I hope you’re as excited as I am that the second book in The Taker Trilogy, The RECKONING, will be published on June 19. Reviews are starting to come in and they’re, well, wonderful. RT Magazine has made it a Top Pick! for June, saying “Katsu's brilliant series second will utterly enchant you. The story is told in such a distinctive voice you won't be able to stop thinking about it. It’s one of this reviewer’s favorites so far this year.” And Publisher’s Weekly said, "Katsu's seductive second book in her supernatural thriller trilogy picks upwhere her well-received first book, The TAKER, left off.”
Other reviewers have compared the story to Diana Gabaldon’s fantastic bestselling Outlander series for its mix of historical and fantasy elements. Another called Adair "a 21st century Lestat."
What can you expect in THE RECKONING? I think one book blogger put it best when she said The Reckoning is "two separate journeys, Lanny’s journey to escape Adair and Adair’s pilgrimage to find the woman who fills him with both ice and fire…Adair’s complexity will be explored and expanded, Lanny’s adventures will thrill you, new characters will steal and break your heart, old characters will boil your blood, and dark magic will snake up the bones of the story like the vines of a rogue bush. But my favourite part of this story, as always, is its haunting prose, the elegance and terror that fills every word." You can pre-order The RECKONING before its release on June 19.Pre-orders send a message to booksellers, reviewers and bestseller lists, letting them know that readers enthusiastically support the series. Let them to hear from you!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN A NOOK TABLET and help promote the RECKONING’s release at the same time? To celebrate The RECKONING’s pub day, we’re giving away a NOOK tablet ($199 value), $50 Barnes & Noble gift card and other goodies, including a bit of alchemy: perfume from the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. This contest is a little different, though: you enter by spreading the word about the new book. Tweet, post on Facebook or get a friend to join the mailing list and you could win a brand new NOOK for yourself or to give as a gift. Followthis link for complete contest details.
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