From February 4th you can hear the author herself (recovering from laryngitis!) talking about Tracing the Shadow and reading a short extract from the book in a Bantam Dell podcast.
Updated weekly, the Bantam Dell Podcast has a permanent feature on the Bantam Dell home page (www.bantamdell.com) as well as a dedicated page that visitors may click through to for more information. The podcast also has a dedicated home on iTunes.
It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce the publication of Tracing the Shadow by Bantam Spectra. The first part of the story of Celestine de Joyeuse is now available, with the second part of Alchymist’s Legacy, Flight into Darkness due to follow in a year’s time.
See the Tracing The Shadow page for more information, and links to ordering information from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. There’s also an extract available to read for free!
One of the most exciting moments after delivering a manuscript is waiting with bated breath to see the artwork that’s been commissioned by the publishers to go on the cover. And I was so excited when my editor, Anne Groell, sent me my first preview of the cover by talented artist Phil Heffernan.
I’m really thrilled and delighted to be able to present it to you! If you’d like to see more of his work, please do check out his website at www.philheffernan.com.
Tracing the Shadow, the first book of Alchymist’s Legacy, tells what happened in Francia (and elsewhere) some years before Lord of Snow and Shadows.
It isn’t due to be published until Feburary 2008 by Bantam Spectra in the US (more details to follow soon!) but you can read an exclusive extract right here on the site.
I’m really delighted to be able to announce that Bantam Spectra has bought Alchymist’s Legacy, a duology set in the world of Artamon.
Tracing the Shadow (Book One) will tell Celestine’s story before the events that take place in Lord of Snow and Shadows and Flight into Darkness (warning — these titles may change!) picks up the tale again after Children of the Serpent Gate.
Even though they will – I hope – be fun for readers of the first series to discover more about characters they have already met, I also intend these two books to be completely accessible to new readers. No publication dates yet, but I hope to post those soon.
So – a big thank you to all those of you who have supported The Tears of Artamon and have written asking for more. And also a big thank you to Bantam Spectra and my editor Anne Groell for making it possible.