Back in February I got to interview the lovely Valerie Day-Sanchez, the writer of Harlow Whittaker & The Soothsayers - an original and vividly-imagined mix of paranormal and normal-normal (hint: go read).
The last four months have flown by, and personally, I wish I could report that I'd won the lottery; qualified for the dressage nationals; and/or met Michael Fassbender (yes please). Ok, I digress...
Valerie has been much more productive with her time, as she revealed this weekend on her blog, part two has finally been released! So after months of waiting for the conclusion of "The Soothsayers", which left us on that shocking cliff-hanger where Harlow and- right, no spoilers.
So please welcome Harlow Whittaker & The Apprentice.
Two weeks ago nineteen year old Harlow Whittaker discovered that being able to travel to different worlds, while she slept wasn’t just a weird secret that she had hidden since she was a child. In fact it meant that she was extraordinarily special. She was the first human soothsayer, the savior of the worlds.
After abandoning her world and surviving the treacherous journey to Carnelian Comba, where she was finally united with fellow soothsayers. She has little time to recuperate from her imprisonment by her attacker, because just as she sits at the round table with the council members they realize they are under attack.
Once again there is no time to waste, in order to survive, Harlow must leave Carnelian Comba. As Harlow begins to discover who she is, as she leads her army, she realizes that seeing the future while she sleeps was only the beginning.
Unfortunately as her own abilities grow so are those of her enemy, whoever that may be. To make matters even worse, unlike last time Harlow does not have Larken by her side. He has been asked by the Soothsayers Council to discover the identity of their opponent.
As Larken travels the worlds searching for the person that is responsible for the mutant Shadow Reapers and torture of clones Harlow becomes more in danger.
Will Harlow be able to master her abilities in time for the impending battle? Will Larken be able to find their mystery attacker? One thing is for sure, life as the worlds’ inhabitants know it is going to be forever changed.