Some random Parasaurolophus, Big Sally, Snowflake, Shiraa, and Camellia help me celebrate the big arrival!
(Yes, I know they’re the wrong colors. Work with me, here.)
Yes, my author’s copies of the mass-market version of The Dinosaur Knights arrived yesterday! And here it only came out on May 30. (I’m told the Tor warehouse screwed up sending them to me; thanks to Claire “The Editor” Eddy’s also-excellent assistant Kristin Temple for getting me some.)
And what are those dino-riding knights preparing the way for? The Dinosaur Princess in hardcover, of course! Due out August 15th! And available for pre-order by clicking on the title. You can also pre-order it in Kindle form, though I can’t decently recommend you pay the absurdly extortionate price of $13 for a freaking ebook. If you insist, though….
But Book I, The Dinosaur Lords, is now available on Kindle for $3! Which is actually a reasonable price, and what I wish they’d charge for this one.
(Warning! Keep reading only if you want to see Cute Cat Pictures!)
Have been one of those days.
But not one of those days. Oh, (Dinosaur) Lordy, no.
So let me recap – as best I can even recall:
Today started off with me seeing my first review of The Dinosaur Knights. And omigods it's a good one!
Turns out it’s about knights on dinosaurs! Who knew?
This gratifies me hugely. Not just because it’s what I believe may truly be characterized as a rave review. But because to this reviewer, at least, I imparted pretty much what I hoped to in the book.
And a key perception on her part is that Book I, The Dinosaur Lords, is really the beginning. And Book II, The Dinosaur Knights, is the rest of the story.
As to how that came about – here’s the rest of that story.
The Dinosaur Knights, that is.
With yet another smashing cover by the incomparable Richard Anderson!
Book II of the Dinosaur Lords Trilogy comes out in hardcover three weeks from today – July 5th, 2016. Which I can still hardly believe.
Specifically, mine began this way today:
A nutritious breakfast for girls and boys!*
We may have missed out on the full traditional course – I missed the “knock-knock” and the “thump” part – but for the first time in months a dog barking vigorously presaged the vroom of a UPS truck pulling away, having deposited an unexpected package on my porch. And this was what was inside. Double yay!
So, yeah. To start my day I got the new ARCs for The Dinosaur Knights and the inaugural slice of my Easter chocolate cake! Which I made on Easter, so it totally counts.