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Will there be new books in 2022?

Will there be new books from Jamie Poole Books this year? I'm happy to announce the answer is Yes, Two!

Destiny of the Departed, which follows The Courtship of Brett Poole, will make its debut in paperback. And in eBook format, Doyle Dalton's Diary will also be released.

Doyle Dalton's diary was first mentioned in Tome of Tubal-Cain when it was discovered in Burt Dalton's safe during a robbery. Every book following has quoted it or referenced it. It has been responsible for driving the series story arc in a major way. To this point only small snippets have been revealed. Part of this is because much of his diary is written in a cryptic and unknown language. Now it has been translated in full with all its mysteries revealed. Because of this, we will spend some future blogs exploring a lead up to the book's release. We will even explore Doyle Dalton's house. That's what's in the picture above. This is the writing desk where he wrote or rewrote much of his diary.

Both books are expected in the second half of the year. Release dates will be made available when we get closer. Subscribe, if you haven't already, at Jamie Poole Books to keep up to date on new books and new events.

This blog will introduce you to Destiny of the Departed:

Jamie Poole must stop the murder of hundreds of innocent people: A crime that happened almost 1500 years before her birth. An impossible request, and yet she saw no alternative but to figure out how to do it.

She grew up hearing the Voices of the Dead. Their primal rant, she said, clashed somewhere between a Gregorian chant and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody on high speed. They begged, pleaded, and demanded she intervene. She’d tried to ignore them, but they refused to stop. They’d haunted her head and left her questioning her sanity.

Despite when these people died, Jamie knew them. They were Eliyana’s people. Several years ago, and before the Voices came, a twelve year-old Jamie and her dad had unintentionally resurrected Eliyana the Druidess. Everything changed when you resurrect a Druidess. In her defense that had been an accident. Since then Eliyana had returned to her people, vowing as she departed back in Time, to rescue them. She’d learned details, including time and date, of an earthquake that would destroy their island home. Confidently, she believed she could evacuate them before their island exploded.

Despite this knowledge, she’d failed.

Somewhere in her teens, Jamie came to realize why Eliyana failed. The Voices added another layer to their plea. Someone had crossed back and thwarted their rescue. They held firmly to the fact they shouldn’t have died in the explosion. It seemed odd that the Dead could know how they should have died—as if there were parallel worlds where something went wrong in one.

That someone had rewritten Time.

Despite the time span between the crime and when Jamie lived, they expected her to fix things leaving her feeling more than overwhelmed. Did she know who this “someone” was? Fingers pointed at Tristan.

Tristan was an enigma. What did he hope to accomplish by harming these people? At first she’d assumed the name was merely part of a catchy curse her dad said when he was angry. Her dad held a dark secret close to his chest. “It’s all connected—Dad, Tristan, Eliyana and her people, even me. I just don’t know how,” she said.

Jamie wondered, “What sort of monster changes Time? Will I be equally a monster if I try to fix Time? If I am to help the Dead, I must travel to when everything happened. Voices of the Dead begged for help. I can no longer ignore them.”

Last summer during a supernatural storm, Jamie received a sword that existed outside Time. Lumen was bestowed upon her to aid the Dead and protect her world from the wrong things crossing from the Otherworld. It would enable her to travel in Time.

To save Eliyana’s people, Jamie must risk everything. Can Jamie reconcile with that as she tries not to rip the fabric of Time? The weight of responsibility becomes more than she can bear.

She will make mistakes. The lessons will be critical but costly. Is she prepared to live with that?


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