Terry Brooks and I are proud to unveil the special editions of The Druid of Shannara on Wednesday, March 1st at 7PM ET/4PM PT, celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Heritage of Shannara series. The Druid of Shannara continues the story set forth in The Scions of Shannara, which was given the special edition treatment last year (if you missed out, buy your regular or special edition copies HERE). On the Zoom Reveal, Terry and I will share some of the gorgeous interior art by Lixin Yin, announce The Signed Page pre-order date for the special editions, and take any and all questions from those who attend the Zoom.
To join us on Zoom with the ability to ask questions of Terry or me, register for free HERE! If you have no desire to partake in the Zoom but wish to only watch, we will stream the event on Terry’s Facebook page HERE as well as post the video on the Grim Oak YouTube Podcast.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I’m always around.
I am pleased to announce two new items, one of which is very close to my heart.
First, Mark Lawrence and artist Tom Roberts have agreed to sign colossal cards of Tom’s artwork that has been used for Mark’s new novel, The Book That Wouldn’t Burn. Seeing as Mark lives in the United Kingdom, it is difficult having him for a book signing, and I certainly can’t ship books through the mail at such distances without the books becoming damaged. But given the success of my colossal cards these last few years, I thought it would be fun to produce one using Tom’s beautiful library artwork and have them double-signed.
In short, if you place an order for the novel, you’ll receive an unsigned copy of the book along with a double-signed colossal card. And before anyone asks, no, you cannot only buy the colossal card.
Next up is a chapbook for The King-Killing Queen, my forthcoming new novel from Grim Oak Press and Skybound Entertainment (The Walking Dead) that ties into my Annwn Cycle trilogy. The chapbook is the first 48 pages of the novel. I’ve produced 750 of these to hand out at various 2023 SF&F conventions. But I’ve taken 100 of them and placed them on The Signed Page for those of you who cannot attend one of the cons. I’ll number these 100 like I did on The King Must Fall anthology, and, if ordered on their own receipt, they will ship out in early March. An early first look at my newest creation.
A bit of bad news here but it shouldn’t cause a serious problem.
The Druid of Shannara Special Editions will not go up for preorder on February 1st as originally planned. There are a number of reasons for this. The big reason: I haven’t received final bindery quotes yet. I need those in order to know the final pricing of the books. The second reason: I’ve been busy editing my new novel, The King-Killing Queen, and I’m behind on my delivery deadline. It means I haven’t had the time to devote to social media assets, product pages for the books, and creating images of the merchandise items we’ll have. All important things, to be sure.
But the third reason is the most interesting: It looks like Terry and I may be going to Emerald City Comic Con the first weekend of March. If they give us a Spotlight Panel, we will bring a slideshow of artwork from The Druid of Shannara Special Editions as well as The King-Killing Queen. It should make for a great panel. And of course, we will video it—either live or taped. For all to watch.
I know may of you were looking forward to February 1st. I know I was. But the extra time will help get all elements of the book ready for your full enjoyment.