Category Archives: Elantra

Posted in Books, Elantra, Mira, writing.

Today is release day for Cast in Honor. For some reason, I thought it was the 27th, which is not today. This is the state of the writer’s brain =/. This isn’t a spoiler thread, as the book just came out — I’ll start a separate spoiler post in a few days. In other news, I have finished the first draft of Grave. I am working on War and Cast in Flight, and neither of those books is trying to murder me, for which I am profoundly grateful. I have just received page proofs for the mass market of Oracle, and am revising Grave for submission to my long-suffering (more long-suffering in my case than any author should have any right to expect) editor, Sheila Gilbert at DAW. And yes, I know I never … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Mira.

I know I’ve been conspic­u­ously absent lately. I’ve been working on Grave, and I am almost finished it. But people have emailed to remind me that we’re close to release date and there are no Cast in Honor chapters. Here they are :)

Posted in covers, Elantra, Mira, Shane Rebenschied.

I know most of you have probably seen this on-line (at places like Amazon or B&N), but I just got the official cover released to me today, so: here’s the cover for Cast in Honor. Which I love love love. It’s more of a thematic cover than a tech­ni­cally accurate one — but when a cover conveys a mood or a tone to me, it works. Shane Reben­schied is, as usual, the artist respon­sible for the final cover; Kathleen Oudit is the art director. I want to keep them both for the rest of my career. I kind of want to enlarge the cover, print it out, and hang it on every wall in my home. As for me, I am on a kind of writing retreat (in Brisbane, which is as far … Continue reading 

Posted in Cast, Elantra, Mira, Shane Rebenschied.

Actually, let me start with the news first: Mira has bought two more Cast novels! I only have a tentative title for one: Cast in Flight. Which is all I’ll say about it until after Cast in Honor is published. — — - Here is the cover for Cast in Honor, by the inim­itable Shane Reben­schied. I love this cover. I mean, I love love LOVE it. I try not to tease about covers or things I can’t share yet — but even I had to mention it when I first saw it because there’s only so many times you can bounce up and down in your household before all of your family starts avoiding you. No, I did not count the exact number of times — I wasn’t thinking Science at the time :).

Posted in Audio books, Elantra.

Cast in Flame is the first of the Cast books to be published by Tantor. It was available as a download from Tantor directly; it is now available from audible​.com as well. It does not appear to have gone live on iTunes yet, but I’ll be checking and will add live links to the book page when they appear. I had a great time in London for the Worldcon. One of the best things about conven­tions – and most of the reason I attend them – is to talk to my readers. In London, I met people I’ve known on-line for almost two decades (and I may have, in one case, squeaked “You’re the lawyer!”); I know I spoke with Estara for a while before I actually looked at her name tag. People intro­duced … Continue reading