One Month

It’s been a month since the release of The Grace of Kings.

This is, without a doubt, the most widely read thing I’ve ever written, and I’m beyond pleased that many readers seem to be enjoying the world of Dara and the adventures of its inhabitants. Thank you; thank you so much.

If you’ve read the book and haven’t had a chance to review it, please take a moment to do so on Amazon, Goodreads, and wherever else you like. Reviews help readers discover books they like, and they help authors connect with readers who would like their books.

Oh, I should announce here that The Grace of Kings will be released in Chinese, Russian, and German — plus there’s also a UK publication deal. More details soon!

Artwork by Francesca Myman

I also have a treat for you this time. For my Locus interview, Francesca Myman created some artwork illustrating what the silkpunk airships and vessels might look like. I think she did an amazing job.

silkpunk ariship race by Francesca Myman

Artwork by Francesca Myman/Locus Publications

So I tried to envision the airships as both fish and bird inspired. You wouldn’t see individual feathers from afar, but I thought that the colorful feathers might cover a rudder shaped like a fish’s dorsal fin, with the “oars” draping below… 

— Francesca Myman

You can read the rest of Francesca’s thoughts behind her artwork here.

Signed Copies

Independent local bookstore On the Dot Books has signed copies of my novel for sale. You can get them here (select the “signed” option before adding to basket).

I signed these both with a pen and with my Chinese seal, so these are doubly special :)