Book Haul – The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter + Bonus Content

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Smexylicious!

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.

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Is that not a veritable vision of beauty?

Dang, I do love me some hardcover pictures, Mmmm, mmmmmm, good! That is all, carry on.

 

Bonus Content:

Not really, but this way I get to blab and you are tricked into reading it. Am I a smooth operator or what?

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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: RevenantThere 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?

 

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21 thoughts on “Book Haul – The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter + Bonus Content

  1. Can’t wait for my copy to show up! I just picked up the paperback so it will match the rest of my MJS books. Also, what’s the title of the book hiding behind The Death of Dulgath? I don’t think I’ve seen that one before.

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    1. That is the SFBC hardcover omnibus of the first 2 Riyria Chronicles books. Since The Crown Tower and the Thorn and the Rose were never released in hardcover by the publisher, the SFBC did do it. I was lucky enough to catch it at the time 🙂

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      1. I’ve only read the original set… Revelations? Chronicles? Can’t remember. I haven’t read the ones that jump backwards in the timeline. That’s what these are, right? Anyway, I loved the ones I read and have the others on my TBR. Looking forward to them!

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        1. Yep, Revelations was the original 6 books.
          Chronicles are the prequels.

          I remember it by Revelations being the last book in the Bible and Chronicles being somewhat near the front 😀

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  2. Lucky guy! I did want to back the kickstarter, but the shipping costs would just have been too high for me for the physical book. I do have the audiobook tho 😁 I haven’t read the rest of the Chronicles yet tho (tho I did use the opportunity for a free ebook of the 3rd). I know Daughter can be read on its own though… will have to see in the new year what order I decide to read them all in.

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    1. Sullivan has made a real effort for each book to stand on their own. I think he’s done a great job at that.

      Yeah, international shipping is a real son of a gun. I do have the ebooks if you’re ever interested in borrowing them.

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