The Future Falls (#3)

Previous: The Wild Ways

When Auntie Catherine warns the family of an approaching asteroid, the Gales scramble to keep humans from going the way of the dinosaurs. Fortunately for the world, they’re wielding a guitar and a dragon.

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, which has caused some supernaturally complicated family shenanigans in the past. So when NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine’s dire prediction, Charlotte “Charlie” Gale turns to the family for help.

But Allie is unavailable because the universe seems determined to have her produce the seventh son of a seventh son of a seventh son of a Gale.  And the Aunties can’t help because they’re tied to the earth – although they are happy to provide their delicious, trademark pies.  And in the end, all Charlie has is a guitar…

…and Jack. The Dragon Prince, and a Sorcerer.

But Charlie might like Jack just a little too much, and Jack might like Charlie a little too much in return. Actually, between Allie’s hormones, the Aunties trying to force her and Jack into ritual, the Courts having way too much fun at the end of days, and Jack’s sudden desire to sacrifice himself for the good of the many, Charlie’s fairly certain that the asteroid is the least of her problems.

The Gales are going to need more than pie to save the world from an incoming asteroid. But together there isn’t anything they can’t deal with – except possibly each other.


“With geeky in-jokes, dynamic leads, convincing romantic complications, and a threat that is both unusual and wonderfully convincing, this is an enchanting example of contemporary urban fantasy.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“THE FUTURE FALLS is an engaging story. Huff keeps events moving along briskly, with an occasionally wicked sense of humour and an ability to take the ridiculous and make it work […] It’s diverting and fun, with well-drawn characters and entertaining incidents.”

“THE FUTURE FALLS is the final story in this world but she ended with a bang […] I really enjoy the world-building, the science/logic mixed with magic, and the crazy Gale family. Once more Huff has proven why I continue to eagerly look forward to her new releases and reread her backlist.”

The Book Pushers

“There is plenty to like about the Gale family and their squabbling, controlling matriarchs.”

Library Journal

“[The series] just keeps getting better. I love the Gale family and their twisty machinations [...] If you enjoy well-written urban fantasy with a grown-up spin on it, then give this series a go.”

SF Reader

Awards & Accolades


Aurora Award Nominee