We are pleased to announce that the The Culling, Book Two of the Chronicles of the Two Worlds, was released today, September 27, on Amazon in both print and Kindle Editions, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers worldwide. The Culling is the sequel to The Successor, the first book of the Chronicles. Both books feature unique new covers by cover artist Jeffrey Otto in collaboration with title designer Matt Scavezze and photographers Charles Sale and Andrea Lundsford.
There is more exciting news. The Bladesmith, Book Three of the Chronicles, is on its way, and will be released a few months from now. Click here to read a preview and receive updates on release of this new book.
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May your life be filled with the magic and joy of endless possibilities!
Naomi & Chuck
Release of the The Culling, the second book in the Chronicles of the Two Worlds series, brings up a mix of feelings. There is excitement, the thrill of seeing one’s imaginings take form in words, of seeing a dream become tangible reality in the form of a book. There is also fear, like that of a mother watching her child take his or her first teetering steps into the wide world. There is the wonderment of a ship builder launching his vessel into the vast and turbulent sea. What new and strange shores will it encounter, and will it return safely or founder and sink to the bottom of some distant ocean, there to be forgotten? I wonder, I worry, I anticipate... and then I let go. My child’s back is to me now, receding into the crowded marketplace of books, where some live, some die, and some linger forever in between. The story has a life of its own. My writing partner and I merely put pen to paper, fingertips to keyboard, and the story revealed itself. It has left our home; we hope you will welcome it into yours. -Naomi Sawyer
The Successor, Book One of the Chronicles, was released October 30, 2016, and we sincerely hope you enjoyed reading it. The second edition of The Successor was released several weeks ago. It features the work of our new cover artist, Jeffrey Otto, based on a photograph made by co-author Charles Sale while he was travelling in Spain. Charles’ photography spans the world, capturing nature, cultures, people, and the beauty of changing seasons. You can see his work at www.chucksale.com. The inspiration for this new cover comes directly from the story. The inspiration for the cover image of the second edition can be found in Chapter 13 of The Successor:
Elizabeth raised the heavy Florentine door knocker.
"She hesitated. Now it begins. She brought the knocker down hard on the brass striker plate."