Well, it’s finally here. The release day of Age of War is only one day away and The Legends of the First Empire is dominating the audiboook epic fantasy best-selling list. All three novels are ranked, and thanks to a $5.95 sale on Age of Myth I have a book sitting in the #2 spot!
If you haven’t picked up a copy of Age of War I hope you will. I’m very excited to hear what people think about this next installment in the series.
I am super exited to see you continuing two of my all time favorite book series (in contrast to some king killing and throne gaming stories). And now, you have announced a new series that fills the time gap between Empire and Riyria. Here are two kind of contradicting questions/remarks: (1) I don’t see another Riyria Chronicles book in the making? I so enjoyed the humor, the witty dialogue, and the insides into the back stories of Royce and Hadrian. Please, don’t let their voices be silent for too long. (2) Sometimes, it is better to not tell everything in all detail. As asked and replied to in an earlier comment, I too would like to know if Royce and Hadrian ever meet again after the end of Revelation – but I agree that this stories’ end better stays untouched. Aren’t you afraid, however, that with the bridge series you are exactly doing that. To borrow from another of my favorite stories: Don’t you’re running the risk of the story becoming “thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”?
Thanks for writing. I’m “cautiously optimistic” there will be a 5th Chronicle book (based on the feedback from those who are reading the Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter now. That book is available directly from me, but it won’t be in the stores until October 3rd. Shortly after then, I should know whether I should write the next installment.
As to the story being stretched over too much bread by writing the “bridge books” – I don’t think so (or I wouldn’t be doing them). Of course, it is you and the readers who will be the ultimate judge on that score, but I think when you see those books, you’ll be pleased. After all, you’ve enjoyed what I’ve done so far, so my track record remains intact (at least for now).