Author Archives: Benedict

How Many Alex Verus Books Will There Be?

This was something that was asked a couple of times in relation to my last post, (and has been asked lots more times in the past) and I figured it deserved its own post to answer.  The short answer is … Continue reading

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Preparations

Currently planning out Book #10.   I’m looking forward to this book.  In a lot of ways it’s going to be the big turning point of the series – not the end, but the last major set of reveals/dramatic changes … Continue reading

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Edits are Done

The first-round edits on Book #9, Marked, are finished.  There are still copy-edits and proofreader corrections to do, but they’re relatively minor – the version of the book that I sent off to my publishers yesterday is 95% identical with … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #97

From: Mike Did Alex ever consider Starbreeze to be a friend? If so, then why hasn’t he reached out to her. If not, then can anyone actually befriend an elemental? Yes, he considered (still does) her to be a friend. … Continue reading

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New Covers!

So some of my UK readers might have noticed as of a while back that Burned (book #7) and Bound (book #8) have a slightly different cover design from books #1 through #6.  This has actually been UK Orbit’s plan … Continue reading

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Marked Release Date Change

Just heard from my publishers – the release date of Marked has been changed slightly to July 5th 2018 (so about one month later than previously planned).  This should be the final release date for both the UK and the … Continue reading

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Marked Update

Edits for Book #9, Marked, are underway.  The good news is that they’re relatively easy ones.  Back when I did my series on The Process, I mentioned that waiting for first-round edits can be a little stressful, since the edits … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #96

From: Gurndolf Hi Luna! I’ve got a question on the dream stones, do they have their own will? Can they influence their user? Thanks! In theory they’re supposed to be just focuses, which means they aren’t alive and they don’t … Continue reading

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Ask Luna #95

From: Svetli Hi, a fan from Bulgaria here. I wanted to ask how exactly did Alex got recognised as a full-fledged mage, after he escaped only as an apprentice from Drakh? So there are two ways for the Light Council … Continue reading

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Book 9 Update & UK Cover

The last two months of posts have been a solid block of Ask Lunas, but now that the backlog’s clear (or almost clear), here’s an update on Book 9! Alex Verus #9 is currently on step 4 of the publication … Continue reading

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