A quick update on the publication dates for The Veiled Throne (Book 3 of the Dandelion Dynasty) and Speaking Bones (Book 4 — the last book — of the Dandelion Dynasty).
You’ve probably heard about the supply chain issues plaguing publishing. Well, I’ve been struck by them as well. As a result of all the problems getting new books printed, The Veiled Throne’s publication date has been pushed back to December 7, 2021. And since we don’t anticipate these issues going away magically after the new year, Speaking Bones, the final volume, has been pushed back to June 21, 2022.
Yes, I’m disappointed, since I really want to see these books out there for fans as soon as possible. But I’m choosing to celebrate the fact that we’re still making new books in a challenging time, when the world itself seems to be passing through a wall of storms of the unknown. I got to tell the story I wanted to tell, and that’s no small thing.
Since the publication date is so late in the year, I’m going to take a hit in sales. If you can preorder The Veiled Throne from a retailer linked by Simon & Schuster in the US or Head of Zeus in the UK, that would be really really helpful to me.