Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Breaking Chains

Hey all, Robin here. For those that don't know, I'm Michael's wife and I do some of the administrative tasks related to the work. Presently, I'm doing a proofing of the audiobook by reviewing "the dailies" as Tim Gerard Reynolds records each day.  I listen to Tim as I follow along in the book.

Anyway, for those who have read Legends of the First Empire, you know that each chapter starts with an entry from the famed "Book of Brin." I just hit Chapter 9, and it made me reflect on our current situation -- even though Michael wrote this years ago, and it has nothing to do with what is going on these days. We've not said much about Covid-19 -- what more is there to say that hasn't been said? But I thought I would share this with all of you.

Extended trips are the most frightening to begin, sheer cliffs the most difficult to climb, long falls the most painful to endure, but it is invisible chains that are the hardest to break.
— The Book of Brin

A few days ago, our governor extended the Stay-At-Home restrictions in Virginia until June 10th. I can't even begin to imagine what hardships that will cause to people in our state, but I also know that desperate times call for desperate measure.  So, I have faith that we, too, can break the invisible chains that Covid-19 has shackled us to. Stay safe. Stay strong. We'll get through this together.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Theft of Swords on sale for $2.99

I didn't know this was happening, and I'm not sure how long it will be this way but I found out that Theft of Swords (a 2-book omnibus that includes The Crown Conspiracy and Avemparta) is on sale for $2.99.

In other news, the recording has started for Age of Empyre (the last book in the Legends of the First Empire series). Obviously, we aren't able to be in New York (which we normally are during recording) but we are getting the "dailies" and finding ways to "work around." More on this as the work continues.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Audible pre-orders for Age of Empyre

Well, it won't be long now.   We are set to start the recording of the LAST BOOK in the Legends of the First Empire!  And, yes, Tim Gerard Reynolds will, of course, be the narrator. For those who are waiting for the final installment and the ending of this six-book series, the time is almost here.  The title will start recording soon and the release date is May 5th.

Audible is featuring the title on their homepage:

Both Age of War and Age of Legend made the New York Times Bestseller list, and if pre-orders are strong enough, Age of Empyre has a good shot at making it as well. So, if you are thinking of finishing up the series, but haven't placed your pre-order yet, please do so today!

As always, Robin and I thank you for your support.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Audible's Stellar Storyteller Sale

I'm honored to have not just one, but two books in Audible's amazing 2-for-1 sale for storytellers they feel are at the top of the game. And with Age of Empyre coming out on Audible in May,  that means you can can get the six-book series for the price of 5 books since both Age of Myth and Age of Legend are in the sale. But, if you've already gotten these books, check out the sale anyway.  There are plenty of other great books from the likes of: Stephen King, Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, N. K. Jemisin, V.E. Schawb, Andrzej Sapkowski, Brian McClellan, Paolo Bacigalupi, Andy Weir, James Islington, Mary Robinette Kowal, Johnathan Renshaw, Rachel Aaron, Neal Stephenson, Andrew Rowe, Jack Campbell, William Gibson, James S.A. Corey, and dozens more!