The Heart of Death

Release Date: October 20th, 2020

The Heart of Death (The Tarrowburn Prophecies, #2)
Where one journey ends, another begins…

Young Adult Fantasy

What’s dead is alive, what’s alive is dead.

Now that the White Sorceress, Bringer of Life has been found, and the rightful King of Castilles restored to the throne, all that’s left to do is live happily ever after…until another ominous prophecy disrupts the peace. 

Rumors of undead things roaming the land and chaos tipping the world into darkness spur Reina and Quinn into another journey, but the new prophecy holds a nasty surprise. The two must travel to the Southern Plains with The One Who Failed, and that can only mean…Niles must join them.

They must locate the elusive Heart of Death and stop the Chaos Wielder from turning the world into the living dead, but combatting a deadly power stronger than anything they’ve ever known is no simple undertaking. To find the answers they need, they’ll have to journey through dangerous, enchanted lands, make untold sacrifices, and retake control of the talisman’s unexpectedly volatile magic.

Praise for The Heart of Death

“Heart-pounding action, fantastical worlds, and characters torn between duty and love – The Heart of Death is everything I look for in a fantasy novel and more.” — RACHEL LUANN STRAYER, PLAYWRIGHT OF DROWNING OPHELIA

“The Heart of Death is an epic quest featuring bogs and tunnels, magic and mages, love and unutterable loss.  A fast-paced and twisty-turny read, perfect for a cold and stormy night.” — SORCHIA DUBOIS, AUTHOR OF THE ZORAIDA GREY TRILOGY

“An imaginative, intense sequel that succeeds in upping the stakes of the first novel, providing readers with a journey of redemption, hope, and fear that twists through the pages to a conclusion that leaves you craving book three. The Heart of Death picks up with Quinn and Reina, facing a new threat as the next stage of the prophecy unfolds. As they race off to head off the mounting chaos with a familiar, somewhat unsavory face in tow, their adventure and the story itself is filled with a creeping necrotic dread that culminates in an ending that had me shouting with equal parts shock and tentative hope for the next chapter. Can’t wait to see what fate has in store for these characters next!” — KRISTIN JACQUES, AUTHOR OF THE GATE CYCLE TRILOGY

The sequel to A Thousand Years to Wait!


Read an excerpt (or two!)

A reading of the first chapter by L. Ryan Storms (with special guest dogs, cats, and chickens…)

Ready to place an order? You can preorder the book from any of these retailers! (eBook also available.)

Barnes & Noble
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The Heart of Death (The Tarrowburn Prophecies, #2)

Just like I did for A Thousand Years to Wait, I used to visually create a few of my favorite characters to share with you! They aren’t perfect, but they’re pretty close.