Don't get too excited. This isn't a new Royce and Hadrian book it is a new hardcover omnibus which contains the two books of the Riyria Chornicles: The Crown Tower and The Rose and the Thorn. It is only offered to members of the Science Fiction Book Club. But just as with the other hard covers, there will be people reselling them on Amazon's Marketplace so expect to see it popping up there soon.
It's really quite the steal as you can get both books as a hardcover for $17.99 + shipping and the trade paperbacks are $16.00 each. I have ordered a few copies myself and will sell a few signed copies via my website once the arrive. I ordered these well before Christmas and my order still says "Processing" so I don't think they are actually shipping yet, but they should be soon and since sfbc.com is featuring it, I'm assuming they expect to be able to fulfill those orders soon.
For those that are curious about the title. Well you can thank Robin for that. We wanted to keep it in line with the other Riyria books hence the three words with "of" in the middle and as Blood Song and Promise of Blood and Blood Dragon are so popular these days it just had to have that in there. Okay so that last part wasn't part of the equation...but it sounded good. It really has to do with the fact that blood of thieves plays a big role in both of these books. In the first one it is their own blood that is spilt and in the second it is the consequences of blood they spill - so it tied in nicely. As to reading order...I suggest the following:
- Theft of Swords (contains The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha)
- Rise of Empire (contains Nyphron Rising & The Emerald Storm)
- Heir of Novron (contains Wintertide & Percepliquis)
- Blood of Thieves (contains The Crown Tower & The Rose and the Thorn
When I have my copies for resell available I'll post here.