Thursday 12 April 2018

Coming soon, and In A Basement in Vienna...

April 24th sees the release of the second in the Nemesis of the Gods trilogy which began with Wrath of the Ancients.

Emeryk Quintillus is back, bringing all his evil with him, infesting the magnificent house that his damned and obsessed spirit will not leave. Here's what to expect:

Legacy In Death
Egypt, 1908

University student Lizzie Charters accompanies her mentor, Dr. Emeryk Quintillus, on the archeological dig to uncover Cleopatra’s tomb. Her presence is required for a ceremony conducted by the renowned professor to resurrect Cleopatra’s spirit—inside Lizzie’s body. Quintillus’s success is short-lived, as the Queen of the Nile dies soon after inhabiting her host, leaving Lizzie’s soul adrift . . . 

Vienna, 2018
Paula Bancroft’s husband just leased Villa Dürnstein, an estate once owned by Dr. Quintillus. Within the mansion are several paintings and numerous volumes dedicated to Cleopatra. But the archeologist’s interest in the Egyptian empress deviated from scholarly into supernatural, infusing the very foundations of his home with his dark fanaticism. And as inexplicable manifestations rattle Paula’s senses, threatening her very sanity, she uncovers the link between the villa, Quintillus, and a woman named Lizzie Charters. 

And a ritual of dark magic that will consume her soul . . .

"Catherine Cavendish can unfailingly be counted on to scare readers senseless as simultaneously we find ourselves totally engrossed with her realistic characters." - The Haunted Reading Room

You can find Waking the Ancients here:

In case you missed it, here are a couple of reviews of Wrath of the Ancients:


“Cavendish has constructed such an elaborate plot—combined with painstaking research into Egyptian mythology—that the fantastical events taking place seem to literally ‘come alive’ on the pages before you.” — 

“Cavendish offers up an atmospheric gothic horror tale that effortlessly blends together history and the supernatural to create an unsettling horror story that will appeal to almost any horror fan.” — 


  1. Having read the first book in this series, despite how chilling it is, I can't wait to get back in that basement x

    1. Thanks Shey. Phil and Paula Bamford, on the other hand, can't wait to get out of there! ;)