Everyone has those authors that they keep meaning to read, have on their TBR piles, but can just never seem to get to. One of mine is Angela Knight. I have enjoyed the little bit of hers that I have read, but just can’t get to the rest (and there is a lot to get to). On a random check-up on her site and blog, I found out that this is a big year for Angela Knight.
It appears that Master of Darkness, the 9th Mageverse book, was actually the series finale. I was surprised to find that the series had ended, since it seems there was very little fanfare about it. The Mageverse series revolves around King Arthur’s Knights, who are actually vampires that fight on the side of good. They live in a magical world parallel to our own called the Mageverse, but enter our world to help mankind.
Also finishing up is the Time Hunters series. The final story, Enforcer, will be released in the Unbound anthology on March 5th. The Time Hunters series was a spin-off of Angela’s book Jane’s Warlord, and focused on the time-traveling agents of the Temporal Enforcement Agency.
But even though both established series are wrapping up, there is also a new one to look forward to. Starting next August, Angela will be releasing a new trilogy called The Familiars. The first book doesn’t have an official title as yet, but some details about the new series have been released…
Branwyn Donovan, a war photographer, and her twin sister, Aislyn, a political blogger, work for their brother, Conal, who runs a media empire that’s fast overtaking Fox News in the ratings.
But they’re not your typical TV talking heads. All three are Changelings: the half-breed children of Siobhan Donovan, a beautiful Sidhe rebel who fled the Mageverse centuries ago after a failed attempt to assassinate a despotic fairy king.
Siobhan brought three Familiars with her — shape-shifting creatures of great age and magical ability. Feathered serpent Finvarra, cat creature Danu and hawk shifter Essus dispense magical assistance, sarcasm and frequent doses of guilt to Branwyn, Aislyn, and Conal.
As the trilogy begins, the Familiars discover three other Changelings living on Mortal Earth. Gabriel Taggart is a former Navy SEAL and half-Sidhe warrior, while police detective Kevin Morland has no idea he has magical blood. Meanwhile Changeling Julia Vance has been dodging fairy assassins for years. The Familiars decide all three would make perfect mates for Branwyn, Aislyn and Conal.
But even as the Familiars start their magical matchmaking, the Changelings clash with deadly enemies determined to kill them all.
What did you think of the ending of both the Mageverse and the Time Hunters series? Are you looking forward to the new Familiars? It does sound like a spin-off more than a stand alone, but I will be checking them out.