THE GODBORN release day

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TheGodborncleanToday’s the day.

The Godborn, which has been bumping around in my headspace for five years, hits shelves today. ย On the one hand, it feels a little surreal. ย On the other hand, it feels like home. ย When I started writing this novel, the scenes with Riven and Mags and Brennus and Rivalen…it was like visiting with old friends (or maybe frenemies?).

Anyway, I hope you read and I hope you enjoy. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Delete this if if doesn’t help your numbers for sales. So after finishing your book which was freakin awesome, I told my wife” she should read it because it’s really good. She look at the book and said “no way I’m reading all those pages” so I looked around for an audiobook and found that audible had it. In any case i signed up and got 2 free books so I downloaded yours for her and put it in her i phone for her today to listen to while driving.:) In any case lets your fans know if they sign up for audible they can get 2 free books but they must use a download for yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. That’s awesome. I hope your wife enjoys (and I’m glad you did). ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I hope you win your bet.

  4. Do I need to read the Sundering books in order? I’m rather read The Godborn first.

  5. “By Tricksters hairy toes” That was a good read. But Dark & Empty is the fact that there was no page #328. So did you get your bottle of Scotch? If not I am prepared to buy the finest bottle of Strawberry Fields By: Boones Farm money can buy? Thanx for a great story. Blessings to you & yours

  6. Paul:
    I finished Godborn last night. Late last night. It was the second night in a row that I stayed up far past the time that I usually turn in. For me, that is the real test for a book, no matter the genre. Can I put it down? Or do I keep making little deals with myself such as “OK, I’ll stay up and read for 30 more minutes and make up for it by skipping the early workout and sleeping 30 minutes later.” Godborn is the first book I have read in a while that passed the test. Well done. I look forward to more.

  7. Hi Paul,

    I just wanted to say that I started reading your Cale novels about a month and a half ago, breezed through them, and just finished Godborn. The books have been such a smooth read, and I thought Godborn was fantastic!

    However, you use the word “keen(ed)” too much. I’m sorry, but someone had to say it ๐Ÿ™

    Thanks again for the great reads! I’m certainly hooked and look forward to the next!

  8. Hello Paul,

    First and foremost, thank you for creating the tales of Erevis Cale.

    Having been a fan of Salvatore and R. Jordan for many years, I stumbled upon this treasure of a story while at the book store one day looking for something new to spark my attention. Luck was with me that day.

    I haven’t been able to read through any other series with the type of rush I get from the Erevis series. I consider it my Novelistic drug of choice ๐Ÿ™‚ and Godborn was the best thus far.

    I am hoping that there will be more to come from Erevis, Vasen and company down the road.

    Thank you once again!

  9. Paul,

    You did it once again. I have waited five years for the conclusion/ rebirth of the Shadow Wars Saga and damn it if I didn’t read the book in one night… It was AMAZING and worth the wait.

    I will attempt not to spoil the book. First I loved what you did with Rivalen. He was always my favorite and the “coins” dialogue really brought home who he was and was not. It was also interesting that Shar was and yet was not as “present” in this book. I kind of expected more story with her direct involvement, especially considering it was her “aid” that helped start the Spellplague.

    Second, I enjoyed the constant duality of light and dark. The fact that you had character touched by a God, but was incredibly humble unlike a Perseus or Heracles, speaks volumes. For all of his abilities and power it was his “faith” that defined him and that goes so well with the previous stories. To me the Twilight War was about belief and how it defined people, so this book was perfect.

    I really felt like the book might have been rushed. There was a lot of information compacted into each chapter. I could see where you originally wanted to do three books. The back stories and character development was limited, but I agree with what you said about only having so many pages to work with. I will miss certain characters but I look forward to the development of others. Great Work and Thank you for a good story…

    “Nothing Endures!!”

  10. Godborn was great as expected but you knew that so no need to kiss your ass ๐Ÿ˜› . After reading godborn, I finally got around to reading Egil & Nix and was pleasantly surprised. Simply said I loved it! The second book was even better than the first one.

    Especially that Nix character you’ve got something special in the one just the right amount of wit and humor.

  11. Godborn was amazing, I still wish it was a three novel set. Where would you have gone with the story development if it was indeed a three book set? I am dying for another Egil and Nix adventure. I can just see the both of them sitting and having a few pints saying “hey Paul, get off your … and write us back into the game”. Excellent reads all around, cheers!

    • Thanks, Eric. I wouldn’t have gone anywhere different with the story.

      As for Egil and Nix, there is some very good news on that front. Not sure when I’ll be able to share it, though. More coming, is the upshot, and I’ll offer details when I can.

  12. I love Erevis Cale and Drasek Riven as characters! I really like how you base them off of assassins, but not wholly evil. I really enjoyed all the moral dilemmas you put Vasen and Erevis thorugh over the course of all of the novels.

    Out of curiosity, with the new character Orsin, what are your thoughts with him and reincarnation? I am so far from having read every Forgotten Realms novel out there, but from what I read, Orsin is the first character to explore the theme of reincarnation his world. Will we ever get to hear more about his past relationships with Vasen in past lives?

    Thank you so much, and I’m looking forward to reading more about the new Mask, and the adventures of the united Cales’.

  13. I have been waiting for this book for years. I even “kind of” bought it (pre ordered) in ammazon back in 2008. there was a times, when I thought, that you will never make it happend. All this years I was checking this blog like some vulture, always wondering “maybe yes” “maybe no”

    thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

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