I found out this week that total English language sales of books one and two of the Draconis Memoria have now exceeded 100,000 copies in all formats. Huge thanks to all of you who joined me on this journey – I couldn’t do any of this without you.
To celebrate I’m holding another signed books giveaway. Existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT September 10th are automatically entered.
One first place winner will receive a first edition US hardcover of The Waking Fire.
Three second place winners will receive US first edition trade paperbacks of The Waking Fire.
All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). The giveaway will run until midnight GMT on 10th September. The winners will be chosen and notified on 11th September.
Many thanks to Hank Garner of the Author Stories podcast for inviting me to come on and talk about all manner of fantasy and writing related gubbins. You can download the podcast on the show’s website or via iTunes, Android or Stitcher.
I’m very pleased to report that The Legion of Flame is an editor’s pick for best Sci-fi/Fantasy book of the month on Amazon.com. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s bought a copy so far, I really couldn’t do this without you.
For anyone interested in the wider world of The Draconis Memoria I’ve uploaded a Chronology of the Corporate Age, which covers the 2oo years prior to the events in The Waking Fire, a Dramatis Personae (in case you’ve forgotten who the characters are), and a guide to the Principal Corporations.
Also, for any aspiring writers I’ve also written a couple of writing craft articles:
‘Writing and Naming Fantasy Characters’ on Barnes and Noble.
‘Inspiration for Fantasy Authors’ on the Civilian Reader.
Finally, Australian readers wondering why The Legion of Flame ebook was priced at $49.99 will be pleased to note that this appears to have been the result of a software glitch and the price has now been corrected to $16.99.
The Legion of Flame – Book Two of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Ebook: Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – Nook – Kobo – iBooks
Hardcover: Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – Barnes & Noble – Indiebound – Waterstones – Wordery – The Hive
Audiobook: Audible.com – Audible.co.uk
Links to reviews are on the book page. You can also read a sample chapter here. Two new maps have also been added to the Map Room for the benefit of e-book owners.
Huge thanks to everyone at Ace and Orbit for their hard work in publishing the second volume of the The Draconis Memoria, most especially my editors Jessica Wade and James Long.
Many of you will no doubt have seen or read of the disastrous fire at the Grenfell Tower residential block in west London on 14th June. Myself and many other authors are offering a variety of prizes in an online auction to raise funds for the victims. You can see the full list of authors and prizes here: https://authorsforgrenfelltower.wordpress.com/
I am offering a signed UK first edition of The Waking Fire. Click the link below to bid (scroll down and enter your bid in the comments section):
Also, for any aspiring fantasy authors out there, I am offering a full critique for a fantasy book manuscript:
The auction will run until 27th June. Thanks in advance to anyone who bids. This was a particularly terrible event and anything we can do to offer assistance to those effected will be greatly appreciated.
NB – if you do bid please ensure you enter the amount in in UK pounds ‘£’ otherwise the organisers won’t count it.
The UK eBook edition of The Waking Fire is currently on sale at £1.99. The sale will run until 30th June. Buy links here: Amazon.co.uk – Kobo – ibooks
Also, the audiobook of the Legion of Flame is now available for pre-order here: Audible.com – Audible.co.uk