I can scarcely believe it's creeping up on a year since I released Rogue Arcanist, the first book in my Nick Teller series. It's been a terrifying but rewarding experience sharing it with you all, and I'm even more excited to share Nick's next adventure with you in the sequel, Deadliest Bidder.
The wonderfully talented James T. Egan is currently hard at work finishing the cover, and just between us it already looks incredible! I'm aiming to release the book in June, so I'll share the cover artwork with you next month (along with some pre-order links). I can't wait to see what you think of the cover, and in the meantime how about the blurb to whet your appetite...
*Mild spoilers for Rogue Arcanist in the following blurb*
Some debts can get you killed.
Nick Teller has spent his entire adult life hiding from other arcanists, living in fear of the ruthless Society of Arcanists and other rogues alike. He’s strived to build a quiet life for himself as a lecturer at King’s College London, softening the edges of his upbringing, but when the Prime of the Society calls in a debt, Nick is dragged back into that world he’s tried so hard to leave behind.
Prime Ascrid orders Nick to infiltrate an exclusive auction reserved for the most dangerous rogue arcanists in the world, where the prize is worth killing for and the bidding can be lethal. Nick will need to sharpen his edges and stay two steps ahead of the competition if he’s going to get his hands on the prize.
But with the Prime’s Járngrimr bodyguard watching his every move, a game-obsessed godling running the auction, and rogues circling like sharks, it’s going to take everything Nick has just to survive.
In a world of rogues, where every face hides an agenda and every smile a knife, Nick knows that the slightest misstep could get him killed, and that often the deadliest knife is the one you don’t see coming.
If you still need to catch up on the events of Rogue Arcanist, you can pick up your copy by clicking on the link here. And if you haven't read the prequel short story 'Bad Luck Hunting' yet, you can read that for free on my website here.
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That's all for now. Happy reading, everyone!