I have finally finished The Ghost in Exile. I'm calling it a Korthlundian Kronicle, rather than one in the series of the Kronicles of Korthlundia because it doesn't continue the story of Samantha and Robrek. Instead, it takes a character from the first volume in the series, The Goddess's Choice, and tells his story. Readers of my previous novels will be familiar with Darhour, the world's most infamous assassin and the true father of Samantha. His ability to move unseen through his victims' mansions earned him the nickname, The Ghost. It was said he could walk through walls. At the end of The Goddess's Choice, Darhour leaves Korthlundia and Samantha behind to save his daughter from the darkness of his soul. The Ghost in Exile begins several weeks after the end of The Goddess's Choice and tells of Darhour's adventures after he flees Korthlundia. The novel also flashes back to the story of how Darhour (previously known as Ahearn) became The Ghost. If you haven't read my previous novels, don't worry. You do not need knowledge of The Goddess's Choice to understand and enjoy The Ghost in Exile. The novel is now in the hands of my editor and will be ready to release late next month. (Cross your fingers). The kindle version is available for pre-order if you follow the link below. The paperback version will soon be available for pre-order as well. Kudos to Primo Cardinalli for the cover art.
The Ghost is going to
hell. Not even the goddess can forgive his sins: assassin, oath-breaker,
traitor (an affair with the queen earned him that title). No one can ever learn
the princess is his daughter. To keep this secret, he flees to the land that
turned him from a simple stable groom into an infamous killer.
His mission now? To find
evildoers and take them to hell with him. But when an impulsive act of heroism
saddles him with a damsel who refuses to be distressed, her resilience forces
him to questions why he really ran from his daughter.