While I have been enjoying the success of my first novel, I have also been working hard on the second. What a luxury it is to have a world already established in which I can immediately immerse my characters. This is a luxury I have never experienced before. I am taking some liberty in assuming that readers of this installment will have read the The Fruit of the Fallen, thus I can skip some historical narrative and concentrate on the present. You will find that knowing the history of the characters adds layers of complexity to conflicts I could not have achieved in the first book.
Read carefully and keep your mind open. There are twists and turns in the fabric of the plot that will keep you turning the pages. How surprised you will be when you realize that the clues were there all along to foreshadow the unexpected events, even in the first book!
Without giving too much away, I will announce that the format of the second novel is similar to that of the first. Two plotlines interweave as mystery and chase are used to establish suspense. Serenity must deal with returning to school and facing the issues she left behind. Here she will discover the most challenging conflict of all which will leave her questioning not only herself but her love for Tal as well. Add the unexpected loss of a close friend and Serenity will find herself doubting her ability to fulfill the destiny becoming clearer and clearer to her each day. Will the weight of the world be too much for our heroine? Meanwhile, Keats’ research has unraveled a frightening certainty, one which will leave you doubting Serenity as well. The apocalypse is closer than they could ever have imagined, and the chase is on to discover if the inevitable can be prevented.