This has hit trade publishing news, so now I can be excited in people's faces about it.
And I'm really, embarrassingly excited. I love this world so much. It's the most fun I've ever had, and the biggest world I've yet tried to build.
Here's a summary of the story:
Imagine Camelot, but in Gotham City: a city where electricity is money, power is the only game worth playing and violence the most fervently worshipped religion.
Magic is illegal but everywhere, especially in the underground bars and back alleys. In this dark, chaotic, alluring place, dreams can come true, if you want them hard enough – and if you are prepared to do some very, very bad things to get them.
Here knights are the celebrities of the day, riding on motorbikes instead of horses and competing in televised fights for fame and money.
Here, a young, magic-touched bastard astonishes everyone by becoming king – albeit reluctantly – and the world will never be the same again.
Some more info:
- Blackheart Knights is two books.
- book 1 comes out in May 2021.
- this is adult fantasy. I've always considered myself on the cusp of young adult and adult, but this is not a cusp book. There are some graphic scenes of both sex and violence. It is adult.
- no pre-order links yet, as it's still early days, but I'll put them up as soon as I have them!