The much anticipated sequel to The Devouring Gray, Titan Books announce the release next month of The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman...
Though the Beast is seemingly subdued for now, a new threat looms in Four Paths: a corruption seeping from the Gray into the forest. And with the other Founders preoccupied by their tangled alliances and fraying relationships, only May Hawthorne seems to realise the danger. But saving the town she loves means seeking aid from the person her family despises most – her and Justin’s father.
May’s father isn’t the only newcomer in town – Isaac Sullivan’s older brother has also returned, seeking forgiveness for the role he played in Isaac’s troubled past. But Isaac isn’t ready to let go of his family’s history, especially when that history might hold the key that he and Violet Saunders need to destroy the Gray and the monster within it.
Harper Carlisle isn’t ready to forgive, either. Two devastating betrayals have left her isolated from her family and uncertain who to trust. As the corruption becomes impossible to ignore, Harper must learn to control her newfound powers in order to protect Four Paths. But the only people who can help her do that are the ones who have hurt her the most.
With the veil between the Gray and the town growing ever thinner, all of the Founder descendants must put their grievances with one another aside to stop the corruption and kill the Beast once and for all. But maybe the monster they truly need to slay has never been the Beast...
Continuing to blend the horror of Stranger Things with the unsettling aesthetic of Riverdale, The Deck of Omens is a powerful follow-up to The Devouring Gray; this time exploring what true evil really is and the ties that bond family together (even from behind the veil). Get ready for higher stakes, and more mystery and magic for good measure, as you re-enter the world of Four Paths at your own peril.
Born in New York City but raised in Japan and Hong Kong, Christine Lynn Herman subscribes to the firm philosophy that home is where her books are. She returned to the United States for college, where she traded a subtropical climate for harsh, snowy winters and a degree at the University of Rochester. She resides in Brooklyn, where she works in publishing by day and writes novels by night. The Devouring Gray is her first novel.
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The Deck of Omens is published by Titan Books on 21st April.