Hardcover, 429 pages Published August 11th, 2016 by Harper Voyager
Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.
Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.
But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.
The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.
The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.
The Mysterious Stranger: Honestly, I'd love to get my hands on a copy of this book. I knew Kristoff as a budding author a few years ago, him coming into the bookstore I used to work at to sign copies of his books. It's great to see local talent being recognised internationally, and Kristoff has certainly worked hard to be where he is. This is an author you should support wholeheartedly. Oh, and he writes excellent books too.