What happened to Book 2 of the Sacred Land Legacy, Defenders of the Sacred Land?
The short answer is it doesn't exist anymore.
Book 2 of the Sacred Land Legacy is titled Guardians of the Sacred Land. And you get can it from Amazon.com starting Tuesday 06-21-16 through Sunday 6-26-16 for free!
Why the change?
Well, I got tired of looking at the outdated reviews and descriptions on the Defenders of the Sacred Land Product page. You see, Defenders still had reviews and descriptions of the book for parts of the book that were re-written or changed years ago, yes, YEARS ago, but they were still sitting on the product page influencing buyers even though they were no longer in the book! Some of the reviews are simply not reflective of the book anymore and I can not get them changed so I did what I had to do and re-polished the book, re-wrote some of the action scenes and republished it as Guardians. It is the same book and it is a different book in that if you have the old defenders you do not need to re-buy Guardians. If you are reading the series for the first time, Guardians fits in much better.
There are a few differences between the fourth edition Defenders and the first edition Guardians and I encourage you to get the updated book, but you certainly do not have to get Guardians if you have Defenders, I cant repeat that enough. Reading Defenders in the series instead of Guardians will not change how the series unfolds and vice versa!
I am nearing completion of the first draft of the 6th and final book of the Sacred Land Legacy. I only have a few more chapters to write and then it's on to the second draft. I have allotted more time for rewrites and editing for this book because it is the final and I don't want to forget something or leave something out.
I want to thank all the fans who have stuck with me during all the changes and rewrites of the entire series. Fans have been very vocal about leaving the series as 6 books and not combining them into a trilogy so that's what I am doing. I think I have gotten them to the point I am happy with them. Book 6 will wrap up the story. There will be no teasers for the next Sacred Land series. I do not plan to write another Sacred Land series for a few years, but I will definitely return to it at some point. I will be finishing up the final Wielder Cycle book, Wielder: Master next so there will be one more book set in the Sacred Land world before I move on to something else. I do have another epic fantasy series planned but it will have absolutely nothing to do with the Sacred Land books and will stand on its own. It's a four volume series set in a completely different world.
I am pleased to bring this series to a close. It has been a long and arduous task but it has also been rewarding. I can't help but feel a pang of loss as I have come to love many of these characters and I will miss them. I have learned a lot writing these nine books (Sacred Land and Wielder) and I plan to take those lessons on to the next series and to not repeat any of the bad ones!
To mark the end of the writing of the series I am offering book 1 of the Sacred Land Legacy, Dawn of the Sacred Land for free on Amazon June 11th and 12th and I am also offering book 1 of the Wielder Cycle, Wielder: Apprentice for free on the same dates.
Thank you for supporting me and I look forward to seeing you all when I write the next series! (which I will be doing very soon) Happy Reading!
Mark E. Tyson
Mark E Tyson