Thursday, December 1, 2022

December 2022

 Wow, we made it to the end of 2022. Color me surprised...Which I always think is a puce or maybe a fuchsia. But that's neither here nor there, so let's get to the news.

First off, we just published a book a bit over a week ago. Aether's Revival 6: Magi Guard has been released into the wilds. The continued journey of Gregory as he climbs the ranks of magi. This one was a bit of an oddity as he's learning to be a leader to his guard unit. Moreover, he only sees his wives occasionally. Really changed the dynamic some with this book. But from the first week it looks like you are all continuing to love the story, so thank you for that.
Here is the link: Magi Guard

Next up coming in January is Antecedent's Legacy 1: Antecedent's Legacy. This is my sci-fantasy series. It will focus on Zander a military contractor from Earth who is yanked across the multiverse. Expect to see fantasy races, but with a sci-fi setting. This will include spaceships and stations, laser weapons, AI, Nanotech, and Mecha. Preview chapters are already on Patreon. I really hope you all enjoy this passion project that I wrote in my spare time during early 2022.

I'm currently writing DW4, the last of the series. It's been odd basically being a full book ahead, but it does mean I have an extra buffer for which I'm grateful. It's bitter-sweet writing it. I know some of you have loved it, and I thank you for that. I will give you all at least a soft ending as I hate it when people just drop series without any conclusion.

When I finish writing DW4, I'll be transitioning over to LV6. Man having heard Andie record LV5 the last week, I'm ready to dive back into Furden's troubles. There's a lot there to work on, and I hope you all stay with me on my weird west story.

Now on the audio front we have a lot to cover.

Audible is sitting on BW8. They've had it for near on two weeks now. We hope to see it released to you all soon, but it's entirely in their hands.

I just finished, literally, like a minute ago, audio proofing AR5. The corrections are with Andie, and we should be handing that off to ACX and Audible by the end of the week. If we get really lucky it might get released to you all before Christmas.

Also of note, Andie just finished recording LV5. That is with her audio proofer and I'll likely get it in a couple of weeks to listen to for corrections. She has really been pushing to clear the backlog.

Starting as of December 1st, Andie will be recording BW9 on her Discord. With the way she's trucking she'll have it done recording by mid-month. If she does, we should be able to turn it around by the end of the year, which means maybe a late January release from Audible for you all.

And the last note, if things go well, she will record AR6 before she takes her Christmas vacation. If she manages it then it's very likely audio could be in your hand by February. This is the hope we have.

Oh, and I should mention that Andie has agreed to do Antecedent's Legacy. It should be in her February recording schedule, or early March, depending on how things go.

That was a lot of audio news, and I'm happy to be able to share it all with you.
I do have a giveaway I'll be doing on Facebook this month, so make sure to pop onto the fan page there to have a chance to win a signed copy of a book. It'll be a weird one as I'll be giving away unclaimed copies of books to a few lucky fans.

Oh, speaking of giving things away, the Live Chat will be December 16th at 6 pm Pacific time. The usual ramble followed by challenge coin giveaway will happen then. Hope to see as many of you as possible. I might even have a guest for a bit of it...not positive yet, but perhaps.

Okay that should cover it all. Happy Holidays, and I hope to be back for the blog in January 2023.
Daniel Schinhofen


  1. Happly Holidays to you as well.

    Finished AR6 earlier today. Was really impressed by the maturing of the characters. You can see how they approach life differently as people compared with earlier books.

    I think that is what makes the AR series unique in your other works. Given the span of time is much larger there is an opportunity for more character growth than is usually available to an author, where even a multipart series may only effectively cover a few months of time.

    Looking forward to your new series and the next AR installment.

  2. Happy Holidays.

    And thank you for the updates.

  3. Happy Holidays to you as well Mr. Schinhofen,

    I'm a recently new reader and have read up to current on every book in the last month and I have to say that DW felt really odd as I didn't read your series in release order (bad tendency to not look on my part). I had no idea that there was a tie-in and can say that after reading DW3 and then AW, DW is a fantastic story. My only complaint is that I felt like the reader was supposed to know the little inside jokes from the beginning to really get some of the story's hints and secrets. I guess I might have missed some warnings in the review section but I liked the blurb so much that I just started reading without looking as there wasn't really a hint at it being a sequel series in the blurb itself (reviews with spoiler tags I don't read because I don't want to be spoiled, but in this case it would have saved me).

    On the other hand, as someone who went in blind, I can tell you that you did a fantastic job by book 3 explaining everything in as much detail as necessary and actually made reading AW really enjoyable even though I knew the end result going in. AW really just explained why Stern is the way he is in DW, and felt like getting a really good back story for his parents. Kind of sad it is being softly put down but maybe in the future we can get a more complete end if its in the cards.

    Really enjoyable books and looking forward to your new series.

    Best regards,