In the wake of releasing The City Under the Mountain, I wanted to take a moment and talk with you guys about the future of the series. I’ve blogged about this before, but I wanted to reiterate, and share the updates with you guys. This is what The Seven Signs will look like.
I’m planning for a release date of January 15, 2016 for the entire overhaul of the series. I’m not setting that in stone just yet, but that is what I’m working for. Keep in mind, these five books are 90% done already. The biggest rewrites will be done to the earlier books in the series, with the heaviest work in book one and decreasing from there. Mainly that’s because new prologues/epilogues have to be crafted, and there’s a few parts that need to be fleshed out. I was going to revise it anyway, so I’m going to start where anyone should–at the beginning.
Yes, The Oath of the Blade is done–it’s already in the editing phase. I thought long and hard about letting it go regardless of the state of the earlier books, but in the end I decided that the best thing to do would be to get everything done at once and have it over with. The most important thing is the quality of the books, as I’m sure you’d all agree. For that matter, Book Six–as yet untitled–is 75% done, too.
The Seven Signs will start with Child of the Flames which will be FREE everyday, all the time.
The Knife in the Dark, Book Two, will be $2.99. Unless you’re a Conclave member, then it’s FREE for signing up.
All other books in the series will be $2.99, and there are nine books planned at the moment.
On another note, yours truly starts school on Monday. I’m pretty stoked about it, and the Creative Writing department at this school is supposedly one of the top ten in the country. Over the next few years, my writing is going to get tempered into something better than before, and I’m really looking forward to learning at such an auspicious institution.
Auspicious, heh…that’s right. I used “auspicious”.