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A Novel (Descendants of the House of Bathory #2)

Tosca Lee


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Digital Audiobook (5/1/2017)
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From New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee comes the much-anticipated, high-speed sequel to The Progeny, about the powerful descendants of Elizabeth Bathory, the most prolific serial killer of all time.

Face-to-face with her past, Audra Ellison now knows the secret she gave up everything—including her memory—to protect. A secret made vulnerable by her rediscovery, and so powerful neither the Historian nor the traitor Prince Nikola will ever let her live to keep it.

With Luka in the Historian’s custody and the clock ticking down on his life, Audra only has one impossible chance: find and kill the Historian and end the centuries old war between the Progeny and Scions at last—all while running from the law and struggling to control her growing powers.

With the help of a heretic monk and her Progeny friends Claudia, Piotrek, and Jester, Audra will risk all she holds dear in a final bid to save them all and put her powers to the ultimate test. Love, action, and stunning revelation reign in this thrilling conclusion to The Progeny.

Praise For Firstborn: A Novel (Descendants of the House of Bathory #2)

"The Queen of psychological twists, Tosca Lee weaves a supernatural tale of a world you wish were a part of. Progeny is the kind of story that takes over your dreams and Firstborn takes over your life. “
— NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Steena Holmes

"Intense and riveting... Absolutely relentless from the first page to last. Tosca Lee is a master at the craft."
— J.D. Barker, bestselling author of Forsaken

"More thrills with a Christian fiction edge." 
— Library Journal

“An intricately woven tale that is intriguing and romantic, I literally couldn’t put it down.”
— Jennifer L. Armentrout # 1 New York Times bestselling author

“Tosca Lee is a masterful storyteller who has created a rich and engaging tale of adventure, mystery, and loyalty in the face of perpetual betrayal, which kept me on edge from the first page until the last."
— Jobie Hughes, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Dark, tense, and gripping, The Progeny by Tosca Lee has all the ingredients thriller fans crave."
— Joe Moore, international bestselling co-author of The Blade and The Tomb

“Gifted storyteller Tosca Lee artfully weaves an intriguing centuries-old legend into an absorbing, fast-paced supernatural thriller. The Progeny strikes a perfect balance of mystery, adrenaline, and romance. I devoured it in a day.”
— Laura McHugh, award-winning author of The Weight of Blood

“A brilliant read and a thrilling ride—all the more fantastic because it is set in the real world and based on historic facts and secrets. Anyone could be a Progeny. Even you.”
— Michael Napoliello, Radar Pictures

"Lee is a phenomenal talent known for bringing history to the present, making it exciting and relevant while never forgetting that love is the ultimate motivator. Think Da Vinci Code meets The Blacklist.”
— Lissa Price, international bestselling author of Starters and Enders

“Tosca puts the thrill into thriller. Be warned: once you start this book, it’s impossible to put down!”

— Maria V. Snyder, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Study

“One killer story… a roller-coaster ride that picked up speed, racing to the gasp-out-loud conclusion.”
— Ronie Kendig, bestselling author

“Twisting and chilling… a headlong, haunting thrill. With action and romance in spades, this is one to read.”
— Kate Brauning, author of How We Fall

“With each chapter of The Progeny, I became a bigger fan of Tosca’s! Wow! What a ride. Tosca has done it again.”
— Randy Goodwin, actor/director, The Vampire Diaries and The Job

"Tosca Lee's The Progeny delivers a riveting ride from page one. Historical codes, serial killers, and whirlwind global travel just begin to frame this tale. I galloped through the book and at the end wanted more. Sequel please?!"
— Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and Fox News legal analyst

Praise for The Progeny:

Howard Books, 9781476798677, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2017

About the Author

Tosca Lee is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of The ProgenyFirstbornIscariotThe Legend of ShebaDemon: A MemoirHavah: The Story of Eve, and the Books of Mortals series with New York Times bestseller Ted Dekker. She received her BA in English and International Relations from Smith College. A lifelong adventure traveler, Tosca makes her home in the Midwest with her husband and children.