I wake stretched out on my bed, my wrists aching, abraded, but healing, and Lunar propped up alongside me looking at me.
In my sleepy daze, I could swear the fathomless obsidian depths of his eyes are like windows to the uncharted intensity of his soul. There’s a never-ending plain there where he’s summoned all his force and power into an army for my sake and would fight off fantasy hordes by my side like some ancient warrior.
Those are today’s teaser and excerpt to celebrate I, Ruin‘s upcoming release on August 16th (UPDATE: I, Ruin is coming out April 10th, 2018. Pre-order here); I hope you enjoyed them! For the blurb, check below. For the first chapter, click here. For previous teasers, check the end of the blog post. To sign up to my mailing list and find out exactly when the book is out, click here!
They left us writhing on our classroom floor, no breath, no scream, until feathers of vivid hues unfolded from our shoulders and whispered over our skin.
We staggered up, dazed and disoriented, but then our professor’s wings – they swarmed with spiders, and—
I left him dead on the sun-drenched floor.
Now I’m on the run with Lunar Adurian, the smirky guy who always watched me from scarred eyes, and I’m falling too hard. I need to keep it together, to wage an underground war against the Coalition, but inside I’m coming apart.
My father wants me to abandon my best friend. Lunar challenges my every step and questions my every act. I start making mistakes, and I’m struggling to hold everything in place: to hold my course, my beliefs, to hold myself—
To hold anything at all when my hands are slippery with blood.