The first is the new Dragonlance novel, Dragons of Deceit. Co-author Tracy Hickman signed copies of the book at Emerald City Comic Con. I managed to get 40 copies that are in wonderful condition and they are now available HERE. When gone, they are gone.
The next item(s) is a comic book adaptation of one of the most beloved SF&F books of all time: Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb. Dark Horse Comics bought the rights to adapt the book into a series of comic book issues. They are starting with the first six issues and, if they do well, they will continue to adapt the full novel at 18 issues.
There are two ways to order these comic books signed by Robin Hobb. Since some people just like to order issue #1 of a series, you can do that. Assassin’s Apprentice Issue #1 is $15 on its own. It will ship in late December. You can also order Issues #1-3 combined and shipped after Issue #3 publishes in February 2023 to help save on shipping. The cost is $36 for the three issues. Issues #4-6 will be made available early next year. All of these comic books will come bagged and boarded to help protect them.
I’ll be placing my order for the comic books in early November. Be sure to place your order soon to ensure you get the copies you want.
As many of you know, Terry Brooks was over at my house these last few days. He was there signing Kickstarter books.
But sadly, Terry’s publisher dropped the ball on getting me copies of Daughter of Darkness on time. They arrived today when they were supposed to arrive last Friday — and of course today is the day he is leaving for his tour. That means he won’t be able to sign the books until October 13th when he returns to Washington State. That’s our current plan. Let’s hope we can stick to it.
What does it mean? It means you won’t be receiving your signed copy until after October 13th. If that doesn’t work for you, feel free to reach out to me and I can refund your order.
More news in mid-October when the books are signed!
I loved attending Rose City Comic Con. The readers were enthusiastic and the authors were so happy to chat with them.
While there, I got to know Del Rey Books author Wesley Chu better. We’ve known one another for a few years — and we play fantasy football against one another with Guy Gavriel Kay and an odd assortment of incredible SF&F nerds — but hanging out at RCCC was great fun with Wes. And of course, it was wonderful talking about his brand-new book, The Art of Prophecy.
The Art of Prophecy is the first book in an amazing new series. And like Wes’s earlier work, it’s fantastic. Not only did it garner incredible reviews from Terry Brooks, Naomi Novik, Jacqueline Carey, Robin Hobb, and Peter V. Brett, but Del Rey really produced a gorgeous book. I mean, publishers RARELY add full-color map endpapers to a trade hardcover release. For something like that to happen, all departments at Del Rey had to be super excited about the book itself and the story that Wes is telling. That speaks volumes.
I have a number of signed copies. I also have a number of signed copies that were damaged from the publisher. Every time I discover a damaged copy, I’ll put it up on the website at a discount. In this way, I hope to help those of who who want a pristine copy as well as those of you who might want a perfect reading copy.