Wow, everyone has been so kind about Obsidian's postponed release date. You guys have also made me feel very motivated to get it done. Your comments and encouragements have really kept me going on the final edits. Now, they are done, and Obsidian is in the progress of being prepared for online reading.
So, without further ado, the offical release is... VALENTINE'S DAY. That's February the 14th, which is like... two weeks from now. For those of you that have waited, thank you so much for being patient with me. I hope that you love OBSIDIAN. It is very long. I feel I should warn everyone about the word count, which happens to be near 240,000. To give you an idea of what that means, EMBER was 130,000, which isn't small to beginwith. But it's fun! I am confident that if you loved Ember, you are going to love every bit of OBSIDIAN.
Now... for something exciting. Here are some teaser FAQS about Obsidian that you might find interesting:
-The prologue and epilogue of Obsidian are very similar, but with a few twists. Since a prologue comes at the beginning of a book, and an epilogue comes at the end, I guess you'll just have to wait a while to find out what's the same and what's different.
-Two of the main characters of Obsidian, will have aged nearly a year before the book begins--while one will have aged only 5 months.
-Very few characters from Ember appear in Obsidian. In fact, they could all be counted on your 10 fingers.
-Ikovos looks like Nicholas Nickleby
-If this is your first time reading this blog, please don't be driven off by these questionable photos, they are meant in jest. I promise that Ikovos and Jaden really are very handsome.... and cool.... o_O
-Evelyn will have a severe lying problem.
*** And finally, the big, big, big, REALLY BIG, one. In Obsidian, you will finally discover Jaden and Ikovos's last names. You hadn't even realized I'd never told you, had you? That's because in EMBER, Evelyn is the only one with a last name. Well, that's all about to change. I'll give you two hints: Ikovos's is really weird. Jaden's is really normal.
Alright, I think that's about it. I hope that everyone had a good New Year. If you are looking for a good book, read this:
I know it's an old one, and maybe you've read it, but it doesn't get much better than Charles Wallace and Calvin O'Keefe.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. This is a pic by reginaroff on deviantart by the way.
Thanks all for reading, and again for waiting. Jaden, Ikovos, and Evelyn Avest, all look forward to your reading the next chapter of their story.
**In blogs to come...
SUBJECT: BBC'S Merlin
DISCUSSION: Arthur, and why this is so funny?