Book Two of the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence

For those readers who emailed or posted wondering when book 2 would be released, my best guess is Jan-March 2014. Much quicker than traditionally published fantasy novel sequels, but still a few months away. At this stage I don’t know the schedules of my beta-readers and editor so it could be earlier, but don’t count on it!

The first draft is just over 50% complete and I’m aiming to write 10-15k words per week from now on. With any luck the first draft will be finished in 8 weeks.

Should I kill Miranda? Or maybe Amerdan? Who knows… maybe no one will die. Nah.

State of Play #2

Amazon had a few issues with categories the last day or two, and they’ve finally been fixed. Again, a big thank you to all the readers who took a chance on an unknown author!

August 20th: A Crucible of Souls – Amazon Rankings Update:
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Dark Fantasy
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
#8 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic
#2 Hot New Releases Fantasy > Epic
#7 Hot New Releases Fantasy

State of Play

A huge thank you to everyone who took a chance on an unknown author and purchased A Crucible of Souls! Ultimately it’s the readers who will determine a books success or failure, and I feel privileged and humbled so many of you have enjoyed the story, world, and characters so far.

Writing progress has been slow since publishing, as there seems to be many little things to take care of that get in the way, and my computers graphics card died and it was out of action for a couple of days. But rest assured this week I am back writing and my main focus is book 2 in the Sorcery Ascendant Sequence.

Modified to update as at August 13th: A Crucible of Souls – Amazon Rankings Update:
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Dark Fantasy
#16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Epic
#16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
#5 Hot New Releases Fantasy > Epic
#17 Hot New Releases Fantasy

August 5th: A Crucible of Souls – Amazon Rankings Update:
#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Dark Fantasy
#16 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Epic
#18 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
#5 Hot New Releases Fantasy > Epic
#20 Hot New Releases Fantasy
#35 in Books > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Magic & Wizards