Friday, January 30, 2015
Yes! I am under contract with HarperCollins for four new novels, set in the world of the Seven Realms. Though it was announced in Publisher's Weekly back in September, and I announced it on Facebook and Twitter as well as my website, I'm still getting these emails saying, Slacker! Don't you know we're waiting for more books?!
More?! You want more?! I'm so glad.
Frequently Asked Questions about The Shattered Realms
Q: What's the publication schedule for The Shattered Realms?
A: The first book in the series, Flamecaster, is scheduled for spring, 2016. The plan is to release a book a year.
Q: Do I need to read the Seven Realms in order to dig into The Shattered Realms?
A: No, The Shattered Realms stand alone, so they are totally accessible if you've not read the first series. Of course, I'd love it if you read SR1 while waiting for the arrival of SR2. You could even read the Heir Chronicles, which have nothing to do with these stories except that they all involve wizards behaving badly.
Q: Will these books feature all of the characters I know and love?
A: These books are set twenty-five years after the action in the Seven Realms. So some of the characters you know and love will appear in these stories, but they'll be, um, well you do the math. The focus will be on the teenage children of some of the Seven Realms characters. I know that you will welcome these tormented young people into your hearts.
Q: Are you ever going to publish The Star Marked Warder ?
A: Some sharp-eyed readers know that I wrote my first stories set in the Seven Realms in a fantasy series for adults called The Star-Marked Warder http://cindachima.com/Resources/FAQ.htm#SR2 . That series was never published. Some of the ideas, characters, and story lines in the Shattered Realms come from the Star-Marked Warder. Rules for Writers--never throw anything away.
Q: How can I keep up with what's going on with the series, e.g. covers, release dates, and the like?
A: I'll be posting updates regularly on my author Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CindaWilliamsChima on Twitter @cindachima, and Instagram. You'll find the covers, history, background, and other series info on my website at www.cindachima.com
I'm looking forward to returning to the Seven Realms! I hope you'll come with me and share the ride.