The Spawn of Spiracy is every bit the successor to the Jealousy of Jalice; the world expands in every direction, the world bigger, the characters familiar. Without needing to really mention it, Nolan Bailey is a great writer, the pages atmospheric, drawing me in once more. The world is rich, and there’s plenty new problems for our cast: the Sachem is banished, but the danger not gone. And there’s an experimental Dokojin that might be the answer. Though, somehow, Spiracy is loose.
Jesse Nolan Bailey
Hello everyone! Thanks for tuning into my stop on the Escapist Book Tour of The Spawn of Spiracy by Jesse Nolan Bailey. I’m so excited to be part of this tour and can’t wait to share this with you! Below, you will find information about the book and author, along with an excerpt from the novel itself and an opportunity to win a hardcover copy of your own.
The Jealousy of Jalice has been on my TBR for a long time now. Even before it was updated with the snazzy new cover that you see on the print edition now, I was drawn to the decidedly darker, original, cover. The promise made by the original cover, more so than the updated one, is that of a dark and terrifying story. I am happy to say that it delivered on that promise and then some!
Every scene was fresh and each turn of the page brought some new creature, new horror, or new mystery to be solved. I was not left wanting as I read, as each challenge the characters faced was intense and exciting. The stakes were never lowered and lives were always on the line.
Vivid in its description, bloody and brutal in its execution, the Jealousy of Jalice is a horror of a book that begs you read on. Jesse manages to paint a picture of a complex world without the first few pages, adding to that conflict which spans backwards by years and all while pushing the story forward: Jalice has been kidnapped. But don’t f*** with Jalice.
Author Q&A with Jesse Nolan Bailey as part of the Escapist Tours blog tour.