The much-anticipated follow up to S.J. Kincaid’s The Diabolic comes out later this year. Entertainment Weekly revealed the cover to the second book, titled The Empress, earlier today. Check out the awesome cover below:
Read Kincaid’s thoughts on writing The Empress:
“The Diabolic featured a big story arc that might’ve stretched over several books if I’d planned it as a trilogy from the start, but I decided to go all-out and make a big, action-packed standalone. I was merciless with the characters, and when I wrapped up that first book, I felt really satisfied that I’d finished Nemesis’s story. Then something happened: this idea came to me, all tempting and tantalizing. I tried to resist it, but it just stayed in my head, so I gave a shot to writing a tiny bit — and I couldn’t stop.”
The Empress hits bookstores October 31, 2017.
The thrilling sequel to S.J. Kincaid’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Diabolic that TeenVogue.com called “the perfect kind of high-pressure adventure.”
It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.
But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries—and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress.
Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. He is the love of her life, and they are partners in this new beginning. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it?