I am pleased to announce that the title of book #2 in my Wardens of the Black Heart trilogy is Black Hearts Rising. Without further ado, here’s the blurb:-
The Frenchman, one of three works of art rumoured to possess the power to change fate on a global scale, is safely tucked away in the vault of millionaire Lester Hawkstone. After playing their part in keeping it from the clutches of a shadowy organisation known as the Wardens of the Black Heart, a sense of normality has returned to the lives of teenagers Lorna and Monkey.
But something isn’t right in Culverton Beck. The locals are plagued by apocalyptic visions, and when a horrific tragedy strikes the town, Lorna and Monkey begin to suspect that dark forces are gathering once again. Whilst working on Lorna’s college project, they make a startling discovery – a seemingly impossible message from history – that plunges them into the heart of another mystery.
Meanwhile, Charles Gooch is haunted by memories from his past. Whilst he’s had his fair share of luck over the years, it seems that fate is finally catching up with him. Feeling the heat from his superiors, he hatches a plan to steal The Frenchman and put the Wardens back in control. But Gooch’s shadow isn’t the only darkness in town.
Black Hearts Rising will be available for pre-order early in the new year and will be released in the first week of February.
Over the coming weeks, I’ll be posting a few thoughts on the themes of the new book, plus some inside info that I hope will whet readers’ appetites ahead of its release. In the meantime, please spread the word to anyone who may be interested in a black-hearted mystery featuring twists & turns, thrills & spills, jaw-dropping revelations (plus a bit of climbing) and skulduggery of the foulest kind!