I hope you’re having a good summer (or winter for everyone in the southern hemisphere!)! We’re stuck in the tail end of a heat wave here, which is hopefully subsiding, as it caused quite a bit of devastation across Europe. If you’re in this part of the world, I hope you weren’t too badly affected by the heat!
As you can see from the title, I’m releasing Wolf of the North as an omnibus edition, but more on that a little later. First, some news and updates!
I’m currently working on the final part of the Blood of Kings trilogy, which is one part fun and one part slog. I always find the last part of a trilogy hard to write. It’s not because I don’t know what’s going to happen – this is usually the first thing I come up with. I’ve wondered quite a bit why this is, and the only reason I can come up with, is that part of me doesn’t want to write it!
Finishing a trilogy means saying goodbye to characters that I’ve spent two to three years with, have gotten to know really well, and have gotten used to having in my head. It always feels sad to be closing the door on that. In some cases (without giving anything away), it even means killing some of them off, and that’s something I really don’t enjoy doing!
I’m hoping to get this book out next spring, so stay tuned for more updates.
With my sci-fi hat (helmet?) on, I’ve got the second Alpha Protocol book at an advanced stage. It’s titled ‘First Officer’, and picks up where we left Jack Samson and humanity facing down the mystery remains of one alien race and potential of war with another one. I’m planning on getting this book out in the coming autumn!
The last bit of news I have is that I’m releasing an omnibus edition of the Wolf of the North trilogy. It’s been almost six years since I released the first book in that trilogy, which seems hard to believe. It really only feels like a few months ago that I was working through edits on it!
I’ve had some new cover art done up for the trilogy, which is in keeping with the series, but a little bit unique. It’s available for pre-order now, and will be out in both ebook and audiobook following along shortly afterwards. You can pick up a copy over on Amazon:
It’s by far my most popular trilogy, so if you haven’t read Wolf of the North yet, this is a great opportunity to get all three books at once and binge through it!
As always, the best advertising is word of mouth. If you’ve enjoyed reading my books, I’d really appreciate it if you have the time to leave a review, or mention them to your friends and in the online fantasy communities. It really helps me out!
This time ten years ago I was working hard to learn how to publish my first book, The Tattered Banner (although it didn’t come out until April 2013!). It’s been an incredible journey since then, and it’s hard to believe I’ve been able to make a career out of writing. None of this would be possible without your continued support and interest in my books, so thank you all! I appreciate it more than I have the words to express.