My editor has informed me that I should be getting my notes back on Six Sacred Swords today.
Without knowing the scope of what I need to change, it’s tough to give an exact release date – but I’m reasonably confident it will be before the end of the month. In a best case scenario, it might even be within the next week, but I don’t want to make any promises.
In the meantime, I have a book recommendation.
The Ruin of Kings is the first novel in A Chorus of Dragons by Jenn Lyons. I was lucky enough to be able to read an early copy, and I absolutely loved it. Early reviews are comparing it to everything from Game of Thrones to The Name of the Wind and Lies of Locke Lamora – and I see elements of all of those in there.
Essentially, it has a Locke-esque rogue protagonist, but he’s telling his own story (Kvothe style), in a setting with a lot of Game of Thrones style political intrigue. There’s a frame story as well, as well as some other narrator fun – but I won’t spoil that. Overall, I’d actually say the feel of the story is probably closest to Locke Lamora, with some amazing atmosphere, characters, and world building.
…and it has footnotes! Footnotes!
I probably shouldn’t be so excited about that, but I am. You’ll see why if you check it out.
If you’re in the mood for a darker epic with tons of interesting characters and intrigue, I strongly recommend this book.
I’ll post another update when I have a better idea of how long my edits are going to take (or possibly when the book is out, if it ends up being really quick).