ABC’s hit TV series, “Revenge,” introduced Emily Thorne (portrayed by Emily VanCamp) and her complex mission. The show’s storyline has hinted at Emily’s covert training on remote Rebun Island with master Takeda. Now, from a member of the show’s team, comes Schooled in Revenge (Hyperion Trade Paperback and eBook | August 20, 2013 | $14.99), the first full-length original novel that immerses readers into that training, as a new vengeance-thirsty heroine seeks out Takeda’s guidance to learn how to right terrible wrongs.
Meet Ava Winters, young, beautiful and the heiress to Napa’s prized Starling Vineyards. Ava is also in love with the perfect guy — at least that’s what she thinks until he helps take away everything that was once hers. With no place to turn, Ava goes to Rebun Island, where she trains to be mentally and physically strong enough to take revenge. On the island, Ava meets Emily Thorne, who has recently returned; Emily shares her wisdom with Ava about the importance of seeking justice in a world where enemies thrive.
Four others are on the island for training. They all soon discover that their missions are intertwined. All roads lead back to Starling Vineyards, and the ideal time to strike is the annual gala. But to get there on time, they must leave before their training is complete. Are they ready? Will they succeed? Will they even survive?
“Revenge: The Complete Second Season” on DVD, with an exclusive “Schooled in Revenge” trailer featuring the novel’s cast of characters, is on sale August 20. Season 3 of “Revenge” premieres Sunday, September 29 at 9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.