daemons Fear….
Pulled from the frozen waters of the Gulf of Nahl, stuck with arrows and near to death, Knot has no memory of who he was. But his dreams are dark, and he can kill a man with terrifying ease.
Winter, a tiellan woman whose people have long been oppressed by humans, is married to and abandoned by Knot on the same day, when robed assassins attack their wedding. Her nascent magical abilities will lead her to a deadly addiction — and phenomenal power.
And Cinzia, priestess and true believer, has returned to her home city to find that her own sister is leading a heretical rebellion. A rebellion that only the inquisition can crush… Their fates will intertwine, in a land where magic and demons are believed dead, but dark forces still vie for power.
Duskfall will be published by Titan Books on June 21, 2016. It is 560 pages, priced at $14.95 in trade paperback and $7.99 for the digital edition.
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