THE CHAIN OF EYES - Tainted Cabal book 2 - news

It seems I was too hasty when, on the spur of the moment, I decided to set up a pre-order for THE CHAIN OF EYES, The Tainted Cabal book 2 — sequel to Revenant Winds.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 situation where I live has escalated. Schools have been closed for two months, and it’s likely they’re remain closed until November/December. As a result I have two young girls who are now at home 24/7 and need to be home schooled, kept amused, exercised, and consoled.

After much consideration, I’ve decided to cancel the pre-order for THE CHAIN OF EYES. The book won’t be ready by December, and it’s too hard to predict when it will be ready, which I’d need to do to implement a delay rather than a cancellation.

This means that Amazon will penalise my account, and I’ll be unable to set up pre-orders for 12 months. So the next new release or two will go straight to released status. When I have updates I’ll post here and on social media.

I hope everyone’s staying safe.




  1. ahimsa42 says:

    Mitchell-no updates in almost 4 months and i was wondering when there will be some news about the release of the 5th Necro Key book & perhaps secret project #1?


    • MitchellH says:

      The fifth and final Necromancer’s Key book will be out next year. It’s difficult to narrow down when, due to editors and agents schedules and workloads, etc. There should be news on my secret project in the first half of next year. Unfortunately the publishing industry is extremely slow.

  2. Don says:

    Hello, love the Necromancer Ney Series, listened to it all on audible in about 2 weeks. Didn’t know you had more series, I was curious if/how they were all related. I tried following along the blog posts but was having trouble finding a solid answer. Looking forward to the final book!

    • MitchellH says:

      Glad to hear you’re enjoying The Necromancer’s Key series, and thank you for letting me know! My first series, The Sorcery Ascendant Sequence, is set in a different world to my other books. The Necromancer’s Key series, The Infernal Guardian series, Revenant Winds, and Raven: Reawakening, are all set in the world of Wiraya (with tidal sorcery). The series are set at different times, but there is the occasional cameo from a longer lived character or two.
      Take care and stay safe,

  3. Ted Bertot says:

    Mitchell, I have enjoyed ever book you have written and look forward to each new book. How can I purchase a copy of Chain of Eyes? I have been looking on Amazon to order it and the link never works.

    • MitchellH says:

      Sorry for the late reply. I’ve had to delay Chain of Eyes until I finish the final book of the Necromancer’s Key series, so it’s not available to buy yet.

  4. Marcus says:

    I’d love another update on tainted cabal second book. I love that first book so much and the way it ends just has had me in anticipation for almost five years

    • MitchellH says:

      A sequel is in the works (and is halfway done), hopefully you won’t be waiting too much longer!

  5. Kara says:

    Hi Mitchell

    Wondering which book comes next? I’ve read all that are published and awaiting your new releases.


    • MitchellH says:

      Hi Kara,

      Glad to hear you’re enjoying my books! Next release will be book 5 of The Necromancer’s Key series, most likely followed by a secret project, then Revenant Winds 2.


  6. Ashley says:

    About to start the Necromancer’s Key and wondering when the last will be released. Thank you!

    • MitchellH says:

      Hi! The fifth and final book should be released in around 2-3 months. It’s done, just waiting on Audible to do the audiobook.

  7. Zak Perryman says:

    Was really looking forward to many of your next in the series titles. My favorite is Infernal Guardian. But you have been really quiet lately after a torrent of titles. Any updates for your fans? Cheers.

  8. MitchellH says:

    Hi! The fifth and final book of The Necromancer’s Key should be released in around 2-3 months. It’s done, just waiting on Audible to do the audiobook. Then I’m working on a few projects, just not sure which will be the next to be released.

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