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Hail Gentiles All:

It is my honor and my pleasure to announce to you that Dragon Prophecy Book II: Blade of Empire has been delivered to Tor Books. At the moment it is 161,000 words long. We'll see how many of those words make it into the finished book.

In other news, I'm 20,000 words into Scourge of Fate (aka Dragon Prophecy III) so you shouldn't have quite as long a wait for the next one.

that is great news!

Date: 2016-04-26 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I am so glad it is done but I wish there was a way to hurry along Tor... :) I just finished the first book and I cannot wait to see what happens next!

Date: 2016-04-27 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
omg I am so excited!

Date: 2016-04-28 12:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yay! How long do you think it will take for that to get to us?

Date: 2016-04-29 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I do certainly hope it comes out as early as possible! Since it came out Crown of Vengeance has become one of my favorite books of all time, even more so than the rest of the Obsidian universe. I also really enjoyed it on audiobook, since it had fantastic narration. Do you as the author have any influence over the audiobooks? I assume it is mostly the publisher. I would love to see the same narrators come back and do Blade of Empire if at all possible. Also, do you know what the general turn-around from print to audiobook is?

Length

Date: 2016-04-29 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You mentioned that Crown of Vengeance had about 1000 pages cut from it at Tor's demand. Could you roughly give us the original length and the cut length of Crown of Vengeance in word count? Or alternatively could you give us the rough number of pages that Blade of Empire is? Just for comparison and to possibly see how much might end up getting cut. Hopefully none of it does!

Date: 2016-05-04 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I have been really excited since the first time I read this, and I have been in a good mood since. I am surprised no one heard me a few states over. Hopefully it comes out this fall. Fingers Crossed.

Thank you for posting this.

Date: 2016-05-08 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Quoting and paraphrasing Lewis Carroll here, because I can't say it any better!

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
"She" chortled in "her" joy.

I'll be JOYFUL whenever each of the books are available, but of course I hope for sooner rather than later!

Blade of the Empire

Date: 2016-05-09 02:47 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I love reading your books. The stories are rich in detail and characters have depth. I admit that I had a little nerd rage moment in the bookstore when I asked if the book had been released. The clerk seized the opportunity to crush my hopes in one fell swoop. I was stunned with disbelief. She laughed and suggested another book in the meantime. I found this site instead. Thank you for the tidbit. It will keep my impatience at bay for awhile longer and adds to my anticipation.

Date: 2016-05-11 04:31 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oh that is so wonderful! I can't wait! I LOVED Crown of Vengeance!

These and this

Date: 2016-06-23 08:29 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
..... What you're implying sounds very exciting, sir.

Can't wait for Blade and Scourge!

Date: 2016-05-14 01:37 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Woo hoo!! Happy dance! I will be pulling out all of the books and re-reading them for the billionth time in preparation for the next book. The stories are excellant. Once the rights reverse to you, please publish the full manuscript of crown of vengenence.

Date: 2016-10-07 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
i am giddy with excitement! <3 Truly, i cherish these books, and the vivid universe created therein. Thank you so much for sharing your gift of story telling with us. I am going to the Tor website next, to beg them to publish these stories as soon as possible!

Date: 2016-11-14 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Snail mail campaign to commence immediately! :-)

Something worked!!

Date: 2017-09-27 01:13 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just found Blade of Empire, and put in my pre-order! I actually yelled "NO WAY!!" and giggled like a madman when i saw it. Thank you for continuing the story, despite the odds. I simply cannot wait to find out what happens next. :-)

Forthcoming:

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

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