My gods. November. It creeps up on one, squeezing from the pores and orifices of the universe, the long lost month between October and December. The season is of particular note in the Chihuahuan Desert, as the nights are chill but the days still temperate; all the plantlife from the previous year (much of it having sprung up in the last two months) is browning, the small purple and golden flowers turning to dried paper and pulsating about in the wind. I had originally intended for the second book in the Magistricide, In the House of Madame Heretia, to be published in late September, but there was clearly more work to do. October brought further uncertainty, further revision, and it wasn't until the early morning of October 31st that the final adjustments, twists, adornments, profanities, inflammations, and sacred lights were added. The result is a book that I am proud to have written. In it, Kelrob, Jacobson and Nuir experience massive transformation, up to and including death; temptation is plumbed, betrayal explored, hallowed blasphemies summoned (though the relative success of these summonings remains up to the individual reader). Ultimately the tale of Tamrel is brought to close. No, I never intended to release In the House of Madame Heretia in November, but it is a November book, quite literally in setting, but also energetically, a 'lost time' that must be trekked to reach the deep cold of Yule and the New Year's blossoming regeneration. I hope you will all join me in making the voyage.
Ceremony thus expended with, it gives me incredibly vast amounts of pleasure to announce the official release of In the House of Madame Heretia: Vol II of The Magistricide on November 11th, 2014! You can head over to Amazon at the link below and preorder the kindle version for $4.99:
Preorder In the House of Madame Heretia, officially available November 11th!
The book will also be available in physical form on the 11th, for those who still prefer the scent and texture of paper (must admit I am one of these). Once again thank you all for your continued support, please read and review!
PS: Also, there's a giveaway tomorrow (November 8th) of The Mask of Tamrel. You can get the book by clicking on the link below the banner. Enjoy!