It’s almost here. Just one more week.
For those of you who are interested and haven’t preordered yet, you can find the book here.
I’ll admit to being a little nervous.
Okay, more than a little nervous.
More than anything else, Arcane Ascension has defined my career as a writer. While the War of Broken Mirrors helped me get started, and I couldn’t have switched to being a full-time writer without the success of Sufficiently Advanced Magic. Beyond that, it’s really where I defined my own style as a writer. My War of Broken Mirrors books show the beginnings of that, mostly with Jonan and Lydia’s perspective chapters, but I think Arcane Ascension is a much clearer indication of what an “Andrew Rowe” novel looks like.
With success, however, comes expectations.
It’s been over two years since On the Shoulders of Titans came out. I know that’s a long time for a lot of you, and I’m aware that if this book doesn’t work for people, I’m likely to lose a lot of fans.
This is compounded by the nature of the book being unusual: it’s a winter vacation book, and thus doesn’t have quite the same structure as my previous books. That’s a bit of a risk, and one that I’m still not convinced was the right one.
Either way, I appreciate anyone who is willing to give the book a chance. And if you’ve already checked out, thank you for your support up to this point. My readers mean the world to me.
I’ll stop rambling.
I truly hope everyone who reads the book enjoys it.
Stay safe, everyone.