It's March. February wasn't bad, thankfully. Let's hope the rest of the year continues to improve. Now let's start in on the things to talk about.
Okay first news; Aether's Revival 3: Magi's Path will be out on March 3rd. Faster then the projected release date that had been the 25th of March. The editors and beta readers pushed hard to help get the book out. They have my thanks for doing so much, and hopefully your thanks as well for helping get the book to you sooner.
Andie will be handling the audio of course. When you ask, well to steal the normal answer of Will Arand, Eventually. This does lead into the questions of other audio. The answer remains the same though. She will be recording LV when it comes up in her schedule. BW6 is the same.
As for audio for AG7, its with Podium. I believe Tess has recorded it already, or is recording it. I still don't have a release date from Podium though. When I do have that information I will of course pass it along.
Since we are talking Aether's Revival, mostly anyway, a small note for those who really love the series. There are shirts, limited supply, but shirts none the less. Here is the link for those who want a shirt: Aethers Revival T-Shirt – Schinhofenbooks (myshopify.com)
Now onto more news: AG8 is still waiting for me to make my research trip. It's unlikely to happen until the summer at the earliest, which delays me writing the book.
The good news though is that in it's rotation slot there is a new book coming up, it is hopefully going to be the series that will fill that slot when AG gets set aside. I've teased and hinted at 2 different series that could take up this slot. Are you just waiting for me to tell you? Maybe not, but I'll tell you anyway.
Dungeon Walker is the series, I posted the rough first chapter on Patreon not that long ago. I've tweaked it since then of course getting things where I like them. The premise is as the series name says, it will be a dungeon series, but not a core story. It will be a story about going into dungeons. That's all I'm going to give away here. Though patreon will be seeing chapters after AR3 gets published.
Here is patreon information for those who want it: Daniel Schinhofen is creating E-Books | Patreon
I think that covers the big news. Lesser news the monthly live chat on Facebook will be at 6 PM PST on the 15th. Another couple of months and I'll be celebrating my 3rd year anniversary as a fulltime writer, and it'll also be my 4th year on Patreon. That pretty much covers everything, for those who have been enjoying Battletech the monthly live game will be on the 14th around 5PM PST.
Think is everything I can think of. Hope you all come back next month. Until next month, stay safe.
Really excited for AR3 😊ReplyDelete
Looking forward to AR3 for months very exciting. Also would you mine giving a shout out to the Novella I just released. Plague of Madness the Carcosa Chronicles. I have kids to feed and no money for marketing lolReplyDelete
Thanks and where is BW in the rotation.ReplyDelete
Well it was the series published before this one, so, 6 months away.Delete
Welp, time to drop the book I'm reading and download AR3 right now! The wait for it is finally over and the wait for LV3 can officially begin!ReplyDelete
Also just a friendly reminder, I want to see demigod babies in BW7 and overprotective parents.
Thanks for all your work and can't wait to read the new series too :D
I cannot find AR3 on Amazon? :(ReplyDelete
There seems to have been some mix up and AR3 is not linked in the Aether's Revival series, this is the link (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XX8F5ZK), you can find it by going to Mr. Schinhofen's author page or searching Amazon for Magi's Path.Delete
Thank you for pushing to get this out, was dreading the wait. Love this series. Keep doing what you doReplyDelete
AR3 was awesome! As always your work is such a pleasure to read!ReplyDelete
I've been reading Aether's Revival book 3. Loving it so far. But a worldbuilding question keeps constantly coming to mind as I read it, since so much of this book involves them learning about warfare tactics and strategy.ReplyDelete
If knowledge and tactics is such a prominent and well-studied thing, why are all the magi given troops to command? The academy students are frequently depicted as studying tactics, Empires Gambit is shown as a big deal, and the point of clans is to provide troops for the Magi when they get their posting. But if the Empire always under real threat of destruction, war is such a central focus, and so much research is going into the waging of war, it'd be readily apparent that giving magi command of troops makes no sense.
Magi are basically this world's equivalent of spec ops, as well as this world's equivalent of mechanized cavalry. A Magus is to a normal soldier like a tank or a combat helecopter is to infantry.
You don't take special forces operators, break them up individually, and give them command of a squad of regular infantry. You also don't take single tank crew, and place them in charge of an infantry battalion. You put your special operators together in spec ops specific squads. And you have tank battalions and infantry battalions (seperately). Giving Magi individual postings separately where they command ordinary troupes would be as inefficient as putting single tanks in charge of squads of infantry. Wouldn't it make more sense for magi to just be put under the command of more senior magi in their own clan?
You are thinking of things on the wrong path.Delete
Magi are basically the ruling class of the empire.
Having a ruling class in charge of the men keeps the men from getting ideas about rebellion.
I FINISHED MAGI'S PATH THE SAME DAY IT CAME OUT. I GIVE THIS BOOK 4 3/4 STARS AND WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I HAVE READ MOST OF YOUR BOOKS AND AETHER'S REVIVAL IS THE BEST SERIES THAT YOU HAVE GOING. I HOPE THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE MAIN CHARACTER LEARNING TO USE HIS BOW IN THE NEXT SERIES AND USING MORE OF HIS POWERS TO DO SO. I ALSO HOPE THAT YOU WILL HAVE THE MAGI WHO HAS BEEN KEEPING THE CHARACTERS HEALTHY DURING THE TOURNAMENT ALSO JOIN THEIR GROUP. PLEASE HURRY UP WITH THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THIS GREAT SERIES.ReplyDelete
Loving the series so far,ReplyDelete
just Wondering when it will be published on paperback??
Book 1 and 2 are already out, book 3 will be a bit yetDelete
Thank you for a reply. 👍🏻Delete
Did buy the first two on paperbacks. Loving those book cover too.
Keep up the awesome writing.
P.s. Is this gonna be a harem? The female characters are written very well.
Absolutely loved all the Aether's Revival books! Also read all of BW as well and although I loved them, I have to say AR is my favorite. I want to know not only what happens next, but also what happens after they graduate and after Greg becomes a Grandmaster. So many questions and so much reveal left over for this series. Thank you, thank you, thank you.ReplyDelete