Emby Press has released a sneak peek of the cover art for The Jade Suit of Death, the follow up to my 2013 novel, The Whitechapel Demon. For a look at the demonically delightful cover art, and a brief blurb, read on.
And here’s the blurb:
Formed during the reign of Elizabeth I, the post of the Royal Occultist was created to safeguard the British Empire against threats occult, otherworldly, infernal and divine.
It is now 1920, and the title and offices have fallen to Charles St. Cyprian. Accompanied by his apprentice Ebe Gallowglass, they defend the battered empire from the forces of darkness.
Evil prowls the docks of Limehouse and a priceless artifact is stolen. St. Cyprian is contacted by an old acquaintance to find it, but what he and Gallowglass discover is far more than anyone bargained for.
London’s most notorious occultists gather in secret as St. Cyprian and Gallowglass battle assassins, elementals and a demon older than mankind. But that is nothing compared to what awaits them when a thousands-year-old spirit is released to unleash a plague that will feast upon humanity…
In the tradition of William Hope Hodgson’s Carnacki the Ghost-Finder, Josh Reynolds presents the Adventures of the Royal Occultist. Join St. Cyprian and Gallowglass as they race to solve the deadly mystery of THE JADE SUIT OF DEATH!
Sounds pretty great, right? In my humble opinion, The Jade Suit… really ups the ante for St. Cyprian and Gallowglass, introducing new allies as well as new enemies, and throws in some harrowing implications for everyone’s favorite Royal Occultist and his plucky (yet murderous) assistant. If The Whitechapel Demon was a monster-of-the-week episode, then The Jade Suit of Death is part of the myth arc.
Why yes, the series does, in fact, have a myth arc. And oh buddy, is it a good one.