I participated in the Kickstarter for this hardcover of the jolly Riyria Chronicles series by Michael Sullivan. It arrived Wednesday and it immediately went on my shelf next to all my other hardcover Riyria books by Sullivan.
Dang, I do love me some hardcover pictures, Mmmm, mmmmmm, good! That is all, carry on.
Not really, but this way I get to blab and you are tricked into reading it. Am I a smooth operator or what?
Back in 2015 I also participated in his Death of Dulgath kickstarter, which is book 3 of the Riyria Chronicles. I have come to realize that Sullivan is one of the few authors that I’m willing to pay $35+ for a hardcover just so that the book will exist. Both Winter and Daughter were great successes on Kickstarter and while it has been 2 years between books, I don’t have any problems with that wait. I wonder if I’d be willing to fund more Kickstarters if they were handled like Sullivan handles his?
My recent Surviving a Bad Book post brought Michael Stackpole back to mind and his fantastic book Talion: Revenant. There has been a push over the years to get a sequel but Stackpole doesn’t seem to have ever really wanted to, for various reasons. That would be a Kickstarter I’d be willing to back just for an ebook edition, much less a hardcover. It just makes me wonder why he doesn’t try a Kickstarter though? Winter’s Daughter had 2000 backers and over $80K raised. Of course, Sullivan is always out there interacting with his fans and mugging for more. One of those ineffable mysteries I guess?