A few weeks ago, I reviewed Circle of Enemies by Harry Connolly, third book in the Twenty Palaces series. While I enjoyed the book very much, was saddened to learn that Del Rey had decided not to continue with the series. It's with great joy that I just stumbled into a self-published prequel to the series which recently came out, titled the same as the series, Twenty Palaces. Really like the cover too.
Here's the book's description:
When Ray Lilly was 13 years old, a handgun accident landed his best friend, Jon Burrows, in a wheelchair and turned Ray into a runaway and petty criminal. Fifteen years later, Ray returns home after a stint in prison; he’s determined to go straight, but he knows he can’t do that without making peace with his old friend.
What Ray doesn’t expect is to discover that Jon has just received a mysterious cure–not only is he out of his wheelchair, he seems stronger and faster than… well, pretty much anyone. Worse, his cure has drawn all sorts of unwanted attention: the media are camped out on his block, the police are investigating him for insurance fraud, and weird shadowy figures have begun to draw closer, figures who clearly do not mean to do Jon any good.
Can Ray atone for the biggest mistake of his life by protecting his oldest and best friend? What’s more, should he?Very much looking forward to reading this. Hopefully there's a lot of positive reaction to this and plenty of sales so that we can motivate Harry for even more Twenty Palaces awesomeness sooner rather than later.
It's only available as an ebook, so please visit Harry Connolly's blog for more info on this book and for buy links: