The HNS New Novel Award 2018

I’m especially really pleased to share with you my good news. My second novel, The Severed Knot, has been longlisted for the HNS New Novel Award 2018. Making the long list is a huge accomplishment. The Historical Novel Society is a respected literary society devoted to the promotion of historical fiction.

The Severed Knot is set in the UK and Barbados during the 17th century and follows one of the characters from Traitor’s Knot after the disastrous Battle of Worcester. Here is what they had to say about my work:

The Severed Knot
Bleakly impossible choices face the protagonists in the brutal aftermath of civil war. Stark but involving tale of early colonial exploitation strongly centers on an indomitable Scottish hero. ~ The Historical Novel Society

I’m hard at work on the final draft, and I expect to have it out early in the new year. In the meantime, I’ll be sharing bits of history and other interesting things that have gone into this story including a sneak-peek of the first chapter.

And finally, a warm congratulations to the authors who made the short list. Now that their names have been revealed, I’m even more in awe of having made it this far. To see the works selected for both the long list and shortlist, check out the HNS New Novel 2018 page.

17th century Barbados


  1. samoore777

    Wonderful news, Cryssa! Congratulations.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you very much!


  2. Michele Bussieres

    Congratulations Cryssa…. great news on your new novel. Looking forward to reading it soon!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Michele! Nearing the end of that journey.


  3. Well done. A nice achievement

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much!


  4. Sweet! Big congrats:)

    Liked by 1 person

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