NEWS

The Last Road available in UK (and I'm off to CanCon)

[October 17, 2019] I'm off to Ottawa and CanCon in the morning, but meanwhile I have news some of you have been waiting for. The trade paperback of The Last Road is now available in the UK, at least through the Book Depository.

"Six Books" Interview with Nerds of a Feather

[October 13, 2019] Nerds of a Feather did a "Six Books" interview with me. Find out what upcoming book I'm most excited about, a book I bounced off of initially but later reassessed, and more ...

In Medias Res and then some ...

[October 8, 2019] Where should one begin a book? I wrote a piece for The Fantasy Hive on how I ended up beginning The Last Road in the middle and why that structure worked best to tell the story.

Interview on The Dimension Between Worlds

[October 3, 2019] Over on The Dimension Between Worlds , I was interviewed by Dan Stubbings about writing dialogue, books everyone should read, writers who influenced me when I was young, and much more.

Saying Farewell to the Gods and Devils and Caravaneers of the Caravan Road

[September 19, 2019] Over the next six weeks or so I'm going to be doing a number of guest posts on various sites, as well as interviews, talking about The Last Road and Gods of the Caravan Road. The first of these is a post I wrote for the blog of fellow fantasy author Sarah Ash, "Saying Farewell to the Gods (and Devils, and Caravaneers) of the Caravan Road." Some thoughts on leaving old friends behind...

Latest news on ordering The Last Road

[September 15, 2019] Unfortunately, it looks like the problems with Pyr's new distributor, Simon & Schuster, haven't been fully resolved. In the US the print edition of the book is available for preorder everywhere. In Canada, it's available to preorder at independent bookstores and Indigo, but not Amazon Canada. In the UK, the print book still does not seem to be available for preorder anywhere. I've done all I can do at my end to get this resolved, without success. All I can suggest is that you talk to your local bookseller, tell them the distributor for Pyr is now Simon and Schuster, or contact Pyr directly to ask why the book isn't available yet and when it will be. (These distribution problems also seem to be hitting the rest of the books in the series as booksellers run out of stock.) The only comfort I can offer the UK is that at least the ebook is available through Kobo and Kindle (and Nook in the US). If you prefer print books, it's not the same, I know. I'm sorry for the frustration this is causing some of you. If the problem is resolved, I will definitely send out an announcement to let people know. Here’s where you can find links to various booksellers for The Last Road. Cheers!

Update on pre-ordering The Last Road

[August 20, 2019] Pyr has released the cover for The Last Road, which concludes Gods of the Caravan Road and is coming out October 22nd. If you're looking to pre-order it -- and it would make me very happy if you did! -- be warned there's a mess with the distribution that hasn't yet (as of August 20, 2019) been sorted out. All my books with Pyr are showing as "not available" (or as just a few last copies) almost everywhere, because places are still set up to try to get them from Random House, which does not have them, instead of Simon and Schuster, which does. Also, if you pre-ordered it in the Fall of 2018 or the Winter of 2019, there's a good chance your order was cancelled -- all the pre-orders were wiped out in the first round of this distributor mess following Pyr's sale to a new parent company. You may have to order it again. There's no problem with the ebooks, so you can pre-order The Last Road in that format (and likewise the other four books too if you are so moved). For print books, your options are pretty much limited to Amazon US and Canadian independent bookstores, as they're the ones that have the correct distributor in their databases. You can find order links for everything here; just click on the cover of the one you want, to go its page. Bear in mind what I said above about print books and don't believe them when they say unavailable or out of print: Amazons CA and UK are selling used copies but not new ones (or used ones labelled as 'new' but which are from resellers), which is annoying when the books are still in print, not to have actual new royalty-earning copies available. Soon, I hope, all five books of Gods of the Caravan Road will be available to order in trade paperback again, everywhere. If you want to be sure of being notified when the mess is sorted out, you can sign up for my newsletter. Cheers!

Release Date for The Last Road

[July 2019] As you may have heard, late in 2018 Pyr was sold to a new parent company, Start. There have been some unavoidable delays in the shakedown cruise phase of the transition! It looks like the new publication date for The Last Road is October 22, 2019. I'm working on correcting the proofs -- an important nearly-final stage -- at this very moment.

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The Last Road

[Sept. 2019] Coming in the spring of 2019 from Pyr! The final novel of Gods of the Caravan Road. When even the gods are dying, the hope of the world may lie in its most feared enemies. (Pyr 2019.)