The Wicked

The Wicked Cover

The Wicked

By Douglas Nicholas

Atria Books, Paperback, 9781451660241, 348pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2014

Description
The mesmerizing and highly anticipated sequel to "Something Red" transports readers to the harsh and enchanting world of thirteenth-century England, where a group of unlikely heroes battles an ancient evil.
A thrilling and intoxicating journey to a land of legend, where nothing is quite as it seems. . . .
Something evil has come to reside in a castle by the chill waters of the North Sea: men disappear and are found as horribly wizened corpses, knights ride out and return under an enchantment that dulls their minds. Both the townspeople and the court under Sir Odinell's protection live in fear, terrorized by forces beyond human understanding. But rumors of a wise woman blessed with mysterious powers also swirl about the land. The call goes forth, and so it comes to be that young apprentice Hob and his adopted family exiled Irish queen Molly, her granddaughter Nemain, and warrior Jack Brown are pitted against a malevolent nobleman and his beautiful, wicked wife.
Richly set in the inns, courts, and countryside of thirteenth-century northwest England, "The Wicked" is a darkly spun masterpiece that will leave fans of epic fantasy thirsty for more.


About the Author
Douglas Nicholas is an award-winning poet, whose work has appeared in numerous poetry journals, and the author of four previous books, including "Something Red" and "Iron Rose", a collection of poems inspired by New York City. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley with his wife Theresa and Yorkshire terrier Tristan.