(Warning: Spoilers for Aurora Rhapsody and Asterion Noir follow)
RIVEN WORLDS is a sequel to the Aurora Rhapsody and Asterion Noir series, both of which should be read before starting Riven Worlds.
Fourteen years after The Displacement, a tenuous alliance among humans, Anadens and over a dozen alien species has taken root. The wounds of war and revolution have begun to heal and peace and prosperity are within reach.
But when Nika Kirumase, leader of a splinter group of former Anadens thought aeons dead, arrives bearing a warning of a terrifying enemy advancing across the void, that alliance will be pushed to the breaking point and beyond.
Riven Worlds Book One
Coming This Winter
FROM THE AUTHOR’S NOTE AT THE END OF THE STARS LIKE GODS:
At the end of Requiem, I said ‘the story of Aurora has come to an end, but the story of Amaranthe is just beginning.’ I hope you knew I meant it.
So what comes next? Fourteen years have passed since the events of Requiem. A lot has happened during that time, and few things will be precisely as we left them. Humans have tried to adapt to living amongst dozens of alien species; Anadens have tried to adapt to living without their Primors and integrals—to living as equals rather than rulers. No one will claim the transition has been easy or smooth, but it hasn’t descended into rampant bloodshed…for the most part.
Now the Asterions are returning to a changed empire, and they’re about to toss the dynamite that is the Rasu into the middle of it.
I expect Riven Worlds to be six novels, but I reserve the right to change my mind along the way. A new series will follow it, and another after that, all under the Amaranthe banner. Alex, Caleb, Nika and Dashiel will likely demand to be the brightest stars much of the time, but not always. The journey may take us to some unexpected places with fascinating new characters and dangers. The universe is quite literally the limit.
Who do you most want to see return from Aurora Rhapsody and Asterion Noir? Who did you hate and would prefer to be rid of? Click over to this poll here and let me know. The results are nonbinding, but I genuinely want to know who you most can’t wait to see again.