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Everything I know About Raksura Novellas So Far

I've finished the last of the four Raksura novellas. Still no title, though. The first three are: "The Falling World," "The Tale of Indigo and Cloud," and "The Dead City."

Below are the preorder links for the paperback edition of the first two Raksura novellas: "The Falling World" (about 40,000 words) and "The Tale of Indigo and Cloud" (about 25,000 words) It will be shipped on September 2 of this year. The paperback will have two extra short stories, "The Forest Boy" and "Adaptation" from my web site.

I don't know about the ebook yet. They were going to put the novellas out individually as ebooks, but now it looks like they'll do an ebook version of the collection. I'll post again when I know for certain.

I also don't know if I'll have the chance to do any actual Raksura novels again, or any novels set in the Three Worlds with different characters. That depends on a lot of factors I don't know about yet, including how well the novellas do, etc. I'd like to, basically, so I hope so.

Preorder links: Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Chapters Indigo, Barnes and Noble, Mysterious Galaxy, Book Depository, Book Depository UK, Amazon UK, Amazon.de, Amazon Spain.

Here's the descriptions for the first two novellas:

In "The Falling World," Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud Court, has traveled with Chime and Balm to another Raksuran court. When she fails to return, her consort Moon, along with Stone and a party of warriors and hunters, must track them down. Finding them turns out to be the easy part; freeing them from an ancient trap hidden in the depths of the Reaches is much more difficult. (40,000 words)

"The Tale of Indigo and Cloud" explores the history of the Indigo Cloud Court, long before Moon was born. In the distant past, Indigo stole Cloud from Emerald Twilight. But in doing so, the reigning Queen Cerise and Indigo are now poised for a conflict that could spark war throughout all the courts of the Reaches. (25,000 words)

The second volume will the coming out in the Spring of 2015 (hopefully, if all goes well with the first one). It'll have "The Dead City" (25,000 words), about Moon before he met Stone, not long after Saraseil, and "Untitled As Yet," (42,000 words) about mysterious occurrences at the court and Moon and Jade having a clutch.

Upcoming Con Appearances

May 23-26, 2014. Comicpalooza, in Houston, Texas.

July 3-6, 2014. Convergence 2014 in Bloomington, Minnesota.

July 25-27, 2014. ArmadilloCon 36 in Austin, Texas. I'll also be one of the teachers at the writing workshop.

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I have the first collection preordered in paperback already. I'm so excited about seeing Moon and Jade finally have a clutch!

I can't wait to read them. Especially the one about Moon and Jade's clutch! I wondered what their kids would be like or how they would like parenthood.

Thank you!

I am really glad we get to see Moon and Jade have a clutch! Love your work and I hope that you get to write more in this world.

I love your work and make sure the local library gets a copy of new stuff when it comes out. I read your books again as soon as my memory of the details fades a bit, and one of the advantages of getting older is that that happens more quickly.

Thank you very much! That's really good to hear. :)

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