Friday, January 30, 2015

Announcing a New Series Set in the Seven Realms


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.


9 comments:

Kirby White said...

You have made my life worth living with this announcement. Love these books and was hoping for more in the Seven Realms universe, I am on the edge of my seat.

Kristie said...

As a 40-something year old who LOVES the Seven Realms series, I am super glad that Han, Raisa and the rest will be in their 40s, now, too.
Thanks for writing such wonderfully crafted stories!

Aussie Phil said...

As a 60 year old I have really enjoyed all your books and look forward to reading the next set. Glad you have stuck with the same world but updated it. Thanks again

Natalie Aguirre said...

So excited for your new series. I can't wait!

MaryWilburReed said...

I've been shouting "hallelujah" about this since I first heard the news. This is such a wonderful series, full of all the things that make for the kind of books you're sad to finish. So glad Cinda has chosen to take us back to the realm full of possibilities! Can't wait! P.S. I hear we're going to Carthis...

Donna (Bites) said...

This is awesome. Congratulations and I can't wait to read them! I still recommend the Seven Realms series to anyone who will listen.

Candace said...

I'm so, so, SO excited! I can't wait to see how the characters from the Seven Realms are doing, even if they are old. ;) And I ADORE the world and can't wait to get back to it!

Cassandra Hernandez-Ruiz said...

Excited,yes, I would be glad to return to the Seven Realms universe especially now that I know it will be twenty-five years later from the original Seven Realms series.

Jessica said...

I love reading and often go into bookstores and just wander the aisles until something catches my eye. It was this way that I picked up the Demon King. I've now finished all 4 (finished books #2, #3, and #4 in less than 48 hours because I just couldn't stop) and was hungry for more. I'm so glad that I found this post and I'm very much looking forward to the release of this series!