The second Island of Fog Chronicles book due for release on August 1st
Posted on July 22, 2015 (Subscribe to Blog)
The recent series of free short stories about how the shapeshifters first transformed will be available on Kindle in about ten days from now, on August 1st.
These stories, which I've been posting on the website over the last six months, work really well together and are intended to complement the story you already know, delving into the off-stage lives of Hal's friends. I've taken great care to make sure everything overlaps perfectly and can be directly compared to the original novel. The tales are told in approximately chronological order; as I said, there's a lot of overlap. The collection should also work as a complete standalone introduction to the series for newbies.
Monsters in the Fog will be the second Island of Fog Chronicles book, around 41,000 words in the form of interconnected tales, priced at $2.99. (As a comparison, Eye of the Manticore was a 33,000-word novella.) It will contain the following:
- Wings of a Faerie
- Nameless Monster
- Dragon in the Woods
- Night of the Centaur
- Bird-Girl and the Shaggy Beast
- Darcy the Dryad
- Riding the Serpent
Eagle-eyed readers will notice that I'm including Hal's transformation scene as told in the original Island of Fog novel. It's lifted directly from the last third of Chapter 9 and the whole of Chapter 10, a complete self-contained scene that works very nicely and fits with the rest of the tales. That means the eight main characters are dealt with, and Thomas features heavily too though his initial transformation can of course be read in the novella Eye of the Manticore, available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple.
I intend releasing this on Kindle ONLY at the moment. I want to give their KDP Select program another try, which means making the book exclusive to Amazon for three months, during which time I can run special promotions. But I expect to put it up on Nook, Apple, and Kobo after that period has expired at the beginning of November.
This is a great idea! I love the title, by the way.