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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:13 pm    Post subject: Beyond the Mists of Katura Reply with quote

I delivered the manuscript to my editor, Gillian today. Got to say I'm really happy with the way it's turned out.

I shall not indulge in spoilers or anything like that but check back here for progress and to lodge any questions you have...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the timing James - you announce delivery of book 3 right after I post I am ready for it. Cool
I feel honoured. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I aim to please, wigwam...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey James,

Does the title, Beyond the Mists of Katura refer to the geography, as in the first 2 books they've slowly travelled further south and are now heading beyond Katura in search of magic or understanding? Or is it more of a metaphor for the Elven race moving past Katura as an event and rebuilding their society?

SPOILER IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE RAVEN BOOKS

Also, is it safe to assume that a lot of the Tai Gethen are killed off in the final battle of this series with the exception of Auum because they aren't featured in the Raven books? If there's anyway you can save my favourite character, Graf, I would be very grateful. Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Grafyrre, welcome to the forums. A fan of Graf, eh? Good stuff, he's among my favourites. Clearly I can't guarantee to save him but he's right in the thick of it as always and, well, you'll find out if he lives or dies.

As to your spoiler question (thanks for the warning for others, by the way), I can't say... again, you'll find out!

Anyway, the title is more a metaphor than anything else. It's the title of a song which speaks about what lies beyond the mists. I can't (again) say too much but I'm really happy with the book and that's before Gillian has edited it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It feels odd having such a direct link to an author through a forum. Excellent idea though. Especially to be able to tell them what an excellent series of books they have written.

Are there any details of Beyond the Mists you can release without giving anything away?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You only get a direct link when you're telling me how graet my books are Very Happy

Details I can give away...well, you get to see, well read, the Senserii fight. They are seriously double-hard bastards. And you get to see the best and worst of man. And there are Wytch Lords. And within the pages, there's one of those characters of mine who was only supposed to be a bit-part player but ends up a major figure. I love it when that happens.

How's that?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now you've said that there are so many characters which that could apply too, I don't know how I will maintain my sanity before the next installment.

There are some characters who are clearly going to be involved in the next book but it's just a case of connecting the dots. But I'm sure you know that better than anyone Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm!! great timing dude.. i like it...
Smile Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm reading the page proofs right now, Grafyrre (he's in the book of course). I think you're going to be happy with what you find... roll on May.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realised that the publication date for 'Beyond the Mists of Katura' is coming up rather rapidly! Are there any plans for the launch, James? I'm sure we'd all like to get a chance to come to a signing... (hint, hint) Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got email from Amazon yesterday announcing date for Beyond The Mists Katura - 16th May

Have pre-ordered the Kindle edition.

James, we need to meet up at a convention soon so I can get the two Elves books in hardback for you to sign, the bookshelf has spaces ready.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This weekend after 4 days (for me exceptionally fast reading) I finished the last Elves book:
A really great finale, fast paced! Just loved it except for one a bit too predictable thing, that I won't spoil here Razz

I think I have to re-read the Raven books now. Maybe I should also get them in the original english version.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still reading Mists of Katura but there is a huge reveal in chapter 19, wow

You find the real reason for the war with humanity, it's not magic, slavery, wytch lords or even natural resources - it's literacy.

In chapter 19 of the Kindle edition we find this:
"We will find the Wesmen reading party, they won't bother you"

So, there the final proof.

The message to the Wesmen is pick a book up and we will send the Senserii.

Ok, so yes it's a typo but one that made me chuckle out loud on the train, the image of Wesmen sat in a circle reading the latest trash novel as the Senserii turn up and punish them Very Happy

This one is worthy of Ansible Mr Barclay
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can just see the Wesmen monthly book club blushing their way through 50 shades of mana.... Laughing

Loved it, especially Takaar
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