Want some even better news? Book #7 is scheduled to hit audio in December. And Book #8, the finale, should be out early next year. I expect that the only people more excited to have the full series on audio than I am is you all.
If you’re new to BREAKERS, it’s a post-apocalyptic series about a small cast of characters who struggle to survive as the world ends — not just once, but twice. The first three audiobooks are available together on Audible for just one credit. That’s 42+ hours of listening. At the moment of this post, the set has 1010 ratings and a 4.3 average. With the remainder of the series on the horizon, now’s a great time to jump in.
Gosh. With sales pitching like that, just imagine how good the writing in the books must be!
If you’re not a Kindle user, the Kindle app should work on most devices. If you can’t or won’t use Amazon, please email me at edwrobertson AT gmail and we’ll work something out. If you’re a paperback reader, I hope to have that version out within a week or two.
By the way, I get the impression a lot of people think this series will be a trilogy. Well how does it feel to be WRONG? Does it feel great? It should, because this series will actually be five or six books long. My intent is to start writing #4 by December (I have something else to wrap up first) and publish it by April 2017.
When will the audiobook for THE WOUND OF THE WORLD come out, you ask? Well, I’ve just sent the manuscript off to Podium, the audiobook publisher for this series. Tim Gerard Reynolds is slated to record it next month. After that, it’ll take some time for post-production, and a couple-three weeks to be submitted to and approved by Audible.
This is a long-winded way of saying it won’t be overnight. That said, it should be out early next year, perhaps even January. I know Podium will be eager to get rollin’ with it. Speaking of all these things! The Voice Arts Awards have nominated Tim and THE RED SEA for 2016 Best Narrator in a Fantasy novel. Winners will be announced November 13. *glares at VAAs* I’m sure the VAAs will make the correct decision.
Getting back to THE WOUND OF THE WORLD, I always feel a certain amount of trepidation publishing a new book—what if I’ve suddenly turned into a pumpkin and can’t be trusted to write a manual for a coffee machine, let alone a worthy sequel to my previous books??—but I am, at the moment, feeling pretty good about this one. It expands the world while leading to a story that I think will be pretty epic.
Enough blathering by me, either you’re going to buy it or you’re not. My recommendation: get it.
I’m pretty pleased with this one—the plot takes a major leap forward, and sets the stage for the final phase of the story. That’ll take two more books to tell. I have to get back to some other series first, so look for the ending next year.
Following RONIN, I’m working on a Sekrit Project, which should be out later this year. As soon as that’s wrapped up, I’ll be moving on to THE CYCLE OF GALAND #3. Expect that one sometime this fall.
Well, if I want to hit those deadlines, I’d better return to work. As always, hope you enjoy the latest book. Drop me a comment if you’ve got any questions.
It’s currently doing battle with some truly mighty foes. Its next opponents may be too great a match to overcome…but Dante and Blays will battle to the end. For death and glory!
As with the previous books, THE SILVER THIEF is narrated by the immensely talented Tim Gerard Reynolds. I can’t say enough about Tim—he’s brought these characters to life. I hope I get to continue working with him for a very long time.
I’ll be starting work on the third book in the Cycle of Galand next month, meaning it should be out in ebook and paperback sometime this fall. The audiobook will take a little time to produce from there, but I’d bet my publishers will have it out before the year’s up. (Oh—still no word on the remaining Breakers books, but I’ll keep asking.)
Okay, back to work for me. As always, hope you enjoy. The 24th can’t come soon enough!
After a busy month in audiobookland, here’s yet another piece of news: TRAITOR, Rebel Stars #2, is now out in audio!
Go ahead and buy it if you want—but I’ve decided to give away a whole bunch of copies of any book in the REBEL STARS series. If you’d like a copy of book 0, 1, or 2, sign up for my audiobook mailing list:
Add your Audible email and I’ll gift a copy your way. After, feel free to unsubscribe; this is just the easiest way for me to keep track of things.
Hope this helps keep you busy until the next Rebel Stars book, which should be out in two or three months. Happy listening!
For audiobooks, the Audie Awards are kind of a big deal. They’re the format’s equivalent of the Oscars for movies, or the Hugos for science fiction and fantasy.
And THE CYCLE OF ARAWN has been nominated for one.
Best fantasy novel! I’m shocked and thrilled. Even in the midst of my initial euphoria, however, I knew a great deal of the credit belongs to my narrator, Tim Gerard Reynolds. This is no false modesty: Tim’s up for an incredible three Audios this year. Besides ARAWN, he’s also been nominated for Larry Correia’s Son of the Black Sword, and Golden Son, the second book of Pierce Brown’s incredibly popular Red Rising trilogy. Tim’s talent is remarkable and I’m extremely lucky to have his voice reading my words. I have a feeling he’s on the verge of becoming a superstar.
