Received my copies of Legend from the publisher and so enjoyed seeing all the bright covers together that I thought I’d do a post about it. And I’ve been amazed at how many of you think the series like Harry Potter (that is, you compare it to Harry Potter). I’m deeply honored, especially considering Harry Potter was such a major influence in the first place.
Also, thank you to everyone who participates in the Discussion section of the website.
Lastly, editing of Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 4 is coming along nicely. Can’t wait for you all to read it. Some serious plot twists incoming.
I don’t get to note many triumphs since I only publish once a year, but today was a good day. I wrote 9051 of the most inspired words in my life. The book is at a staggering 261,000 words, so I got some serious editing ahead. But at least I am nearly done. Another few days or so should do it.
Spent half the day sobbing like a child because of the emotional gravity of certain scenes. It’s the end of the epic Fury of a Rising Dragon series, so a lot is happening. I suspect you guys are really going to enjoy it.
Anyway, just wanted to share that. I’m a wreck and look forward to a good night’s rest for a change. I blew past a deadline for this book so it’s been stressing me out. I think I’ll be okay now, though. This is going to be one heck of a finale.
Hope you are all well. More to come in due course.
I’m about 50,000 words from finishing the final book in the Fury of a Rising Dragon series, so I’m taking a break from writing to read over the series. This is something I also did with The Arinthian Line to ensure that all plot points get wrapped up. Don’t worry, this is factored into the writing timeline and we are still on schedule for a December launch. Taking extensive notes and enjoying the sunshine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Can anyone spot Buddha in the photo?)
So only two weeks after concluding the audiobook version of The Arinthian Line series with the launch of Legend, I can now proudly declare that the audiobook for Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3) launches today! That means you’ll be all caught up audiobook-wise, and will be able to listen to the entire adventure up to this point straight through.
Getting to this point has been a long time in coming. Thank you to everyone involved in making this possible.
Oh and I need your help. I don’t have an advance reader team for my audiobooks, thus I am putting in a call to all listeners to please leave a review of my books on audible if you’re able to. It would mean a lot to me. Thank you :)
News on Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 4:
I am now 196,000 words into book 4, the first draft of which is rapidly drawing to a conclusion. It’s a thrill to write this book because the trio are having to mature at a rapid clip, Augum above all. He faces some tough choices ahead, but some exciting ones too. A great battle brews the likes of which has hardly been seen in the kingdom in thousands of years.
Leera is mostly her usual peppy self, but she’s steadily gaining confidence. As for Bridget, she has been struggling with various things, from loathing the idea of taking lives to worrying about ruining her relationship with Olaf due to circumstance.
Lots more to come. Hang in there, and I hope you are keeping safe in these turbulent times. All my best to you and those you love,
It’s been an incredible journey for this saga. Audiobooks of this length are difficult to produce and distribute, that is why I would like to extend a very special thank you to Stefan Rudnicki, who believed in the project and pushed for it, as well as the rest of the team over at Skyboat Media and Blackstone distribution.
And I would like to thank you, the listener and reader, for believing in my work enough to finish this dream.
—Sever P.S. For those of you who will now be finishing the series up, please consider leaving honest reviews on audible for my work. Thank you :)
On the weekends I typically still do a little writing. It keeps the flow of the story going and I actually really like hanging out with my characters :) Currently I’m more than halfway through the fourth book of the Fury of a Rising Dragon series — sitting at 136,000 words so far!
Warlocks Augum, Bridget and Leera are finally able to relax after a grueling ordeal in Bahbell. Now their fugitive mentor has a dangerous new quest—sneak into an ancient library and research an artifact that could devastate the Legion.
Their substitute mentor Leopold Harvus, however, is an obsessive and petty man with a distaste for anything untoward, particularly Augum and Leera’s affections for each other. As their studies suffer from his meddling, one brazen act of rebellion plunges the trio and their quest into mortal peril, for Harvus quickly proves he is not a man to be trifled with.
NARRATED BY GRAMMY WINNER STEFAN RUDNICKI
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Many of you have been asking for this, saying it’s one of your favorite books to read. Thus it brings me great pleasure to announce the audiobook launch of Clash!
Note that it is exclusive to Audible for the first 90 days, and thereafter will be available on other platforms, as will the hard copy.
Happy listening and happy holidays to you all,
P.S. Legend audiobook will be coming out March 31st, 2020. P.P.S. I’ll talk about Mercy’s Trial and your amazing response to it in the next email.
