Drum roll please…. the title of the second volume of the Draconis Memoria is now confirmed as ‘The Legion of Flame’, currently set for release in July 2017. A pre-order page for the UK hardcover edition has already gone up on Amazon.co.uk, I’ll post the other pre-order pages as and when they appear. No word on the cover yet but watch this space.
Many thanks to the Campaign for the American Reader for featuring The Waking Fire on their blog, and for inviting me to take part in the ‘Page 69 test’, where I comment on the 69th page of the book and how fits in with the rest of the story and provide a few musings on casting choices should the book ever become a movie (I should stress that this is definitely not a possibility at this time).
In other Waking Fire news, I’ve compiled a list of reviews received so far below:
And finally, for any Raven’s Shadow fans who ever wondered what it would be like to play Keschet, French reader Rémi has coded up a free-to-play online version which you find here: http://remi.apps-web.net/Keschet/Keschet. Rémi tells me he’s still working on it so expect a few bugs. Also, it’s not networked so both players will need to be on the same computer and the rules are all in French. Still, it’s fun to see something I’ve written come to life and many thanks to Rémi for taking the time and trouble to make it happen.
The Waking Fire – Book One of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the UK. It should also be available in Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand but it might take a day two to appear on vendor sites or in shops.
Also, thanks to Publishers Weekly for the first review of The Waking Fire: ‘Ryan handily juggles draconic fantasy, espionage, and steampunk naval fiction with realism and effortless skill.’ (Aww, shucks). Read the full review here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-101-98785-8
The giveaway will run until 21st June. I’ll also be doing a signed hardcover giveaway closer to the release date on 5th July, so watch out for that.
Many thanks to fellow fantasist Marc Turner, author of The Chronicles of the Exile series and the recently released Dragon Hunters, for inviting me onto his website for a short interview on inspirations, translated editions and future plans. Check it out here: http://www.marcturner.net/blog?view=entry&id=26