On February 7, 2017, the third and final part of The Queen of the Dead will be published. It’s longer than either Silence or Touch by about 40%. But everyone expects that from final volumes, right? >.> It also has my favorite of the three covers, all by Cliff Nielsen. *** I couldn’t choose a single chapter as a starter. I mean, I could, but I couldn’t. So there are sort of three chapters in the sample chapter, which is here.
Category Archives: chapters
March and April were very trying months. Not just because of the endless snow, but because, having finished Cast in Honor, I then had to go back and revise for length. (Yes, yes, I know this will not shock anyone — but it’s easily the longest of the books to date. It’s like I’m getting worse at the whole length thing, not better). The upside, for a variety of up that made me pull out half my hair, is that I actually have a chunk of cut stuff that reads more or less continuously, which I will post much closer to the book’s pub date. And I am just getting back to Grave, and in theory, it’s another 10 – 20k words to the end, but it’s been just long enough that … Continue reading
I managed, due to the laws of physics, to drop a bowl in the kitchen. The bowl did not survive. Sadly, a piece of flying glass decided to avenge the dish, and flew up, cutting my right pinky. Some argument occurred thereafter in the household, because seriously, a triangular cut on the front pad of the pinky does not constitute an emergency. I grudgingly allowed that I would be willing to go to the hospital to see about stitches if the bleeding had not stopped within a certain time frame. So, long story short, the bleeding did not stop within that time frame, and yes, I had to uphold my end of the bargain. And now I have stitches. Typing is slightly challenging, but I expect by tomorrow it will cause … Continue reading
Touch is coming out this month, and I haven’t posted the sample chapter yet. In fact, I don’t think I’ve posted the cover. I was kind of caught up in writing with nose-to-grindstone (which should produce sharp noses, but, well, mine still only barely holds my glasses up). So: I have a cover image to show you. The artist is Cliff Nielsen, who was responsible for the cover of Silence. And I also have the prologue and the first chapter. (I read the prologue at Worldcon; it was considered depressing. Which, yes, it sort of is. It’s Nathan. Chapter one, however, is less so. So have both.) Touch preview. In a couple of months after Touch is published, I’ll have a spoiler heavy post about process and the writing of this book, … Continue reading