Amid the urban fantasy boom of the mid aughts, there were few series as reliable (or as popular) as Carrie Vaughn’s tales of Kitty Norville. The supernaturally-tinged adventures of the radio host-slash-werewolf continued for 14 books before coming to an end in 2015’s Kitty Saves the World, but she’s not quite done with the story yet.
Next year, Vaughn returns to Kitty’s world—albeit in unexpected fashion—to reveal the origins of a noble-born immortal who will one day become Rick, one of Kitty’s most trustworthy allies. The Immortal Conquistador will show us how “Rick” began life as one Ricardo de Avila, a conquistador in service to Coronado, who found supernatural life long after his mortal one ended.
Below, check out the cover of the novel, with art by Rebecca Harp and design by Elizabeth Story, releasing next February from Tachyon Publications.
Discover the thrilling, deadly chronicles of the noble immortal who becomes Rick, ally to bestselling author Carrie Vaughn’s fan-favorite, Kitty Norville. Ricardo de Avila would have followed Coronado to the ends of the earth. Instead, Ricardo found the end of his mortal life, and a new identity—as the Vampire Conquistador.For over five hundred years, Ricardo keeps unwillingly upsetting the established order. He has protected his found family from marauding demons, teamed up with a legendary gunslinger, appointed himself the Master of Denver, and called upon a church buried under the Vatican. He has tended bar and fended off werewolves. Life for a vampire is long, but it is never simple.