New series deets (drumroll please…)

Hello droogs,
You might remember late last year I announced I’d sold a new fantasy trilogy to the awesome folks at St Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books. Well, I’ve been slaving like a tall, caffeine-fueled grinder monkey (minus the cute jacket and little hat) in between working on ILLUMINAE and ILLUMINAE 2, and at last, I can announce some details!
First, title!
Titles for me are one of the the hardest thing about writing a book. Summing up 160,000 words in a single line is like trying to find a single piece of hay in a mountain of particularly rusty, tetanus-encrusted needles, but at last, I found one I lurrrve in the pants. So, without further dribbling, I give thee . . .
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dun
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dun da dun
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duh
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duh
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daaaaaaaaaah
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Nevernight
So this new series is set in a world that’s part of a trinary star system, and having three suns constantly wheeling across the sky means the land only gets actual, legit nighttime once every three years. Which means my heroine’s ability to control darkness isn’t all that useful, but hells, grrl, you’re in a Kristoff novel – your life isn’t supposed to be easy.
So, Nevernight. Thoughts?
Here’s the synopsis:
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.
Daughter of an executed traitor, Mia Corvere is barely able to escape her fatherโ€™s failed rebellion with her life. Alone and friendless, she hides in a city built from the bones of a dead god, hunted by the Senate and her fatherโ€™s former comrades. But her gift for speaking with the shadows leads her to the door of a retired killer, and a future she never imagined.
Now, Mia is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republicโ€”the Red Church. Treachery and trials await her with the Churchโ€™s halls, and to fail is to die. But if she survives to initiation, Mia will be inducted among the chosen of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the only thing she desires.
Revenge.
SO, elevator pitch is something like “Lies of Locke Lamora meets Harry Potter.” If you’re into the whole elevator pitch thang. ๐Ÿ˜›
The series will begin in Spring/Summer 2016. I hope you’re as excited as I am!
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42 Responses to โ€œNew series deets (drumroll please…)โ€

  1. Bieke (Nelly B.) says:

    *flail* AHHHH I Must have it now!

  2. kalika1214 says:

    OMG! Another series? I want to read all of them!!

  3. Danielle D says:

    This sounds awesome, is it 2016 yet?

  4. Josh dV says:

    Very exciting new Mr. Kristoff. I look forward to reading it and Illuminae as well. Why are they not in my possession as we speak? Also it’s about time I went back through The Lotus War series. Cuz.
    NeverNight sounds great and compresses easily into NN (see what I did there). You might get some cross over from DnD nerds such as myself from Neverwinter Nights and maybe even some Disney Fairy fans (everything is Never for them).
    All in all I am eager to see it as are many of us.

  5. Crini says:

    I would have read this no matter what, but “LIES OF LOCKE LAMORA MEETS HARRY POTTER.” !?!?!?! 2016 is gonna be epic!

  6. YES PLEASE. *grabby hands* Don’t go getting a big ego or anything, but if it’s written by you, of course it’s going to be epic.

  7. Josh dV says:

    Reblogged this on itsnotintothinking and commented:
    Exciting news from one of my favorite authors!

  8. I’m excited for it–sounds like a very awesome world and I love the idea of the three stars/constant daylight. I’m worried about the assassin school thing…there’s so much of that going around…so I’m a little bit iffy, but the way you’ve summed stuff up in the synopsis is already pointing towards a very interesting twist and I’m pumped. (Plus I love the idea of melding religion into stuff so long as the characters take it seriously and you’ve made it sound like the Red Church is definitely a sort of religious organization. :3 Can’t wait!

  9. Bloody hell it sounds fantastic!! Must go add it to GR for suuuuure!!
    Love the title and love the synopsis! And I pity the poor Mia, being one of your characters her life is gonna be VERY difficult!!

  10. Bryan Chaffin says:

    Congrats! Love the title and the premise. Can’t wait to read.

  11. Tygenco says:

    *flailing hands of coveting*
    … I want to do the art for this. Badly.

  12. BarakiEl says:

    So awesome! When do you get the time to write all these things?! Looking forward to this series, sounds like an interesting concept. The title is catchy too.

  13. I am totally looking forward to this!!!

  14. Clwedd says:

    Probably the only civilization in this section of the galaxy that invented sunglasses before the wheel.

  15. Absolutely excited! More so even then for Illuminae ๐Ÿ™‚ congrats love the title

  16. Jon Karoll says:

    This shit made me cold all over. I’m writing a story that has almost the same idea. Almost. Haha

  17. Jon Karoll says:

    Can’t wait to read it btw.๐Ÿ˜€

  18. […] Kristoff announced that his new book Nevernight will be published in early 2016. Nevernight follows Mia Corvere, who […]

  19. Peter says:

    This sounds amazing! Illuminae sounds great, but I think this is going to be more up my alley!

  20. […] a dead god. Hunted girl with shadow powers. LADY OF BLESSED MURDER. If thatโ€™s not enough for you, Mister Kristoff himself has described the series as โ€œLies of Locke Lamora meets Harry Potterโ€ which sounds pretty fucking neat to me […]

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