Any Day That Gives You Two Book Deals is a Good Day
Well, well, well. Funny how things go sometimes. Most days you wait for publishing news and nothing comes. Sometimes it comes in dribs and drabs. And sometimes it floods. Consider this one of the latter.
Woo hoo! For the UK release, I believe we’re looking at a simultaneous release with the US version from DAW Books this coming September. And for Droemer Knaur, they’re planning to release the ebook concurrent with the German release of Twelve Kings and the print version when Book 2, With Blood Upon the Sand, is released. It’s an interesting strategy, and I hope it results in a boost for the first book in the series over there, and a nice follow-up when WITH BLOOD is released.
For those who aren’t aware, Of Sand and Malice Made is a prequel novel to Twelve Kings in Sharakhai and The Song of the Shattered Sands series as a whole. It’ll be a great companion novel for fans of the series, and a perfect entree for those who want to dip their toes into the universe to see if it’s for them.
Here’s the blurb for it:
Çeda, the heroine of the widely anticipated, just-released novel Twelve Kings in Sharakhai, is the youngest pit fighter in the history of the great desert city of Sharakhai. In this prequel, she has already made her name in the arena as the fearsome, undefeated White Wolf; none but her closest friends and allies know her true identity.
But this all changes when she crosses the path of Rümayesh, an ehrekh, a sadistic creature forged long ago by the god of chaos. The ehrekh are usually desert dwellers, but this one lurks in the dark corners of Sharakhai, toying with and preying on humans. As Rümayesh works to unmask the White Wolf and claim Çeda for her own, Çeda’s struggle becomes a battle for her very soul.
And now I’m going to, I don’t know, throw my cats up into the air! I’m sure they’ll be excited about the news as I am!