Honey is the second book of the Ascendant Untempered superhero/sci-fi series by D. J. Baldock.
Someone has changed time. DiGiornio, who had orchestrated events unseen for centuries, has been assassinated in the distant past. The world has changed, leaving only Alicia, Violet, Bethany and Ayame with any knowledge of how things should be. Confronted with a world hostile to anyone with superpowers, their trust in one another is tested to the limit. As the religious zealot Grace infiltrates and manipulates, something far worse waits in the cold depths of outer space. Faced with the arrival of very real gods and monsters, only two questions remain…
Who is Honey?
And why does she remember the world before?
A Word from the Author
Building on the world of superheroes I created in ‘Alicia’, and knowing that a sequel is always risky business, I was mainly inspired by (of all things) Back to the Future. What if, through time travel, everything was changed, the entire narrative thread of the previous story pulled apart? Only a few of the characters know that anything is different, familiar faces from the previous book, and a brand new character called Honey. It’s her story, history and actions that influence the outcome of this book; the world is very different in this story, leading to new characters, new villains and hints of something worse to come! I hope you enjoy the book!
(D. J. Baldock, March 2017)