Crown Of Starlight: Cover reveal and exclusive look at Cait Corrain's new steamy duology

Crown Of Starlight: Cover reveal and exclusive look at Cait Corrain’s new steamy duology

Monsters, princesses, gods, politics, gods and so much more, Cait Corrain’s Crown Of Starlight is out next year and we reveal the cover PLUS Chapter One of the book!

Greek mythology plays out against the backdrop of a vibrant galactic empire in Cait Corrain’s Crown Of Starlight, the first book of a steamy, snarky, queer duology, reimagining the myth of Ariadne and Dionysus as a space opera of cosmic proportions.

Check out the cover above and keep reading for an exclusive look at Chapter One! But first, here is the official synopsis…

Raised amongst monsters, Ariadne Tholos, Crown Princess of the interstellar Cretan Empire, fears nothing more than becoming one herself. But trapped within the labyrinth of imperial politics and the puritanical restrictions of her father, King-Emperor Minos-and his totalitarian regime of militarized death cultists-she might not have another option. When the chance arises to take her fate into her own  hands, Ariadne seizes it, only to find herself on the run-injured, alone, and in desperate need of a miracle.

Enter Dionysus-the exiled god of wine, madness, and revelry. He needs a Cretan royal to join his cult in order to end his banishment and return home to Olympus. Their meeting is the opportunity he’s been waiting for, but there’s just one problem: the Cretans are heretics, and Ariadne is no exception.

With a vengeful Minos closing in, Ariadne strikes a bargain. She’ll marry Dionysus and “join” his cult. In exchange, he’ll hide her away in the only corner of the galaxy beyond Minos’s reach: Olympus itself. But while Ariadne can handle the deadly politicking of the Olympians, a life of repression has left her unprepared for how powerfully Dionysus’s uninhibited debauchery will call to her darkest desires, and make her question parts of her identity she’s kept locked away her entire life.

We still have until next May to get our greedy little hands on Crown Of Starlight but if you’re anything like us (don’t deny it) and can’t wait until then, we can exclusively reveal Chapter One of the novel right here, using a little magic (kinda) of our own.

Click on the box below to reveal Chapter One of Crown Of Starlight!

Crown of Starlight will published on 14 May, 2024 in hardback for £19.99