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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.

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

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

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Date: 2017-03-21 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I'm so excited!

Date: 2017-03-23 05:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] camphor.wordpress.com
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. :)

Date: 2017-04-07 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
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!!!

Date: 2017-04-24 06:42 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
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!!!

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

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

Release dates....?

Date: 2017-05-30 05:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] archang3ll
OPINION:
I have waited, and waited, and waited for this book to release. I no longer allow myself to get excited about "planned" release dates. I'll get excited if it actually releases. I'll be the first in line at the bookstore if it releases. This series, this book has had more release dates than Star Citizen. Not blaming anyone specifically (life happens) but at some point after five years, just stop throwing out future release dates that never come to pass.

Well, as the blind man once said - "...We shall see..."

Date: 2017-08-02 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just finished devouring Crown of Vengeance (read the whole thing in under 24 hours) and was desperate for more. Imagine my growing horror, until I found this post, that a sequel was not forthcoming. Needless to say I am glad I only have to suffer a few more months rather than the years many seemed to have endured.

Rar!

Date: 2017-08-04 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Pre order already in. James, I just re-read the original trilogy and it re-kindled my desire for more on Kellen. I mean how did he do in the flower wars? Surely he participated. Did his relationship with Vestakia flower or whither? Kids? And was Shalkan special among the unicorns or just a particularly nosey though amiable personality with a penchant for sweets?

Date: 2017-08-15 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Mr. Mallory I love the books both you and Ms. Lackey have created in this world. It has been my favorite since not long after When Darkness Falls was published. It takes me awhile at times to get into either a new author or even a new series by an author I already love. For the longest time To Light a Candle was my favorite book (If anyone saw that book on my shelf, they would know that it has been re-read many times. It was in horrible condition). Around 2009 or so The Outstretched Shadow became my all-time favorite book. That was too change a third time when Crown of Vengeance was published, and that one book remains my favorite to this day. Personally I think that this has the ability to become a great open world series. There are so many stories that can be told in this world. So I pray continuously that Tor would be interested in buying them (and hopefully not destroy the books while they are at it).

When I read some of your earlier post here, something that was said bothers me. I may be over thinking this, but on Jan. 4, 2017 you said that Blade of Empire and Scourge of Fate was basically one long book (cut down so hopefully more of the book will be published). On an earlier post (can’t remember where off hand) you said that Tor has only contracted you for three books. Will the rest of the story get told in Scourge of Fate? You say this book is still a trilogy. But if Blade and Scourge is one book, then wouldn’t that leave the conclusion not finished? Or will Scourge be ‘cut to fit’ like Crown? Sorry about this question but once I started to think about what you wrote, and then overthink it, I was panicking that I would never see a good finish for my favorite series to date.

Thank you for your time,
Bridgette
P.S. Any news on the Novellas you said Tor already had?

Forthcoming:

The next book in the "Dragon Prophecy" series is Blade of Empire. It will be published by Tor Books at the end of 2017.

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