Chains and Memory: A Sequel to Lies and Prophecy

Long-time BVC readers may recall Lies and Prophecy, the urban fantasy I published in 2012 (and its prequel novelette, “Welcome to Welton”). Today I’m delighted to announce a Kickstarter project for the sequel, Chains and Memory!

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The world of the Wilders series is the near future of an alternate history: a version of our own reality in which people began manifesting psychic powers in the late twentieth century. For most people this begins at puberty, but wilders are born with their gifts — long before they can learn to master them. Chains and Memory digs into the systems used to control wilders, and the sacrifice of a few for the good of the many.

Over on Kickstarter, the rewards on offer include various book bundles, behind-the-scenes access during the drafting of Chains and Memory, t-shirts, tarot card readings, a reproduction of the original draft of Lies and Prophecy, and even the chance to be a character in the sequel! Check out the project page for information on these things and more. I’m thrilled to be putting this in motion at last!



About Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for inspiration. She recently misapplied her professors' hard work to the short novel Driftwood and Turning Darkness Into Light, a sequel to the Hugo Award-nominated Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent. She is the author of several other series, over sixty short stories, and the New Worlds series of worldbuilding guides; as half of M.A. Carrick, she has written The Mask of Mirrors, first in the Rook and Rose trilogy. For more information, visit, Twitter @swan_tower, or her Patreon.


Chains and Memory: A Sequel to Lies and Prophecy — 4 Comments

  1. I too liked both the first book and the prequel, and look forward to the sequel.
    I wanted to donate my ten dollars on Kickstarter, but apparently I need a facebook account for that? It’s the first time I tried, so maybe I did something wrong.
    It looks as though the Kickstarter campaign is doing well, so I guess I’ll just be a certain sale on BVC when it comes out. My last name is ridiculously difficult to spell or read for any English-language person anyway, so maybe it’s better not to have to put it on your supporters page 😉 but I wanted to add my bit of encouragement and say I’m glad you want to continue the story.

    • You should be able to back it with an Amazon account instead of Facebook — I’m not on Facebook myself, and I’ve backed several projects. If that doesn’t work for you, though, drop me an email (marie {dot} brennan {at} gmail {dot} com), and we can work something out. I’ve already had one person who boycotts both Amazon *and* Facebook Paypal me her pledge.

      As for the name, heh: if I can manage eleven letters of Polish or fourteen of Swiss German (both of which are in my immediate family), I have confidence I can manage yours. If nothing else, cut-and-paste works wonders. 😉