The Red Death has returned, but the battle is just beginning! Find out what happens next in Book 2 of The Red Death Series – The Ghost King!
We love book launches, and we know how much readers loved the first book in this series. From the author of The Chosen Series, comes a new #YA #dystopic fiction series – The Red Death! Book 1 is already available, and we’re please to announce that Book 2 is out!
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About the Book
An Ancient Prophecy foretold.
An Evil haunts the land.
A battle looms against overwhelming odds.
Led by a powerful witch, a wild invading army threatens to tear the Soulless lands apart. To survive, the three tribes must join together, but old grievances and hatred divide them. Only Wilky can unite them, but when he glimpses the future, he sees only a glimmer of hope; too much of the future remains veiled in darkness.
As the battle approaches, King Dermot orders his brother, Eamon, to stay behind at the Stronghold and defend against a possible siege. Eamon, who took an oath to fight the invaders, defies his brother, risks everything, and plunges into a desperate race with Aaliss and Wilky to unite the tribes.
Enemies from all sides conspire against them. Only together can they hope to succeed against the witch who will stop at nothing to destroy them. Yet even united, they will need magic to defeat this enemy at their door.
As battle looms, only one chance at survival remains—the Ghost King—but who is he, and what will be the price of their redemption?
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Novel Publicity Exclusive Ghost King Excerpt
From Chapter 2
Michel punched Jonas across the face with a hard right cross. It felt good to crunch his knuckles against the rotten man’s cheek. He wanted to do it again, but he held his fist.
Jonas’s head rocked backward. He glared at Michel and spat at him again. This time blood sloshed from his mouth.
“You will speak of them with respect.”
Jonas rubbed his unshaven face. “It doesn’t matter if they were alive the last time I saw them. The Viper will have killed them by now for certain. He kills everything in his path, and he so desperately wanted them dead. He’ll return and kill you too.”
Michel’s heart jumped. “So they were alive the last time you saw them?”
“Maybe, but I’m not saying another word unless you free me. Give me the cure and let me go into the Zone.” “Right.” Michel swung the leather satchel from his shoulder and removed a knife. He twisted the weapon in his hand so Jonas could see the sharp edge of the six-inch blade in the flickering light.
“Go ahead and kill me. I’m as good as dead anyway.” He looked up at Michel with dead eyes. “Either free me, kill me, or get the hell out.”
Michel studied the beaten man. He truly doesn’t care if he lives or dies.
He flipped the knife in the air and casually caught the handle. “I have something else in this bag. Something I think you’ll want.”
After returning the knife to the satchel, he removed a flask, and unscrewed the top.
Jonas lunged forward, but his chains held.
“I see you know what this is—Sacred Drink.” Michel grinned. “How long has it been since you’ve had any? Three days? I’ll give it to you, if you answer my questions.”
Jonas licked his lips and his body shook. He flashed his eyes between Michel and the flask and back to Michel again. “What do you want to know?”
“Tell me the last place you saw Aaliss and Wilky.”
Jonas snorted. “The fools traveled through the Zone and ran into the Butcher Tribe. If the Viper hasn’t killed them by now, those soulless savages have done the work for him. You’re too late to save them.”
“Aaliss and Wilky are still alive. I can feel it.” Michel screwed the top back on the flask.
“Wait! Wait! You said you’d let me have a drink if I answered your question.” Jonas pulled at his chains. “I spoke the truth!”
“Where’s the justice in the world when a rotten slime like you could kill Piers and still live?”
“I was following orders. You know how hard it is? We’re Guardians. We’re meant to follow orders. And you promised!”
“Following orders. A pathetic excuse.” Michel unscrewed the flask. “Still, I did promise I’d give you a drink.” He poured the Sacred Drink on the floor. “There you go.”
Jonas moaned and pushed his hands against the wet cement. When he lifted them, he sucked the alcohol from his fingers.
The demons rose in Michel’s blood. He so wanted to rip Jonas apart. It took every ounce of his willpower to turn his back on the disgraced Guardian. Finally, he summoned the strength, spun on his heels, and returned to the hallway.
David looked him over and asked, “Is he still alive?”
“If you can call it that.”
“Did you learn what you needed to know?”
Michel nodded and started off, certain of one thing at least.
Aaliss still lived, and somehow he’d rescue her from those… Butchers.
About the Author
Jeff Altabef is an award-winning author who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and Charlie the dog. He spends time volunteering at the writing center in the local community college. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought he would make it official. He writes in both the thriller and young adult genres. Fourteenth Colony, a political thriller, was his debut novel. Evolved Publishing has published Jeff’s second thriller, Shatter Point, which won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Fall 2014 in the category of Best Thriller.Jeff’s first young adult novel, Wind Catcher: A Chosen Novel will be published in March by Evolved Publishing. He’s extremely excited that his daughter, Erynn Altabef, is his co-author on the Chosen Series. As an avid Knicks fan, Jeff is prone to long periods of melancholy during hoops season. Jeff has a column on The Examiner focused on writing and a blog designed to encourage writing by those that like telling stories.