Thanks to the wonderful work of Cabil Services, we have the perfect cover for Breath of Stone.
I love it. I love, love, love it. And I totally love how the two covers work together.
Now: One of the most wonderful comments a writer can hear from readers is, “I hope there’s a sequel!” And I do a happy dance of joy for each reader who said that after reading Sand of Bone.
I so wanted to have that sequel, Breath of Stone, completed for you by the end of April. Alas, it simply isn’t going to happen without sacrificing quality (and sleep, and sanity, and paying my electric bill…). In the spirit of total honesty, I confess I both greatly overestimated what I could accomplish in the time available to me and greatly underestimated the number of life events that would demand my time and emotional energy.
I hope to do better on both in the future, and apologize for the delay.
The revised target date is July 2015. The additional time will make it a better story.
See, the thing is, I’m really excited about the story Breath of Stone is shaping up to be. There’s all the action and intrigue of Bone, but the stakes are higher, the choices more brutal, and the characters more demanding of their own dwindling faith. No one reaches the end unscathed.
Actually, no one reaches the halfway point unscathed.
But for all the darkness, there is hope and devotion and deserved loyalty as well.
And though Breath of Stone completes the major story arcs set forth in Sand of Bone, there are plenty of openings for another pair of novels if y’all tell me, “I hope there’s a sequel!” again.
Thank you for understanding, my darlings. I intend to give you a story worth the wait. You deserve nothing less.
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