The Malediction Trilogy #2
Danielle L. Jensen
Releases from Angry Robot on June 2nd
From Danielle's website:
Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.
Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.
To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…
I absolutely LOVED last year's Stolen Songbird, and nearly had a heart attack when then-publisher Strange Chemistry went under, leaving the future of this series somewhat up in the air. I couldn't have been more excited a little while later when Angry Robot picked it up, and I simply can't wait to get back into this world. I'm a little nervous at the lack of Tristan in the synopsis as he was a highlight of the first book for me, but I have little doubt this second installment will suck me in just as the first did. I'm ready for it to be June!