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James P. Mallory ([personal profile] merlinscribe) wrote2017-03-16 02:13 pm

Blade of Empire Update

As of last week, BLADE OF EMPIRE has gone through *two* editorial revisions and is now in production at Tor! This puts it on schedule for a Fall 2017 release.

I will almost certainly be turning in SCOURGE OF FATE by the end of this year, though what Tor does with it after that, and when, is anybody's guess.

[personal profile] starwind40 2017-03-21 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
Amazon has it listed for October 24 (pre-order is available, but hardcover only - so far).

Can hardly wait.
Edited 2017-03-21 02:44 (UTC)

(Anonymous) 2017-04-24 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
I preordered via kindle


(Anonymous) 2017-03-21 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)

I'm so excited!

[identity profile] 2017-03-23 05:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I know you don't control what TOR does with publication dates and such, but I'm tentatively allowing myself to get excited about a late October release date! Are you able to tell us whether you did cut the 160K words you were asked to? And if so, whether we can see some of the outtakes? The Annobuena scenes and the Dardolan scenes were some of my favourite add-on bits to read. :)

(Anonymous) 2017-04-07 09:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I have been excited about Blade since I got done with Crown. I have not been this excited for any book, and I have several release days for different ones on my calendar. With Blade of Empire, though, I have been counting down the days. I also fear that I may have given this book completely unreasonable expectation. That no matter how much I want Blade in my hand, no matter how much I will enjoy it. It just can not meet those expectations. Still can't wait, though.

Hopefully Scourge of Fate will be out by next year, then.

Guess what I just preordered!!!

(Anonymous) 2017-04-24 06:42 am (UTC)(link)
Soooo excited! Bring on the prophecy of unpronounceable names! I woke my poor husband up with the squeal when I saw it on Amazon!
In other news, I have harrassed for in every possible way for the past year, sending weekly emails, torturing their Facebook admins...
Seriously five years is too long to wait.

Re: Guess what I just preordered!!!

(Anonymous) 2017-04-24 06:42 am (UTC)(link)
That would be "harrassed Tor" but google phones are illiterate.