The Sunken Mall is a novella in The Tarot Sequence, a fantasy series by KD Edwards. The novella was self-published as a free story for fans on May 30, 2020, and uploaded to a Google Drive folder. Edwards announced the original concept for the story in late 2019, and began sharing each chapter as it was completed, before ultimately deciding to publish the novella in its entirety on a dedicated release date.
Edwards ran a cover design contest in May 2020, and the winner was chosen by a 5-person panel. Alex Yu-Chi Wang designed the winning entry, but all submissions were included at the start of the novella.
Plot Summary Edit
The Sunken Mall takes place after the events of The Last Sun. In an effort to more fully integrate their ward Max into the family, Rune and Brand endeavor to find Equinox gifts for the teenager. Their gift plans are shaped by Quinn, the teenager seer, who orchestrates a shopping expedition into the Worcester Galleria, a translocated mall magically-preserved as it was in the early 1980s. With the help of the Principality, Ciaran, and Rune's new boyfriend, Addam, they find that the mall has taken on an unexpected life of its own.