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Creator Mai Corland to Publish Sequel to ‘5 Damaged Blades’ (Unique)theinsiderinsight

Followers of the New York Occasions bestselling novel Five Broken Blades are in for a deal with — creator Mai Corland is writing a sequel.

PEOPLE can solely reveal that the creator will publish a sequel to the novel. Four Ruined Realms will likely be revealed by Entangled Publishing early subsequent 12 months.

“From worldwide bestseller lists to indie workers picks, I’m so grateful to each reader who has picked up 5 Damaged Blades,” Corland tells PEOPLE. “I’m thrilled to proceed the sequence with the completely beautiful cowl, artwork and edges for 4 Ruined Realms. Our killers proceed on their quests for freedom and revenge however the lies have solely simply begun.”

‘4 Ruined Realms’ by Mai Corland.

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Corland’s debut 5 Damaged Blades hit #3 on the New York Occasions bestseller listing in Might 2024, and is considered one of this summer season’s most anticipated books on TikTok. The novel takes place within the mysterious land of Yusan, the place the nation’s 5 most harmful liars are mysteriously summoned with one goal: to kill the nation’s ruler, god king Joon.

The king is ready to die by the hands of the assassins — together with successful man on the seek for atonement, a killer in search of freedom and a prince who was beforehand banished for a horrible crime. And whereas all 5 killers can agree on eliminating their goal, they need to study to belief one another first if they’re to perform something.

4 Ruined Realms picks off the place the final e-book left off, and can embrace a narrative by which “the lies are larger and the plots extra treacherous when your favourite backstabbers return,” per the e-book’s official description.

Mai Corland.

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Corland beforehand spoke about writing her debut with Publishers Weekly, and touched upon a number of the advantages and challenges that got here with writing 5 Damaged Blades.

“With six narrators, I’ve been capable of discover love, friendship, quests and intrigue in a method that might not be thought-about romantasy however is deeply romantic,” the creator stated. “I like the thrill that comes from not one of the characters being assured a contented ending, which I believe offers extra flexibility as an creator and results in rigidity for the reader.”

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Four Ruined Realms will likely be revealed on Jan. 7, 2025 and is now obtainable for preorder, wherever books are bought.

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