Sep 19 2013 4:27pm

And the Next Immortals After Dark Couple is...Lanthe/Thronos!

Kiss of a Demon King by Kresley ColeFans have been waiting ever since the release of MacRieve in July for the announcement of the next Immortals After Dark couple. Now the wait is over and the new couple is Lanthe and Thronos! Here's what Kresley Cole had to say about the project on her Facebook:

Tentative pub date is next spring. You’re going to see how they met and how they came to be enemies (their childhood scenes make me tear up every time I read them). As a whole, be prepared for Sorceri sexiness, Vrekener possessiveness, and cameos from some of your favorite characters.

As for Nïx, she will definitely get her own story, but it'll come toward the end of the series, most likely the very last IAD book (which is nowhere in sight) More news to come!

This couple has been waiting in the wings (pun always intended) for quite some time. We got to know Lanthe in her sister Sabine's book, Kiss of a Demon King and then again while she was held in the Order prison with other Immortals, but now we'll finally have her story. Her hero we've only met and heard about in passing. Thronos is one of the Vrekeners, angelic looking creatures who kill Sorceri (whether they're evil or not) and are their natural enemies. Since Cole is fond of pairing up opposites, it's no surprise that these two are fated for each other. The last we saw of the pair, Thronos was carrying Lanthe out of the Order prison as it was destroyed only to have his, hopefully, wicked ways with her. Thronos is also a scarred hero—both inside and out we can reckon—from Melanthe. This couple might just need a little Lore-style counseling!

What else do you want to know about this new couple? What are you looking forward to most? Look for their book in early 2014.

The IAD news comes after, Kresley Cole's earlier announcment about a super secret project that she's been working on—an erotica series featuring a former prize-fighter-turned-mob-enforcer and the mob boss's long-lost daughter.

Fellow Cole fans, what do you say?

For more Kresley Cole, be sure to check out H&H's Kresley Cole Collection, which includes fun posts about IAD worldbuildingspeculation about Nix's perfect match, and more.

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Lege Artis
1. LegeArtis
I'm so happy, I was dying for their story. Honestly, if she said it's any other couple I think I would be little mad...
Glass Slipper
2. GlassSlipper
It's about time! I've wanted to read their story since Kiss of a Demon King.

I don't really like erotica, but that series sounds really good. She said that it would be many times more erotic than the IAD series, which is hard for me to imagine. I'll keep an eye on it.
Jennifer Proffitt
3. JenniferProffitt
@LegeArtis, I know! I've been speculating on the next couple for a while and I knew there would be a revolt in the fandom if she didn't make Lanthe and Thronos the next couple--their intro was 7 books ago!

@GlassSlipper, while I would have loved a book after Kiss of a Demon King, obviously we needed the Order Prison stuff to set up Lanthe a little more and I think with learning more about Vrekeners in the other books we'll appreciate their relationship and struggles even more! With that being said IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!! Lol.

As Kresley said on her site though, her publishing model is she'd rather be late than sorry and I 100% agree. Better right than right away.
Patricia Wilkerson
4. Proofreaderpat
I'm eagerly awaiting this book,even though I was looking forward to Munroe's story after MacRieve. Ms.Cole is ever unpredictable.
Jennifer Proffitt
5. JenniferProffitt
@Proofreaderpat, I learned quickly after starting IAD to just trust in Kresley. Plus, as I've said before, I think there would have been a revolt had she not done Lanthe and Thronos next. Waiting for Munro will be worth it though. Tom Hiddleston taught me earlier this week that delayed gratification makes it so much better:
Jennifer Proffitt
7. JenniferProffitt
@Proofreaderpat, I just tweeted the video and Megan Frampton made the one with Henry Cavill a Morning Coffee earlier this week--that's how I found this gem!
Stephanie Fredrick
8. Steph F.
So happy about this. I was really hoping they would be next. Its going to be an emotional book though.
Jennifer Proffitt
9. JenniferProffitt
@Steph F., definitely agree! KC said she would be including a lot of their "origin story" if you will, like their past, how they met, etc., etc. I'm VERY excited!
Amy Jackson
11. Catina16
I have to say I was intersting about Lanthe when I first read about her in Kiss of a Demon king . Plus she and Thronos met long time ago and they both are going be compelling to read about.
Jennifer Proffitt
12. JenniferProffitt
@Catina16, we also started to learn more about the Vrekner's in the Immortals After Dark: The Dacian's first book, and maybe again in MacRieve. So I'm excited for this!
13. Catina16
@JenniferProffitt Oh ya you're right we then but in MacRieve's story they're not talking about them two besides his brother Munro who i'm dying has book after Lanthe and Thronos.
Jennifer Proffitt
14. JenniferProffitt
Yeah, we haven't heard much about Lanthe and Thronos since Thronos carried her off as the Order prison delved into chaos. I'm also dying for Munro's book, and have had many convos about what his mate could be. Can't wait!
I am wondering if we will ever read the story of Phenix! After she disappeared in king LEO's private rooms!!! I am dying to know about NIX!!!!!
Jennifer Proffitt
16. JenniferProffitt
Well hold on, @FANOFNIX, Kresley said in her latest newsletter that Nix will feature heavily in Dark Sky. While her book will be the last in the series (or near to the end) she said it WILL come.
17. Misty Sandoval
I need to know what happens to Munro Im dying here!!! AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!
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