With the release of Kalona’s Fall just around the corner, St. Martin’s has wasted no time releasing teasers keep us company while we wait. Kalona’s fall is a novella based off the story of Kalona’s past before he became a nuisance in the Zoey Redbird’s life.
FROM WARRIOR AND LOVER TO ENEMY AND BETRAYER, THE TERRIBLE SECRETS OF KALONA’S PAST ARE REVEALED He was laughing with her as he spread his wings and lifted her from the ground, twirling her. Nyx gasped and clutched his neck. Kalona tightened his arms around her. “Trust me, Goddess. I would never let you fall.”
From the Sun and from the Moon, two winged brothers are born: golden Erebus, playmate and friend, and mysterious Kalona, Warrior and lover, companions of the Goddess Nyx.
From the first, Nyx loves them both deeply, but differently. With Erebus, she can talk and laugh and dance, and take joy in the games he plays among the humans of the Earth. With Kalona, the fire in her body burns bright, and she can rest in the solace of his strength and protection. But for Kalona, Nyx’s nights are not enough. Every second he is not with her he is filled with doubt and longing, and every time he fails to please her, he cannot forgive himself. Ruled by anger and jealousy of his brother, and consumed by his love for his Goddess, Kalona seeks the power to prove his worth, and to claim once and for all that Nyx eternally belongs to him.
And at the edges of the Earth, a Darkness is stirring, waiting for its chance, for the doorway in through a heart that it knows will welcome it…
-Kalona’s Fall, P.C. Cast. Synopsis from Amazon.com
The House of Night Facebook page released a handful of passages in their normal image format St. Martins use in their teasers for this series. All passages can be seen in the slideshow included in this article.
Another kind of teaser that has been released is the artwork from the novella. St. Martins held a vote to decide which piece of artwork would be given away in a contest giving the fans a view of some of the beautiful artwork included in the novel.
You can view other passages released at houseofnightseries.com including the one below.
In shock, Mother Earth watched as two godlings, fashioned from the joining of the sky and the moon, and the sun and the moon, lifted their faces, and gazed with utter adoration at their Goddess.
“They have wings!” Nyx exclaimed.
“And there are two of them,” Mother Earth said, furrowing her brow in consternation. “Nyx, this did not go exactly as I had planned.”
“I think they are perfect!” said the Goddess.
The latest teaser is an audible teaser from the audiobook from Macmillan Audio. The clip is available HERE at Soundcloud.com.
Kalona’s fall will be available in stores next week, July 29, 2014. The last novel, Redeemed, in the long-standing series is set to release October 14, 2014. You can preorder a signed copy of both books as well as previous books at the House of Night Shop.