It’s done! The manuscript of the House of Prophecy–book two of the Chronicles of Chaos–is complete, weighing in at a hefty 120K words (my biggest book so far).
Here is the book description.
The Child of Chaos changed the world. The House of Prophecy could tear it to shreds.
When Lorre fulfilled her destiny, she didn’t expect to survive. In fact, prophecy warns that her continued existence could rip the world apart. However, nothing can deter Galen from trying to coax his mother back home from the Dreaming nor stop the Harbingers of Chaos from trying to transform her into their new goddess.
Searching for the keys to decipher the prophecy leads to the mysterious Home for Wayward Children—but the manor’s dark history and long-hidden secrets unlock Lorre’s immense power and push her to the brink of madness.
Galen, Dantess, and their friends aren’t even sure what side they should be fighting on. Getting his mother back was everything Galen dreamed of, but keeping her alive could doom them all.
The House of Prophecy is the second book in the multiple award-winning YA fantasy series the Chronicles of Chaos. Its tale of inevitable rebellion, immeasurable magic, and imminent divinity is sure to enthrall fans of Rick Riordan, Brandon Sanderson, and George R. R. Martin.
I know Child of Chaos took 20 years to write, but somehow this one felt harder to finish. My family went through some rough times this last year, and it was impossible to focus for a stretch, which made me feel like a failure.
But now I’m convinced this could be my best book. It was a challenge to pick up the pieces of the world left by CofC, but the threads it provided gave me the opportunity to tell a story that explored tons of emotional perspectives, tied up lines from both CoC and Game of War, and open up the possibility of something completely new for book 3.
I’ve got some editing to do, and then I’ll be sending the manuscript to my alpha readers, and then to my editor. I expect it to be out this summer—and I may have a surprise guest known author provide a cover quote, fingers crossed.
BOOK TWO OF THE CHRONICLES OF CHAOS
Now available for preorder. Audiobook coming soon!