#writing #fantasy novels My second novel, Plague Book Two of The Search, is now being printed. That’s the upside, the downside is it’s going to cost 50p more than my first, The Gateway, because it’s longer by 50 pages. This I can do nothing about except assure you that I have reduced the price to its lowest level. On Amazon and the others it will cost £11.49, on FeedARead.com I think it will be £8.49. Believe it or not, my take on Amazon and the others will be 72p on each one sold. I’ll get a little more if you purchase it through http://www.feedaread.com/
The size of the paperback is 6″ x 9″ and it is 556 pages long.
Nevertheless it is well worth the money. Here’s the original blurb for the back cover. I had to amend it slightly for it to fit the space.
And the God spoke:
‘The pestilence precedes you, let it not be wasted. Search for the key. Kill the boy!’
The survivors of Sanctity flee on the Grim, leaving the body of Lord Tragen behind but, unknowingly, a shape-shifter and the plague travel with them. They make for Griffin Island where they will face revolt and the task of leading the islanders to safety.
In the Scissor Mountains, Ryn, magical albatross, once again sees his friends, Shadra and Anselm, captured. Betrayed by the liosalfar they face death. The Cragga watches hoping to use the bird for her own ends.
Meanwhile, in Southern Drakka, Chong-An, an overweight, oriental wizard, teams up with Elstan, another of the chancellor’s agents. They both flee the manic black sorcerers of the Guild of the Brethren of Wisdom. Chased through the mountains they take refuge in Mulkie’s Cross where they must locate a guide to take them through the Drikander. But the guide, Cledwyn, is about to be beheaded for heresy in front of the whole town.
In the Onyx Islands Leash is enslaved by pirates and he comes to an understanding with his own demon—the vampyrus.
In this second book I have brought in several more characters–all intrinsic to the search and, hopefully, all will meet up in the third instalment. I say “hopefully” for who knows where the story may lead. You will be able to read for yourself in a year’s time.
Meanwhile, I am going to take a few weeks off writing to concentrate on marketing, which is something I’ve done very little of since publishing the Gateway. Wish me luck!