So we’re now 2 months away from the release of An Inheritance of Magic, and we’ve come to the end of the introductory series of worldbuilding articles (they’ve only scratched the surface of the new setting, with a lot more to go). In the meantime, quite a backlog of news has built up, so let’s get to it!
First off, An Inheritance of Magic‘s UK cover has been launched!
I really like this one – it’s going to have a gold-foil effect that I think will look very pretty. This is going to be my first ever English-language hardback release, which I’m quite excited about (I’ve had some hardbacks released in translated editions, but that’s not quite the same). I’ve also signed what are going to be the title pages for 500 signed copies, which will be released via The Broken Binding – I don’t have a direct pre-order link as yet, but once I do, but I’ll post it up here.
The sequel to An Inheritance of Magic is very close to done. I’m working on the final chapter as we speak, and just crossed the 90,000 word mark as of yesterday. First draft should be completed in a week or two at the most. Once that’s done I’ll send it off to my publishers, take a rest, and then start making plans for Book 3!
I’ve also been in negotiations with my US publisher, Penguin Random House, about an audio narrator for the Inheritance of Magic series. They’ve involved me in the process this time, so I spent a while last weekend going through audition recordings. One of the narrators really stood out and I think my publisher’s making an offer at the moment, so hopefully I’ll have some news on that front soon!
And finally, next week I’ll be releasing Chapter 2 of An Inheritance of Magic (Chapter 1 went up five weeks ago). See you then!