The Dinner Party Show
Last summer we learned that Christopher Rice would be releasing The Heavens Rise, his first supernatural novel, this year, and now we have more details on the story’s synopsis, artwork, and release date.
Christopher, son of author Anne Rice and her late husband, poet Stan Rice, who is already a bestselling writer with five novels (mostly thrillers) to his credit, posted the following synopsis and excerpt on the website for his Internet comedy variety series The Dinner Party Show:
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice returns to New Orleans in this supernatural novel featuring a group of teenagers who find themselves with mysterious and dangerous powers.
Deep in the swamps outside of New Orleans, Niquette Delongpre and her family uncover a well on their property—a well that has roots all the way down into the soils of the Mississippi River. A well that brings ancient things to the surface—things that should have stayed buried.
When Niquette is exposed to a small parasite, it triggers in her mysterious and dangerous powers. As she tries to come to grips with these new abilities and what they might mean for her future, she realizes that she is not alone. Someone else, someone who was exposed to the same mysterious parasite during a clandestine visit to the swamp Niquette would rather keep secret, also is discovering his new talents, and he’s not as nice as she is…
“My name is Niquette Delongpre and on the night before my mother’s forty-seventh birthday, my entire family vanished without a trace. Everyone assumed the swamp swallowed them. They were wrong. The real story begins weeks earlier, in the very soil of the place we called Elysium, which means ‘final resting place for the heroic and virtuous.’ An ironic name, given that the secret unearthed there has the potential to change the course of human history.”
The Heavens Rise will be released on October 15th, which, ironically enough, is the same day his mother’s sequel to The Wolf Gift, The Wolves of Midwinter, arrives. Check out the cover art for The Heavens Rise below, and be sure to pre-order your copy from the EvilShop.
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