Six Sacred Swords, my prequel to the Arcane Ascension series from Keras’ perspective, is almost finished. I’m just waiting on my final notes to come back from my professional editor, then after I make those changes, the book should be good to go.
As per usual, the Kindle edition will be first, followed by the paperback relatively quickly thereafter, and finally audio some time after that. We’re going to try to have this recorded much sooner after the Kindle release this time, but I don’t know what the release date will be.
This book is more of a side-story and very adventure focused. If you enjoyed the dungeon crawling and tests in my Arcane Ascension books more than the school content, this is probably something you’ll like. If you’re more interested in the magic theory and classroom stuff, you won’t see as much of that type of thing here, although there’s still some hints of how magic works and some training and experimentation.
This also serves as part of the bridge between the War of Broken Mirrors and Arcane Ascension books. Once War of Broken Mirrors book 3 (Defying Destiny) is out, you’ll have a pretty clear idea of how the stories connect, although there will still be a fair bit of time between Six Sacred Swords and the first Arcane Ascension book. That detail will be filled in over time throughout subsequent Keras books and possibly some other spin-offs I’m not ready to talk about just yet.
Anyway, the book is getting close to finished, and I hope to share it with everyone soon. There probably won’t be pre-orders for this one – I plan to launch it the day it’s ready, rather than setting a specific date in advance.
As per usual, Daniel Kamarudin is my amazing cover artist. You can find him here. Shawn T. King did the graphic design and typography for this one (and On the Shoulders of Titans). You can find his page here.
Here’s the cover!