Here's a fun update for those of you waiting for more from the world of The Red Hourglass - as Thomas and Mia will have their sequel (The Ruby Heart) released in just a few weeks now :)
If you wanted to pre-order it you can get in early via this link AND below, you can see the cover + the cover for Never's 7th adventure (Spectre) + the cover for Book 2 of the Bone War Trilogy Raven's Price, both due in 2019!
It's July 1st here in Australia and that means that Never's 6th adventure is out now :)
You can grab your copy from Oz retailers here (or the same link works for international buyers when your timezone clicks over too).
Since this is the one where Never learns his true name at last, I'm pretty excited to see how everyone reacts :) As part of release day, here's a preview of a map for Never's world too - it's a partial view of the full map, which was a kickstarter reward.
You can also win a paperback or ebook copy of the story by signing up to receive updates about Never's 7th adventure - visit my newsletter if you're interested!
So! It's been a while, a long while really, since I posted regularly here and that's because I'm mostly using my new website:
Which you can check out above, and where I'll post with greater frequency from now on. At times, I'll still mention stuff here but it's mostly gonna be at the link above. Hope you'll join me at the new site :)
Just an update to let you know that the Phoenix of Kiymako can now be pre-ordered across various retailers, so check out this link if you missed the Kickstarter 🙂
Imperial Towers (Book of Never #5) is now available at Amazon and Kobo and very soon at B&N and (hopefully) at Google Play also.
Purchase - Amazon & Kobo, All Territories
The link above is a 'global link' so no matter where you are in the world, the link will send you a page where you can choose between Amazon, B&N and Kobo, which then defaults to your territory :)
Big thanks to Never fans who have followed along since March 1st in 2016, exactly a year ago today, when book 1 (The Amber Isle) was released :)
Stay tuned for an update for B&N customers but also several interviews where I talk about Never, the books and the magic, along with a post of me reading chapter 1 of Imperial Towers :)
Imperial Towers (Book of Never #5) is now available for pre-order!
Here's a mini-blurb:
Only one thing stands between Never and answers – his brother.
Driven toward the enemy-occupied Imperial City, Never’s doubts grow. Even with new knowledge about his powers, can he truly keep his friends safe in a warzone? Or, like too many times before, will he end up responsible for the deaths of those he should have protected?
Barnes & Noble are a little behind again, so for now Imperial Towers is only available for pre-order with Amazon and Kobo but updates are coming.
Below, you can click a 'global link' which should send you to a retailer in your territory :)
Pre-order (Amazon or Kobo)
Official release is still set for March 1st - see you then!
Imperial Towers is rushing toward release!
But March 1st is still a little ways away so I wanted to share another 'writing soundtrack' - albums and songs I've been immersed in over the months while writing or editing Imperial Towers.
(Tomorrow or so, these will have links, but for now it's just the images)
Only two weeks to go now and Imperial Towers is due for release!
While you wait, I thought I'd post a random quote from somewhere random...page 113 as it turns out:
When Pacela’s Spire finally came into view Never’s arms were burning from the stretcher but he didn’t bother calling a halt, better to reach the comparative safety of the spire sooner. The square resting beneath the Spire lay empty. Silver figures of Pacela in her flowing robe stood at each corner though naught but new weeds crept between the flagstones.
Here's a little preview from the forthcoming Imperial Towers - the first 3 chapters of the conclusion to Never's story :)
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Ashley Capes is an Australian writer of fiction, poetry and very occasional non-fiction.
Imperial Towers (Never Book 5) - draft 1
Moss Dragon - draft 1
Reed Lavender (working title) - draft 1
Unnamed Spec Fic - draft 1
Whisper of Leaves (sequel) - Outline