It’s the Penultimate Publication!
Well, it’s a cover reveal, anyway.
I’ve been scribbling up a rough blurb for Staff and Crown because I have this gorgeous cover to show you all (and a low-key preorder up on Amazon, shortly to be followed by the other distributors). The blurb will probably be tweaked a few times before I’m happy with it, but I’m more than happy with the cover! Check out the blurb below the cover, and don’t forget that Staff and Crown comes out February 28th!
Three years have passed since Annabel defeated Mordion in the Royal Castle and became the Queen Heir of New Civet. That’s a good thing, since the Castle spat her out three years into the past.
Three years of statecraft, politics, and meeting important people are over. Now, before she is officially acknowledged as the Queen Heir, Annabel will face her biggest challenge: Trenthams Finishing School for Young Ladies.
To win her Staff and Crown, Annabel had to deal with a deadly foe, a slightly self-aware castle, and a more-than-slightly-potty wizard. Now she will contend with corsets, diets, and sharp-tongued socialites; not to mention the Old Parrasian revolution that seems to be brewing in the bowels of the school itself.
In fact, Trenthams might be even more dangerous and cryptic than the Royal Castle. It’s a good thing Annabel has the staff, her cat, and her trusty advisor, Isabella…
Staff and Crown is the third book in the Two Monarchies Sequence, which means that now there’s only one more book in the series to write! I’m at the same time excited and sad about that. I’m excited because I’m really looking forward to tying up tiny loose ends and finishing off the overarching thing that has been wafting through each of the books. I’m sad because I’ve loved writing this series. I am also a little bit cheered by the fact that I still have Susan’s book to write; so I’ll certainly be dipping back into that world after the Two Monarchies Sequence officially finishes…