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BLOOD OF INNOCENTS – The sequel to the Aurealis award-winning novel by Mitchell Hogan

The sequel to the Aurealis award-winning novel

Blood of Innocents by Mitchell Hogan

“At the end of A Crucible of Souls you will have questions that need answers . . . how soon can I get the sequel?”

-Good Reading



Anasoma, jewel of the Mahruse Empire, has fallen.

As orphaned, monk-raised Caldan and his companions flee the city, leaving behind their hopes for a new beginning, horrors from the time of the Shattering begin to close in.

With Miranda’s mind broken by forbidden sorcery, Caldan does the unthinkable to save her: he breaks the most sacrosanct laws of the Protectors. But when the emperor’s warlocks arrive to capture him, Caldan realizes that his burgeoning powers may be more of a curse than a blessing, and the enemies assailing the empire may be rivalled by more sinister forces within. And soon, the blood of innocents may be on Caldan’s own hands.



‘Any fan of the Fantasy genre will love this novel, as will anyone who enjoys epic storytelling, complex characters, or just getting the chance to read something that stands far above the norm’


‘The story is strong and the writing style simple but assured as a promising new series begins’

Daily Telegraph


‘…a solid fantasy debut’

-Canberra Times




When he was eleven, Mitchell Hogan was given The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to read, and a love of fantasy novels was born.

When he couldn’t stand putting off his dream anymore, Mitchell quit his job and finished the first draft of A Crucible of Souls. It won the 2013 Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel and was listed as one of the Best New Series by Audible for 2014. Mitchell lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife, Angela, and daughter, Isabelle.

Mitchell Hogan is available for interview.


December 7, 2015


BLOOD OF INNOCENTS – The sequel to the Aurealis award-winning novel by Mitchell Hogan


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