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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Posted in Miscellaneous.

Eliz­a­beth asked: Is Cast in Chaos the Dragon Court book? I started to answer this in comments, and then real­ized that it was going to be a long answer, so I’m breaking it out into its own post. First, the quick answer:  Cast in Chaos is not, sadly, the Dragon Court book.  I do have an expla­na­tion, although it doesn’t actu­ally change that answer >.>. Part of the problem with the Dragon Court book is that there has to be textual room for the actual lessons before Kaylin meets the Emperor, because at the moment, she won’t survive.  In order for her to survive as-is, I would have to change the Emperor.  A lot.  And while I could, because he hasn’t yet appeared on the page, my sense … Continue reading 

Posted in writing, Books, Cast, DAW, Luna.

City of Night, as some people have noticed, was orig­i­nally announced as a March 2010 release — but in happy news, it’s been pushed forward a month, to February 2010. (In the publishing industry, forward=earlier; back=later; I found these terms confusing when I first started working in a book­store because forward implied, to me, going forward). The cover was painted by Jody Lee, who has always done wonderful covers for the West novels; as you can see, this one is no excep­tion, and I was very, very happy when I first laid eyes on it (which was at the Worldcon in Montreal). I just finished correcting and returned page proofs for City of Night to DAW, which is the last stage of pre-publi­­ca­­tion in which I’m involved, so the book … Continue reading