Jan. 16th, 2016 12:22 pm
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No, there isn't a release date yet. A commentator suggested "two for 2017", and while I hope that the middle book will appear this year, I can certainly promise I will finish writing the trilogy this year.

After the publication of Blade of Empire and Scourge of Fate, however, the future of the World of Obsidian is up in the air, as Tor may not wish to buy any more books in the series. The (hypothetical) trilogy that would follow this one is plotted out and ready to write, and as it deals with the Seven who held Vel-al-Amion, it is a book close to my heart, and I may, absent Tor, have to turn to self-publishing to see it done. The advantage to that is that the story won't be "cut to fit"--Tor demanded I remove more than 2/3 of the manuscript of Crown of Vengeance (1000 pages), and I think the book is poorer for that excision.

And now, if you'll excuse me, I need to sack the Domains of the Western Shore...


Date: 2016-01-19 04:10 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm so glad to hear this! My sister and I have loved the Obsidian universe very dearly from the first trilogy.
Mostly I am glad to hear from you! It had been so long, we were both worrying that something might have happened to you. Keep writing! And if you do intend to self publish I can name two people who would support a crowdfunding drive to help you with that!
-Jacks and Steph R

Re: Relieved!

Date: 2016-01-21 04:42 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I too was worried about James and second the notion that crowd-funding might be a good way to get the support for self-publishing. I've helped a couple on Kickstarter and am very happy with the results of that.

James: I hope you can find the time to continue to converse with us here, I think many of us are so appreciative of the world you've created that it's created a bond between not just your writings and us but with you as well. Obviously we care greatly for your well being and hope the best for you in the future. I'm so looking forward to Tor dropping the rights so we can get the complete versions of the stories we love so much. I really felt like the previous trilogy was seriously truncated and so much was missing. It was out of place given the original trilogy and I'm glad to hear you at least want to share the missing information with us.


The next book in the "Dragon Prophecy" series is Blade of Empire. It will be published by Tor Books on October 24, 2017.

October 2017


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