INITIATE'S TRIAL: Updates on Release

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  1. GOLLUM

    GOLLUM Moderator Staff Member

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    Very good news indeed.

    I'm looking forward to when this is released.

    Ta...:)
     
  2. Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    The final changes for the penultimate chapter set (13, 13a and 13b) are done and in proofing. She reports on Janny Wurts and Don Maitz Official Webpages as of the end of the day yesterday that she has 48 pages left of final edits on the last chapter set. Then, she keys them in, sends the chapter to her proof readers, and then to her editor. Hopefully, the manuscript will be in Harper Collins' hands within a couple of weeks.
     
  3. Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    Get ready for it: announcement of submission of the final draft of Initiate's Trial to publisher is imminent, as the final chapter set has had the final author edits, and is currently in the hands of proof readers...
     
  4. Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    THE FINAL DRAFT MANUSCRIPT WAS SUBMITTED TO HARPER COLLINS LONDON YESTERDAY!!!

    We should get a publication date soon, usually about nine months from date of submission (possibly late October, early November, 2011???)
     
  5. The Procrastinator

    The Procrastinator 1 Candlepower Brain

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    Lucky we're patient isn't it!
     
  6. Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    Yes, this was a longer-than-usual wait between books (about 4 years), but apparently the first book in a story arc is particularly difficult in terms of getting the continuities straight, especially in as sprawling an epic as this one. The way that Janny writes though makes for few or no edits once it is submitted. The manuscript was drafted, test read, pared down painstakingly over several months in author edits (since late summer, 2010), proofed by more test readers, and then read over carefully in full one final time by Janny herself before submission. Once she submits, it really is just a matter of time.

    I would note that she has produced three volumes in this series in the same amount of time that another epic fantasy author of note has been struggling to write just one (6 years and counting, George).
     
  7. Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    OCTOBER 27, 2011!!!!!!

    That is the locked-in day for the hardback edition release of Sword of the Canon: Initiate's Trial, book 9 of The Wars of Light and Shadow. Reported at about 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (6 p.m. GMT) on Janny Wurts' website.
     
  8. Grimward

    Grimward Where matter vanishes...

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    Awesome.

    Now what was the story about, again? :D

    And what does Dek think of this? Time to reunite the 4 horsemen.

    *Strums a G chord into the Noontide flux over the 5th lane and whispers "Dekket, Dekket"* ;)
     
  9. dekket

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    The release date will give me plenty of time to complete my re-read of the entire series (I am currently on Grand Conspiracy) before it comes out. Of course, it has been almost a year since I started the re-read (probably about the time I last logged onto this website), but I keep on getting distracted by other things (namely my two year old son).
     
  10. The Procrastinator

    The Procrastinator 1 Candlepower Brain

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    I just reread Stormed Fortress, prompted by your earlier posts in this thread Clannie, and now I have to wait till October. In reality I will have to wait longer as I will probably wait till the TP release (hardbacks annoy me)
     
  11. Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    TP release is simultaneous to the hardback. Oct. 27 for the UK. Dec. 1 for Canada, early Jan for the US (go figure). I just bypassed all of that and ordered from the Book Depository UK (free international shipping) so that I get my hot little copy as close to Oct. 27 as possible.
     
  12. Grimward

    Grimward Where matter vanishes...

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    Ah, but can you contain yourself for ~2 months while I wait for the US hardback, Mr. Clansman sir. That there is the question. :D
     
  13. Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    No. No I can't.


    But I will be sure to post spoiler warnings.
     
  14. Grimward

    Grimward Where matter vanishes...

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    Hmmm....,

    If you thought I would actually exercise restraint and wait until Jan., I have a certain bridge in a borough of New York City for sale...:D

    Good to trade posts with you again on our favorite author, Clanny (and you too, Dek and Ms. Bear) ;-)
     
  15. sleo

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    I just joined this site yesterday and this is my first post! Just wanted to add that US customers who don't want to wait 'til January (like me) can preorder from The Book Depository and they ship worldwide free. Needless to say, I did!

    I plan to reread the whole series late summer, early fall to be ready for reading Initiate's Trial. It will be my third read! I absolutely LOVE this series! it's my favorite fantasy series of all time.
     
  16. dekket

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    Speculation, Spoilers, Random Thoughts, Lack of Sleep, Spoilers, Guesses, etc, etc.

    I finally finished my re-read of the entire series (as kept on being interrupted).
    And once again feel like I had missed whole layers the last time.

    I can't remember the actual quotation, but has anyone else noticed when Arithon comments about the Octaves that allow demons to take physical form? The following comment was something about it causing trouble with the Light's religion. I can't help wondering if it is another offhand mention of something that will bear fruit later on, similar the early mention of the sorceror releasing the shades bound by a necromancer being foretelling of the Grey Cults involvement in the next arc? I wonder if we will see demons during the up coming arc.

    But much more interesting would be luring the free wraiths from Marak into a grimward. As free spirits they would be spun out of existance by the dream vortex of a great drake.
     
  17. Clansman

    Clansman Lochaber Axeman, QC

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    But Dek, [SPOILER BELOW, highlight to read it]

    the Gray Kralovir were wiped out at the end of Traitor's Knot.

    That would make it hard for them to be involved in arc 4. If we are going to do a speculation thread, it should be in a speculation thread (not that I'm a moderator or anything, but that way newbies can avoid spoilers.
     
  18. Grimward

    Grimward Where matter vanishes...

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    Did someone say, "grimward"? :D

    Tsk, Clanny & Dek, we have a new participant in the discussion. Welcome here, sleo, and if you haven't already found it, there is an Introductions thread. Drop us a line and tell us more about yourself, if so inclined.

    I like where your mind is headed (as always) Mr. Dek. Is a lack of sleep a required catalyst? ;) If so, I should be brimming with possibilities, but at the moment, I think I need a re-read, too....
     
  19. dekket

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    Clanny,

    The snippet I was thinking of that mentioned the shades bound by the necromancer occurred in the Ships/Warhost arc. So the subsequent arc I was thinking of was the Alliance of Light, which saw the emergence of the Grey Cult as major plot point.

    So when I saw a line in Alliance of Light arc, regarding a harmonic that can give demons physical form, I was wondering if we would then see a demon in the following Sword of the Canon arc. But what with dragons, free wraiths, the threat of the mistwraith trying to escape, 2 more cults of necromancers, the ancient struggle between biedar and korianni, the religion of the light, there is a already more than enough to fill out the final three books, without adding demons into the mix.

    Yes someone did mention Grimward. But I doubt you could swallow up too many wraiths ex-marak.

    But I too welcome sleo to the discussion. Glad to see another Janny fan out there.
     
  20. sleo

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    Thanks for the welcome, Grimward! I need to edit my profile so I get notices of new posts, I guess. I will visit the introductions thread.
     
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