First: Mira is having a small sale on the ebook version of Cast in Shadow (1.99), Cast in Courtlight (3.99) and Cast in Moonlight (.99). This will continue for the month of April. Second: we are in shelter-in-place in Toronto. Because I work from home on the days I don’t work at the bookstore (which is closed to the public, but — at least for now — taking mail orders and shipping them with a skeletal crew of 2 people, one of whom is not me), and because my long suffering spouse worked for years as a freelance programmer, I expected his move to telecommuting to be painless. It’s been a bit more challenging than I thought it would be, because telecommuting isn’t freelance. He has to keep normal office hours, because he’s in contact with the … Continue reading
Bad news first: Tantor, which published the first 3 Sun Sword books in audio have declined to pick up the last three. I don’t have the general know-how to do the last three myself; it’s not, unfortunately, like writing =/. Good news: I have sold 2 more books in the CAST universe to Mira. Since I’m working on one of them now — untitled, but CAST 16 — this means the next CAST novel is underway. After which I will work on the second Severn book. I have been working on the untitled first novel in The Burning Crown, the series previously referred to as The End of Days, but that involved rewrites of chapter one many times. MANY times. I have tried not to take this as a sign that … Continue reading
I’ve been given permission to post or reveal this: The cover for the upcoming Severn novel, The Emperor’s Wolves. I love it! I really, really wanted to share it here. Kathleen Oudit, the art director, and Shane Rebenschied the artist, did a fabulous job! Now, I can! Below is the back cover text, which I will attempt to post with covers from now on. AT THE EMPEROR’S COMMAND Multiple races carefully navigate the City of Elantra under the Dragon Emperor’s wing. His Imperial Wolves are executioners, the smallest group to serve in the Halls of Law. The populace calls them assassins. Every wolf candidate must consent to a full examination by the Tha’alani, one of the most feared and distrusted races in Elantra for their ability … Continue reading
Today, the mass market paperback edition of Firstborn has been published and released into the wild. The links will be on the book page here, but just in case, I’ve copied them into the body of this post. Mass Market published February 2020 by DAW Books ISBN 9780756415549 • Cover art by Jody A. Lee Find it at Amazon • Indigo • Indiebound Books A Million • B & N • Powell’s • Book Depository My brief in other news update is: I have finally, on the seventh attempt, achieved new chapter one for the first book of The Burning Crown, which is as yet untitled. I have started, and am working on the also untitled Cast 16. I have received mass market page proofs for War, and copy-edits for The Emperor’s Wolves … Continue reading
This is the spoiler thread for discussion of Cast in Wisdom. Thanks for keeping spoilers to a minimum in the release post. As for me: I am now working on yet-another-beginning for the next West novel (because the start point initially skips a bunch of things that, on reflection, need to be on the page), and the beginning of the next (untitled) Cast novel.