I am excited to announce that I have begun the sequel to my YA Fantasy novel Brother Bewitched! For those who haven’t read it– and if you haven’t, why not? Brother Bewitched is a gender bending fantasy novel I describe as Game of Thrones meets Freaky Friday.
Reviewers called it “Perhaps the best book in this genre” and “My favorite book of the year!”
I have actually been writing this book in my head ever since the first edition came out last summer, but now the keys are clacking and the scenes and the story are taking shape on paper. What can you expect in book two? Here are just some overviews without giving away any major spoilers:
The House of Ansey, which ended the first book in revolt against the rule of Pattenia Denae, the Girl King, will musters its armies and navy, seeking all-out war to throw down Pattenia and the followers of the goddess Progenita. More diabolically, Ansey and their allies among the priests of Maxis have spies and assassins everywhere, and they seek to turn all in the kingdom against Pattenia.
Who can she trust? Who might betray her?
Pattenia seized the crown, and now as she turns 18 she must lead her nation to war even as she tries to build a relationship with Asryn, the man she loves.
Once the crown prince of The Shattered Isles, Prince Serren, now Princess Serrenina, finds himself sidelined as the war looms. Having faced misogynistic violence and discrimination after his transformation into a woman, he now has to figure out what to do with his life and how to make a future for himself. Will he find some way to regain his manhood and even his crown? Or will he find some other path to power? Serren does not know who he is anymore, or what he might become.
Intrigue! Magic! Gods and goddesses! Look for it by this summer!