You know who else has three nominations? My audiobook publisher, Podium. Back when I signed with them, it was a bit of a gamble, as their track record was very limited. Since then, however, they’ve racked up all kinds of award nominations and incredible titles, including the #1 selling digital audiobook of all time, THE MARTIAN.
You might fairly label THE MARTIAN as an outlier, what with the whole “Hollywood movie up for a Best Picture Oscar” thing, but Podium’s produced multiple legit bestselling audio series. Along with THE CYCLE OF ARAWN, they’ve also put out Stephen Moss’ FEAR SAGA and Joshua Dalzelle’s BLACK FLEET trilogy, among several others. At this moment, they’ve got 200 titles up representing dozens of authors. The road with them hasn’t been without its bumps, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to sign with them.
Anyway, win or lose, I’m completely honored to be nominated. Winners will be announced at the Audies Gala on May 11. I can’t wait to hear the results.
Just like the title says, THE RED SEA: The Cycle of Galand, Book 1 is coming to an audiobook store near you. With the series picking up after THE CYCLE OF ARAWN, I’m immensely happy to announce THE RED SEA is also narrated by the wonderful Tim Gerard Reynolds.
Tim is a huge reason THE CYCLE OF ARAWN has done so well on audiobook, so it’s great to have him back. He’s in high demand these days—narrating for RED RISING, Larry Correia’s new epic fantasy, and the Riyria novels, among others—but he will continue to be the voice for the rest of this series.
My understanding is that the sequel, THE SILVER THIEF, is scheduled for audiobook release this spring. The third book should be out on ebook late this summer, so I’m tentatively expecting the third book will be out before year’s end as well.
Initially, it looked like Dante and Blays’ adventures were going to end with THE CYCLE OF ARAWN. It’s been immensely gratifying to see the series explode like it has—it’s allowed me to keep writing in this world. As long as you all keep reading them, I could see myself writing them for a long time.
Hear ye, hear ye! THE SILVER THIEF: The Cycle of Galand #2 is now live (almost) everywhere. You can find it on Amazon, Amazon UK, iBooks, B&N Nook, Kobo, Google Play, and paperback. The previous book, THE RED SEA, can be found on Amazon.
(NOTE: in a few days, THE SILVER THIEF will be moved into Kindle Unlimited, meaning it’ll only be available through Amazon. If you’re not an Amazon user, please try to snag it before then!)
This was a fun one to write. I got to expand the world in two or three different dimensions, which is one of the major advantages of writing several books in the same universe. It feels like I get to put more and more “epic” into “epic fantasy” as the series goes on.
Additionally, unlike THE CYCLE OF ARAWN, where each book was a self-contained story, with a few years taking place offscreen between each book, THE SILVER THIEF picks up directly where THE RED SEA left off. I’m looking forward to building a single long, sustained story with this. I wouldn’t be surprised if it requires four books rather than the trilogy I originally saw it as.
Meanwhile, I’m sure a lot of you are wondering when THE RED SEA will be out on audiobook. I’ve got some good news: I heard from my publisher the other day, and while there’s still not a concrete date, it sounds like the preorder will be up shortly after the holidays, with the book going live not long after that. I’ll absolutely post here as soon as it’s available.
As for the next book in THE CYCLE OF GALAND, I have another project or two to finish first, including the next REBEL STARS book. If I stick to my typical schedule, that means Galand #3 will be out sometime this summer. If it continues after that, the fourth book should be out about six months after that (roughly a year from now).
For now, then, happy holidays and enjoy THE SILVER THIEF. I’m thrilled to have been able to continue the adventures of Dante and Blays—I’m already looking forward to writing the next one.
The BREAKERS series may be over…but the world goes on.
And I’ve got a new story in it! You can find it in TAILS OF THE APOCALYPSE, a new collection of stories featuring animals in the apocalypse. The book includes work from Nick Cole, Michael Bunker, and eleven others. And for the next few weeks, the publisher will be donating $1 of every sale to Pets for Vets, a charity that connects military veterans with shelter animals.
(I don’t know if or when this collection will be out in other formats. However, I think there are still some review copies available, so if you’re not a Kindle user, email me at edwrobertson AT gmail and I’ll see what I can do.)
It was pretty fun to revisit BREAKERS, especially without the pressure of tying the story into a larger series arc. I definitely see myself writing a few more of these as time goes on. In particular, there’s a story implied by the end of BLACKOUT that deserves exploration. Yes, it’s the one you’re thinking of. I have some other things to write first, but I’ll be keeping that one in the back of my mind.
In the meantime, hope you enjoy TAILS!