About “Deadly Misfortune” (Book Two in the Quintspinner series)


Deadly Misfortune A land whose name is no longer remembered, in a time no longer recalled.

Five spinner rings, inlaid with crystals, and fashioned from precious metals and lodestone are sent out into the world by the Ancients, to be summoned by the presence of the one with the mark of a Quintspinner.


West Indies, 1718.

Tess Willoughby and William Taylor have lived through worse times: they didn’t drown in the shipwreck that brought them to this island, and they survived a harrowing escape from the hands of a vicious pirate crew. So far they have prevented anything from separating them.


But now, one fall from a ledge in the darkness of a cave has done just that.

Believing Tess to have died in the fall, and made reckless with his grief, William sets his sights on rescuing his friends from capture by a slave ship crew.

Believing William himself has come to harm and has been forced to abandon her, Tess struggles to engineer her own rescue from the cave, using the powers of the three strange rings that she has obtained.

Driven to be reunited with William however, Tess stands to lose all things that have a value beyond that of any possessions–love, family, trust, happiness, and even her life–as unbeknownst to her, the remaining rings have awoken and seek to design her destiny, throwing both Tess and William into the path of a psychotic killer.



Deadly Misfortune

6 Responses to “About “Deadly Misfortune” (Book Two in the Quintspinner series)”

  1. Mona June 3, 2013 at 11:46 pm #

    I have thoroughly enjoyed both the quintspinner books. Have a 3rd book anytime soon? Missing the trials and victories of these characters in treacherous times. Want to know what will happen next.


    • Dianne Greenlay June 5, 2013 at 8:42 am #

      Hi Mona, thank you for your comment. I am working on Book Three right now and hope to have it published by the end of summer. Would you like to be notified when it is available? I originally thought that the Quintspinner storyline would be a trilogy, but now the characters are pleading with me to tell more of their adventures so… maybe it will be a series with 4 or more books instead. 😉


      • Kerrie April 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

        I see the above response was written in 2013 and I have not seen the 3rd book yet… is it out? I can’t find it anywhere.


      • Dianne Greenlay April 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

        Hi Kerrie! I am presently writing Book Three and should have it ready to publish in about 6 weeks. Life has a way of sending us offcourse, but I’m headed back towards my writing goals now. Cheers!I’m delighted that you are interested in reading more.


  2. Carmen October 31, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    Loved the first two books! When will the third be published?


    • Dianne Greenlay November 5, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

      Hi Carmen, sorry for the late reply. (WordPress didn’t notify me of any comments to approve. ) I’m working on the MS now and have it all outlined. Should be ready for final editing by early December!


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