Lake of Spirits now available in print
Posted on September 9, 2011 (Subscribe to Blog)
Today, UPS delivered my first batch of Lake of Spirits (only a few of which are shown in this picture). They look great and I'm glad (again) that I use Lightning Source to print my books, because they're always top quality. And when I say top quality, I mean that there are no scuffs or dents, no dust, no misaligned spines, no excess glue... everything looks professional. So this batch is ready to send out to those on my list of pre-orders.
I have a feeling this batch will run short very quickly, though, so I'll be putting in another order in the next week or so. If you want a signed copy, order now. Alternatively, get a copy from Amazon USA or Amazon UK.
As always, I'm nervous about the reaction to the latest addition to the series. Is it on par with the others? Better? Worse? Only readers can judge, so please let me know. There's a nice review on Amazon from a reader who bought the Kindle or Nook edition:
"I was thoroughly excited when I found this book, I am glad that Mr. Robinson finished another book. This is probably one of my favorite series, I have read the other three books at least 3x each. But I was disappointed with the ending, I wish that it was soooo much longer. I hope the next book is released soon!" —Shannon
The next book is planned for 2012, but I can say no more than that because I'm not sure of my schedule yet. I'm editing The Impossible World at the moment, and after that I'd really like to start on something new... but we'll see.
On the subject of new books, writing buddy Roger Eschbacher has a brand new fantasy novel for young readers: Dragonfriend (Leonard The Great, Book One) is on its way to me by mail, equally hot off the press. So hot, in fact, that it's not even released yet. I have the pleasure of proofing it for him, although I doubt I'll pick up much since my proofreading brother Darren has already had his hands on it. See Roger's website here.
And I have another book to proofread, namely Brian Clopper's Flame and Fortune, again for young readers (see Brian's website here). I'm a slow reader, so I really need to carve out some more reading time. Yes, I'll cut back on my sleep, maybe use the hours of 3-4am for reading. Setting my alarm clock now... :-)
Thanks for the shout out, Keith! Just finished reading Mountain of Whispers (it was excellent, per usual) and I'm looking forward to continuing on with the new book. Love the cover, by the way.
Wow. It's an exciting time with all of these new books coming out!