After an unplanned hiatus caused by my inexplicable inability to logon to our blog, we have returned. Whether for the better or for the worse is up to you to decide.
There is much to catch up on.
Firstly, volume 1 of the Lindensaga™ has been translated into Spanish. We used the services of Babelcube (www.babelcube.com), a website which acts as a middle man by bringing publishers/authors together with translators. The best part of the whole thing is that it does not cost the author a penny up front! It is really a great service for both authors and publishers. Our translator for this volume is Pilar Dueñas of Seville, Spain (o Sevilla, España). She is a talented translator and is very easy to work with, even patiently listening to author suggestions. We were lucky to get her.
The Spanish version of Vol. 1 of the Lindensaga™, El Último Gigante: Transgresión will soon be available as an e-book on-line at various retailers (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Inscribe, et cetera). A paperback edition will also be available. I am working on the formatting right now, in fact.
Sometime in the early part of 2020, Vol. 1 will also be available in Italian. It is being translated by Giuseppe Raccosta.
Publishing Schedule Update
In my last post before the burp (over three years ago - September 24, 2016) I made some overly optimistic pronouncements regarding the publishing schedule.
Obviously, volume 2 (The Last Giant: Retribution) was not published in November of that year, nor was volume 3 issued in December. We are still working on Vol 2 and are hoping to have it completed by the end of this year (2019). Volume 3 (The Gift of the High One: Prince of the Teluri) is finished, but needs a bit of tweaking to bring it completely into line with vols. 1 & 2. It was finished quite some time ago, but publication has been delayed in order to write the first two volumes. We anticipate publication of volume 3 (The Gift of the High One: Prince of the Teluri) approximately six months after volume 2 is published.
Other volumes are in varying stages of completion as indicated below.
Gift of the High One — the story of Lindrahier, a Teluri prince.
3: Prince of the Teluri (99% complete)
4: High King of the Teluri (∼50% complete)
The Harper of Rhindol Vale — the adventures of Siglin, an unusual Teluri harper, and his spirit-brother, Biplinder Paddleford of Rhindol Vale.
5: The Key of Tanguroth (complete)
6: The Orb of Making (∼50% complete)
7: The White Tower (∼75% complete)
8: The Frostrill Stair (outline complete)
The remaining seven volumes of the planned fifteen exist as synopses only at this time. Just FYI, here are the remaining titles:
9: The Last Giant: Absolution
Serenssaga — the tale of Seren Smithsson. Takes place many hundreds of years after #9
10: The Ghost and the Ring. (Chapter 1 was re-written as a short story.)
11: Daylight and Darkness
The Chronicles of the Black Sun
13: Black Sun Rising
14: Black Sun Burning
15: Black Sun Extinguished: The World’s Ending
Alas! My allotted time for blogging has expired for now. I shall return as soon as I may for another round of blather and pontification. Until then, Happy Trails!
for J. R. Hardesty