A new religion is rising, gathering followers drawn by rumors of prophetess Jane Oden. Her sister Cinzia—once a Cantic priestess—is by her side, but fears that Jane will lead them to ruin. For both the Church and the Nazaniin assassins are still on their trail, and much worse may come. Knot, his true nature now revealed if not truly understood, is haunted by his memories, and is not the ally he once was. Astrid travels to Tinska to find answers for her friend, but the child-like vampire has old enemies who have been waiting for her return. And beyond the Blood Gate in the empire of Roden, a tiellan woman finds herself with a new protector. One who wants to use her extraordinary abilities for his own ends…

DARK IMMOLATION is the second novel in the Chaos Queen Quintet, and is available for pre-order now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, and many other booksellers!


Pulled from the frozen waters of the Gulf of Nahl, stuck with arrows and near to death, Knot has no memory of who he was. But his dreams are dark, and he can kill a man with terrifying ease. Winter, a tiellan woman whose people have long been oppressed by humans, is married to and abandoned by Knot on the same day, when robed assassins attack their wedding. Her nascent magical abilities will lead her to a deadly addiction—and phenomenal power. And Cinzia, priestess and true believer, has returned to her home city to find that her own sister is leading a heretical rebellion. A rebellion that only the inquisition can crush... Their fates will intertwine, in a land where magic and demons are believed dead, but dark forces still vie for power.

Duskfall is the first novel in the Chaos Queen Quintet, and is available now from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powell's, iBooks, and Kobo.

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About Christopher

Christopher Husberg grew up in Eagle River, Alaska, where he did not live in an igloo, so don’t bother asking about it. He enjoyed hiking and camping in the Last Frontier, but only during the three and a half months when there wasn’t snow on the ground. The rest of the year provided ample opportunities to play Warcraft, Starcraft, and Final Fantasy, and read stories by J.R.R. Tolkien, Brian Jacques, Roald Dahl, Susan Cooper, and T.A. Barron. In high school he transitioned to authors like Robert Jordan and George R.R. Martin, where he fell in love with Westeros, like, a whole decade before it was cool.

Chris first dreamed of being a writer in elementary school when he tried his hand at Redwall fan fiction. He failed miserably, and might have given up right there if his parents hadn’t fed him an assemblage of vaguely Seussian lines about places he might go, butter battles he might fight, and virescent cuisine he might consume (but mainly that first thing about going places). But his Final Fantasy fan fiction in middle school wasn’t much better, and when he tried writing his own novel in high school he decided it was way too hard and played a lot of video games and pretended to snowboard instead, though his obsession with writing continued festering in the recesses of his mind.

Chris enrolled at BYU as an English major and fell into the world of ballroom dancing. He graduated in 2009 and promptly took a year off from school where he worked as a ballroom dance instructor at a local studio and finished the first draft of Duskfall.

In 2010 Chris was accepted into BYU’s MFA Creative Writing program, taking fiction, non-fiction, YA lit, and theory classes, focussing mostly on short fiction writing. He somehow managed to convince the English Department to let him teach some composition and creative writing courses as part of the program, and took every opportunity to terrorize college freshman and beginning writers with pleasure.

While Chris learned about the art of writing from his MFA, he learned about the business and the craft by taking classes from Brandon Sanderson, author of the Mistborn series and the Stormlight Archive. With Brandon’s help, Chris realized that he could do what he loved and maybe even make a living at it if he put in the proverbial blood, sweat, and tears. Living that dream is working out well for him so far.

Chris currently lives in Provo, Utah, where he spends his time writing, reading, writing, hiking, writing, playing video games, and hanging out with his wife, Rachel, and daughter, Buffy. When the writing gets tough, he considers resorting to another master’s degree, or heaven forbid a PhD, at whatever university will let him concentrate on gender and pop-culture studies in the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer...but then he remembers how much he loves what he does, and writes some more.

2017 Appearances

16-18 February Life, the Universe, and Everything - My Schedule Provo, UT
2-5 March Emerald City Comic Con - My Schedule Seattle, WA
8-10 June Fyrecon Layton, UT
20 June Dark Immolation Release Party! - Weller Book Works
Salt Lake City, UT
July Dark Immolation and Witchy Eye Book Tour! PNW
Monday 10 July - Mysterious Galaxy Books - San Diego, CA
Tuesday 11 July - Borderlands Books - San Francisco, CA
Wednesday 12 July - Reader's Guide Bookstore - Salem, OR
Wednesday 12 July - The Book Bin - Salem, OR
Thursday 13 July - Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing - Portland, OR
Friday 14 July - University Bookstore - Seattle, WA
Saturday 15 July - The Rediscovered Bookshop - Boise, ID
2 August Reading/Signing London, UK
9-13 August Worldcon Helsinki, Finland
17-20 August Gen Con Indianapolis, IN
September Dark Immolation Book Tour Part 2! UT, NV, AZ, CA
Details and Locations TBA
21-23 September Salt Lake Comic Con Salt Lake City, UT
2-5 November World Fantasy Convention San Antonio, TX