Indie author Lou Yardley is taking further steps into her monstrous dark fantasy world of Venari with her new novella “Creep”.
Creep is a loose prequel to her novel, Banished, which was released last year. Dealing with the origin story of Angus Rutland, one of the characters featured in Banished, it also introduces us to goblins, a cast of entertaining characters, a seemingly ageless Queen, and a whole host of lies and betrayal. While “Banished” was set in the small village of Elkbury, Creep takes us to Red Fern, a sprawling medieval-esque city where all manner of undesirable things hide in the shadows.
Creep is set to be released this summer with the release date to coincide with that of Yardley’s next novel, Everfrost.
Lou had this to say about the books:
“Creep is a loose prequel to Banished, and Everfrost is a loose sequel to Banished. There are characters and places that pop up frequently throughout all three books, but you should be able to enjoy each book on its own. You can also read them in any order.”
Earlier this week, the cover-art for this novella was revealed. Once again, Lou Yardley has enlisted the help of artist Neil Fraser who is also working on the cover-art for Everfrost.
In other news, “Banished” is moving into Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited from 19th April. If you’d like to grab a non-Amazon eBook, please head to Lou Yardley’s Ko-Fi store where the ePub is available until Sunday 18th April. After that, you’ll be able to enjoy “Banished” for free as part of your KU subscription.
The next Venari series, “The Rise of the Fool”, is currently being written by the four goblins in a trench-coat who masquerade as Lou Yardley. This series will follow on directly from the events in “Everfrost.”