Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Release of Heir and the Finding of Percepliquis

When I agreed to the republication of my Riyria series through Orbit, it was to be for a trilogy of books comprised of two novels each. This repacking provided many benefits, most of them to readers, in the form of bookstore availability, but mostly in price as the series costs half of what it would if I were still selling them individually. This I thought was a great deal, but those who had five of the books sitting on their shelves at home wanted that last volume to complete that set. I understood this desire and so too did Orbit who went to the trouble and expense of offering a special edition just for these loyal fans.

I produced and released the print version of Percepliquis and Orbit handled the ebook version.

Percepliquis was released on the 16th of this month in both paper and electronic versions, however some fans were unable to buy it—those fans living overseas.

As it turned out those individuals trying to buy the ebook who were not in the US, or Canada, had their purchases blocked by regional restrictions. This is something I could not see, and it took emails from fans to make me aware of it.

I took the problem up with Orbit and discovered that while Orbit US had agreed to the release of Percepliquis, Orbit UK had not, and Orbit UK handles Europe as well as the UK and Australia. I have word now that Orbit UK will be offering Percepliquis, so those of you wishing to do so, can still order such. At this time I don’t have a release date.

While there is no restriction on the paper version, shipping can be prohibitive overseas. I have however discovered that The Book Depository which provides free shipping anywhere in the world, is now carrying Percepliquis and it can be obtained at this link.

For those of you who are not looking to complete your original paper edition of the series, and are unable to obtain Percepliquis in ebook format Heir of Novron, which contains Percepliquis along with the republication of Wintertide, has been released today, and should be available worldwide—at least I have yet to learn of anyone not able to obtain an ebook copy of Theft of Swords or Rise of Empire so I expect the same should hold true for Heir.   

Please let me know if that is not the case and thanks for your patience.


  1. Dear Michael - Thank you for taking the time to respond to my misunderstanding of the "new" series which I recently purchased on Amazon. I am very impresssed with your journey and even more impressed with the stories you have written. The review I put on Amazon was out of frustration and ignorance. I did not understand the way these novels were being packaged. Other kind readers also wrote to me explaining the same thing happened to them. Again, it was of great value that you responded as you did. I very much appreciate your time and effort. Best of luck. You are doing an incredible job!