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the launch of Arcane. In celebration of this amazingly special milestone, I am hosting my first ever giveaway. The winner will receive a complete signed paperback set of The Arinthian Line series (sword not included). I will announce the winner in the comments on Saturday, November 30th, 2019.
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Follow me @severbronny on Instagram, where this contest is being held 2. Like the contest post on my profile 3. Leave a comment on the post naming your favorite fantasy character of all time, from any series. 4. Tag two people you know like fantasy books.
Giveaway is international. Entrant must be 16+ years old, or have parental permission. One entry per Instagram account. Entries from giveaway-specific accounts will be disqualified. Contest closes 11:59 pm PST Nov. 29, 2019, at which point one winner will be chosen at random. Winner must provide an address so I can ship them their prize. Postage will be covered by author. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.
-Sever P.S. And not long after this contest—you guessed it!—comes the launch of Mercy’s Trial :)
Grasping at a sliver of hope, a group of friends undertake a perilous quest last attempted thousands of years ago . . . a quest to summon dragons.
A ruthless enemy has conquered Augum’s kingdom.
Sheltered beneath a protective dome, the Academy of Arcane Arts stands as the sole
And Augum and his friends are about to abandon
Little does he know escaping will be the
easy part, for a harrowing adventure awaits. Along the way, he’ll have to evade
an enemy that always seems one step ahead—while dealing with an ally questioning
his greatest challenge?
Learning when to show mercy . . . and when to drive in the sword.
How was your summer? Mine has been hectic, to say the least. But I’ll get to that in a moment. First off, I want to share some massive news that many of you have been hoping would happen for quite some time. At long last, the last two audiobooks in The Arinthian Line series are going to be published!
That’s right–Clash is launching on Christmas Eve, December 24th, and Legend is launching Mar 31st 2020! Which means you’ll finally be able to listen to the entire adventure straight through. In fact, you can pre-order the Clash audiobook now using this link.
I can’t thank you enough for your patience. Audiobooks are a massively labor-intensive and expensive process, so I am particularly grateful to Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki for believing in the project and pushing to have it completed. Stefan has narrated some heavyweights, including Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:
“It’s been my honor and pleasure to voice Sever Bronny’s first three Arinthian Line novels, and I’m thrilled that I’ll now be getting back into that magical world for another 45 or so hours of high adventure storytelling. Over these years, Augum, Bridget, Leera, and of course Anna Atticus Stone, have become some of my very favorite characters. I think of them as friends, and the thought of hanging with them some more feels more like a vacation than work.” —Stefan Rudnicki, September 2019
This announcement is quite timely, for I’m celebrating a personal milestone–on this day, four years ago, I quit my day job to be a full-time author. It’s hard to describe what that means to me in a notoriously fickle industry. And another anniversary is coming up too: the 5-year launch anniversary of Arcane. I’ll be throwing a contest to celebrate that moment (late November), which will have its own email.
Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3) is on schedule for a December launch. Cover and blurb reveal coming soon. The book is massive–240,000 words–and is in the late editing stages. It was an incredibly complicated project that took a lot of energy to finish, but man was it rewarding (you guys are going to love where things have gone with the trio and their friends). But I’ll talk more about it in the coming reveal (wait till you see the cover!).
And thank you to everyone who voted for Arcane in the Epic Fantasy Fanatics contest! Arcane qualified for the next round thanks to your efforts. It’s now in the judging phase of the contest.
And yes, there will be a book 4 in the Fury of a Rising Dragon series.
– Announcing the name of book 3 – I need your help nominating Arcane for its first-ever book contest
Firstly, I’m excited to announce that the name of the next book, coming out in December, will be Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3). It’s an epic work (a book as long as Legend!). It’s currently with my wife, who is doing the developmental editing. When that gets done, it’s going to go through another couple of edit rounds before a line editor takes over. The cover reveal will come in the next few months. In the meantime, I’ll get to start writing book 4! Needless to say, I’m ultra excited.
Secondly, I’d like to ask your help with something I’ve never tried before–a book contest! Epic Fantasy Fanatics is running a massive contest on Facebook, and I’ve submitted Arcane for contention. The tricky part is that Arcane will require 100 nominations to enter the main contention round, and I’ve only got a handful so far because I haven’t publicized that I’ve entered the contest. Nominating the book is super quick and easy:
Simply go to Arcane’s nomination page (link below), scroll down, and click on “nominate”. Doing so will prompt an automatic Facebook dialogue asking you if you wish to nominate Arcane. Click on “Yes.”