So Wizards of the Coast has posted the prologue to the novel and you can read it here. I think it’s the best opening I’ve ever written, surpassing the openings of Shadowbred and Riptide, which used to be my top … Read the rest
The short answer: Yes, The Godborn is a standalone novel.
The long answer: Yes, but if you want to get a full view of the events of The Sundering, you’ll want to read all of the Sundering novels (and you should read them, because they’re excellent). And, while The Godbornis standalone, I think readers will get a little more out of it if they’ve at least read … Read the rest
I had my sense of shame surgically removed in my youth, so I have no fear of getting a little egg on my face. Accordingly, I want to let you in on a little wager I made and enlist your help, if you’re willing.
As I mentioned here, Wizards of the Coast has authorized me to post monthly excerpts from my forthcoming novel, The Godborn (book II of the Sundering Series), in the lead up to its October 1 release. I’m posting this excerpt a couple days early because we just had a new addition to our family and my schedule over the next few weeks is very hectic. I have the time now so what the … Read the rest
As I mentioned here, Wizards of the Coast has graciously authorized me to post monthly excerpts from my forthcoming novel, The Godborn (book II of the Sundering Series), in the lead up to its October 1 release.
I’m posting a total of six excerpts. They started in April and will go through to September. None will contain spoilers. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m going to feature different characters in each excerpt, so you … Read the rest
A few new reviews came in over the weekend for my second Tale of Egil and Nix, A Discourse in Steel. I’ve been more than a little pleased with the reception for this book, so thanks to all of you who have mentioned it and/or reviewed it. I really appreciate. And for those of you who haven’t yet read it, maybe these reviews will nudge you in that direction:
(At the outset let me say this: While this post is about sales, I don’t think about all of this in terms of selling books, as such. Instead I think about it in terms of being read. True, the two are essentially congruent, but the former always seems to me an ultimately self-defeating (and kinda greasy) way to think about a writing career).
We’re one week away from the start of The Sundering series, which launches with R.A. Salvatore’s highly anticipated novel, The Companions: The Sundering, Book I. My novel, The Godborn, is the second book of series.
And speaking of The Godborn, here are a few more early reviews/impressions, none of which contain spoilers:
Craig at Geekstronomy says, “A great read with Kemp demonstrating his talent for storytelling.”
I’ve been getting a fair amount of visitors to the site looking for the correct order to read the Erevis Cale stories, so I figured I’d just put up a post for Google to find.
The first thing I’m going to do is list is every damned Cale story in in-word chronological order (which isn’t publication order). That’s for the completists. Then I’m going to tell you the order I think you should read the … Read the rest
A short post to say that I received word today that The Hammer and the Blade, the First Tale of Egil and Nix, has gone back for another printing. This warrants the rare huzzahwoot. Accordingly, HUZZAHWOOT!
My sincere thanks to all of you who’ve talked up the book, reviewed it, recommended it, etc. It really means a lot and I appreciate it enormously.
And hey, in related news, the Second Tale of Egil and … Read the rest