The first three books in the Demon’s Grail series are out now at Amazon! Ascension, Evolution and The 13th Demon follow the story of Abby Hart as she faces the rise of the spider empire, although she soon learns that there’s an even darker threat lurking in the shadows. Oh, and she also meets her twin brother for the first time!
Originally, Demon’s Grail was going to be one book. As I plotted out Ascension, I realized that it would work better as a trilogy. And then later, as I plotted out the second and third books, I realized that there was even more of a story to tell. So now there’ll be at least six books, although it might take even more to get to the ending that I’ve had in store for Abby for a while now.
It’s weird to think that Abby’s story started back in 2011, with the first Dark Season book. She didn’t really appear in that book, although she was certainly conceived during the course of the story. She showed up in the second book and then really became a main character in the third.
Then came her first two stand-alone books, The Hollow Church (2013) and Vampire Asylum (2014). I don’t think I really knew what her story would be when I wrote The Hollow Church, but Vampire Asylum definitely acts as a sort of prequel to Demon’s Grail, since it shows Abby being dragged to Tor Cliff so that a secret can be extracted from her mind.
Demon’s Grail is her real story, however. Unlike with The Hollow Church and Vampire’s Grave, I know how the tale of Abby Hart will end, and I know the overall shape of her destiny. That might not be so clear at the end of The 13th Demon, but the next book in the series, Child of War, should make the ongoing story much clearer. I can’t really say much more than that without giving away spoilers.
Other than Demon’s Grail, the past few months have also seen the release of At the Edge of the Forest, The Devil’s Hand and a few other books that I haven’t had time to mention on this site. I’m going to try to get much better at updating the blog in 2016, starting with another new release that’s coming in the next few days. That one will be a sequel to a book that probably didn’t seem to be crying out for a sequel when it first came out.
And now I’m off to listen to some David Bowie albums!