The title of this blog refers to the final book of the Sacred Land Legacy. I have been fighting with getting it the way I want it for several months now. I fretted it wasn't long enough, I fretted it wasn't spectacular enough, I fretted it didn't tie things up the way I wanted. So, Yesterday, I said enough! I turned it over to the editor. I assume there will be one more re-write when I get the manuscript back and I am not going to fret over it anymore. I am going to publish as soon as I have the corrections and final re-writes done. In fact, I am so confident with it now that I began writing another book today. Book 1 of the Shadow Legacy. (Don't worry. I haven't forgotten my promise to you, Jay F.)
For those of you who want Wielder: Master, it's coming too. I am on a writing roll right now and I plan to finish WM by the first half of February. (finish doesn't mean publish, it will still need to be edited and that requires scheduling time with my increasingly popular and therefore difficult to get quick editing time slots editor) But don't worry, I will be writing something else while I wait for a time slot. Actually, I plan to have a book a month for the foreseeable future! I am an active author again and it feels great!
If you have enjoyed my work with the sacred Land, you ain't seen nothing yet! I learned a lot from writing that series and with the Wielder Cycle. Lessons learned and mistakes that will not be repeated in future projects. I know it doesn't seem like it right now, but I can write a full novel in about half the time I used to. I know because I have three nearing completion as of this writing. I agonized over Crusade for the Sacred Land because by the time I got to the ending I wrote long ago, I didn't like it anymore and had to re-write it. I like it much better now!
Anyway, I am ready to tell you a little about the Shadow Legacy. It's the next series I have planned (and partially written). It concerns a MC named Thulen Cael who is a descendant of people who won the Great War between good and evil in the past. Only, unknown to him, his side was the evil side and his side left the losers in pretty terrible shape, while they lived in luxury with the best lands and protection. (of course he doesn't consider his people "evil")
Thulen is also a rare Enchanter, trained in the great magic university called the Arcanorum. He was in the midst of enchanting a sword for the king when the darn thing was stolen. Able to track his own enchantments, he and his warrior friend Vadis, go after the sword. Things go sideways from there.
Unlike the previous two series which were both coming of age style tales, this one is a tale of discovery complete with magic, divination by observing the behavior of cats, witches who can invade and manipulate dreams, Vampires (Mark Tyson Style vampires- you know I will put my own spin on them!) Traveling minstrels, games played to the death, and much, much more!
The first novel in each series is now live as an ebook at Barnes and Noble, Apple iBooks, Kobo, and is pending at Google play/books. Both books (Wielder: Apprentice, Dawn of the Sacred Land) are now available for Nook reading tablets and iPad as well as Kindle. In fact, they are available for most every reader or tablet manufactured.
These two books are the first of many that will slowly filter out to the other ebook platforms over the next two months as they drop out of their exclusive to Amazon contracts.
Remember, nothing will happen to them on Amazon except that they will no longer be available for Kindle Unlimited (Amazon's Subscription service)
However, I have decided to release all new releases to KDP select exclusive to Amazon for 3 months (at least) before they transition to the other ebook platforms so that people with the Kindle Unlimited may read them via the program. Of course, anyone can buy new releases at Amazon at the same time whether they are a member of the Kindle Unlimited subscription service or not. If you have any questions about new releases and Kindle Unlimited just send me a comment here and I will answer it for you.
Mark E Tyson