On July 18, Orbit will publish my dark fantasy novel, ONE OF US. Today, I’m very excited to announce Orbit will also publish my next novel, OUR WAR, in 2019.
The next American civil war isn’t between Red and Blue states or North against South. It is president versus Congress, Right versus Left, rural versus urban, nationalism versus globalization. Warring cultures and conflicting dreams.
On Ava Miller’s ninth birthday, President Marsh refuses to leave office following his impeachment. As the country slides toward war, her family flees to Indianapolis, which falls under siege. A year later, she becomes a child soldier in a citizen militia while her brother Alex is forced to fight for the other side.
Ava’s war changes all it touches. A UNICEF worker who must conquer her fears to do what’s right. A cynical reporter who takes a stand. A militia sergeant who comes to recognize humanity in those he hates. And Alex, who must make the ultimate choice behind the trigger.
Torn from today’s headlines, this powerful, prescient tale describes the horror of a second American civil war. A savage war, a war without winners. Our war.
Publishing about 60 titles each year, Orbit U.S. is the sci-fi/fantasy imprint at Hachette Book Group U.S.A., with authors including M.R. Carey, Joe Abercrombie and Iain M. Banks. Plans for OUR WAR are still preliminary, but the intent right now is to publish it in hardcover, likely in summer 2019, and then trade paperback. I’ve already seen the first cover design, and it’s a stunner.
Very exciting for me, it still feels like a dream. I’m very fortunate to be able to work with a quality company like Orbit.