Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Book Title Announcement

The Death of Dulgath will be the title of the third Riyria Chronicle novel. What is it about?  Well I'm glad you asked.  Here is the working "back of the book" blurb (which may change by the time publication rolls around):

Three times they tried to kill her. Then they hired a professional. She hired Riyria.
When the last member of the oldest noble family in Avryn is targeted for assassination, Riyria is hired to foil the plot. Three years have past since the war-weary mercenary Hadrian and a cynical ex-assassin Royce joined forces to start life as thieves-for-hire. Things have gone well enough until they receive the odd assignment to prevent a murder. Now they must venture into a forgotten corner of southern Avryn—a place which predates the empire.  As usual, challenges abound as they try to anticipate the moves of an unknown assassin before it’s too late. But that's not their only problem as The Countess of Dulgath hides a dark secret she's determined to remain that way. Then there's the little matter about Riyria's new employer...the Nyphron Church.

From the best-selling author of The Riyria Revelations, comes the third installment of The Riyria Chronicles. While part of a series, this novel can be read and enjoyed by those new to Riyria without fear of spoilers for the other works. For those who do wish to experience all the Riyria books, they can be read in either of the following orders:

PUBLICATION ORDER: Theft of Swords • Rise of Empire • Heir of Novron • The Crown Tower • The Rose and the Thorn • The Death of Dulgath

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER The Crown Tower • The Rose and the Thorn • The Death of Dulgath • Theft of Swords • Rise of Empire • Heir of Novron

Other important facts:
Release date: Nov 15, 2015
Formats: ebook, audio, hardcover (hopefully), trade paperback
Cover Artist: Marc Simonetti
Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds
Publisher: Riyria Enterprises, LLC - or in other words me!*
Anticipated length: 130,000 words (384 pages)
Interested in beta reading? Sign up here.
Interested in the Kickstarter, pre-orders, and pre-release promotions? Sign up here.

More details as they become available!

*It's the only way to get the book released by the end of the year


  1. Oooo, exciting! Can't wait to see what kind of trouble the boys get into this time around, and how they get out of it! :D

  2. Very glad to have the boys back! Looking forward to getting into trouble with them again come November.

  3. Great news! It feels more "real" now that you've got a working title for us to salivate over!

    1. Agreed. Soon we'll have a cover, which will really help.

  4. Whooooo, I can't wait! I wish so much I could beta-read, but I'm stuck hammering out my dissertation until October. At least this gives me something to look forward to once it's over!

  5. No worries Kate...we have over 500 people who've signed up for beta reading. Of course they can't all "get in" on it - but I'm excited so many people are interested.

  6. I'm very excited for this. Probably the best book series ever! I tell everyone they must get this.

  7. Thanks for writing these wonderful books, the sense of humor you portray in your books is for me that little extra that puts your books on my must read list. Thanks also for having Tim Gerard Reynolds narrate the audio books. He is in my humble opinion the best narrator I have heard so far and is also contributes to the joy I get from your books. Greatly looking forward to the next book.