ETA: It’s come to my attention elsewhere on-line that some readers think WAR is the final book in the Essalieyan universe. They are… not happy with it because of all the things the book isn’t. I forget, because I live too much inside my own head, that what I’ve known for years – and talked about for the same years – simply isn’t known by everyone who is… not me.
War is the final book in the House War series arc. It’s the final book in the arc that belongs to Jewel Markess ATerafin. WAR is not the final Essalieyan book. I’ve sold the first four books of what will be the final arc in this universe: The Burning Crown.
It’s June 18th in North America, which means — as of midnight last night — today is War’s book day.
War is the final book in the House War series, the culmination of the Averalaan arc. The time between it and the penultimate volume has only been four months, so I’m not nervous about the timing or the long wait between books (which characterized my nerves about Firstborn). No, I’m just nervous because it’s the final volume. You know how you can bounce of ceilings because you are excited and nervous and you can’t sit still and your grasp of actual sentences is truncated because you can’t finish one? Like that. I’m excited. And nervous. There are probably going to be skull marks in the ceiling by the end of the day.
Amazon and B&N have both added WAR to the list of notable SF&F books being published in June.
DAW’s hardcover is available in North America, and in any Amazon that imports books from North American publishers; the ebooks are available on Amazon, Kobo and iTunes in the wider world.
If you want signed copies of the hardcover, they will be available from the bookstore at which I still work part-time – but it’s in Canada, and the shipping costs aren’t subsidized in any way, so, no media mail, etc. Sorry >.<.