A long time ago, in another house…actually, about four houses ago (I seem to move a lot…), I started a book about a girl who arranged her own marriage in order to run away. She was running away from a whole bunch of things – another arranged marriage, a faked suicide, a riot of nightmares, corrupted magic, and at least two deaths. She was also, quite possibly, running to something. To a new city, a clean slate. Perhaps to love, though she didn’t want to see it, and to magic.
That book was called The Melancholy Raven, and was never finished. After When the Sea is Rising Red was finally published, I went back to The Melancholy Raven and finished it, though the story went off in a different direction from what I had originally envisioned.
It became House of Sand and Secrets and here it is. I’ll be updating week by week, though the full book is available in print and ebook format.
I hope you enjoy reading it.
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