The Patient Bear Thread, ITT we list upcoming book releases and news.

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  1. RonBurgundy

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    I thought we should have this thread to post book releases in, good idea/bad idea?

    Armada - Ernest Cline (7/13/15)
    Winds of Winter - GRRM
    City of Mirrors - Justin Cronin
    The Doors of Stone - Patrick Rothfuss
    Sky breaker - Brandon Sanderson
    Calamity - Brandon Sanderson
    The Thorn of Emberlain - Scott Lynch (9/17/15)
    Queen of Fire - Anthony Ryan (7/7/15)

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  2. The Blackfish

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    I don't know of a Sanderson book called Sky Breaker

    Calamity is 2016
    Shadows of Self is October 2015
    Bands of Mourning is January 2016
    Stones Unhallowed (working title) is 2016
     
  3. RonBurgundy

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    According to the internet it is Stormlight Archive #3.
    Calamity is Reckoners next book
    Shadows of Self is Mistborn?
     
  4. The Blackfish

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    According to other internets SLA3 is Stones Unhallowed
     
  5. RonBurgundy

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    Just googled and see that, looks like both titles have been mentioned
     
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  6. The Blackfish

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    Brandon's most recent update on all of his projects. No name for SLA3 yet, but the one he does mention is Stones Unhallowed

    I have finished the second draft ofCalamity, the third and final book of theReckoners trilogy. As I’ve said before, my second draft of a story is the one where I do “bug fixing.” Essentially, I read through again and tweak any problems I know the book has, trying to make it readable by my editor. I often do a polish and trim during or after this. (In this case, the book was clean enough that I did it during, doing about a 5% cut along the way to tighten the language.)

    So, huzzah! The book, and the series, is a wrap. I’ll probably end up doing one to two more drafts on this book after alpha readers (my family, writing group, editor, and agent) and then beta readers (who are carefully selected by my assistant Peter) have a look at it.

    But for now, my Reckoners plate has been cleared. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) someone just shoved another full plate at me: Mistborn, Shadows of Self. It’s time for the editorial and beta reader edits for that book, which is due into Tor in its (mostly) final form June 15th. So, there’s no rest for me this time around, despite wanting to someday have a chance to play Bloodborne. (Mmm…Dark Souls games…)

    Anyway, as you can see from the progress bars on my website, I’m already halfway through the Mistborn revision, so I may finish ahead of schedule. June 15th or earlier, then, will mark my official start of work on Stormlight Three. I know a lot of you are waiting for this, and I’m eager to get to it. Things will go better if I get this Mistborn revision done first, however, since we’re not far away from that one actually getting released.

    Thanks, as always, for your support and patience. I realize many of you would rather I just stick to one project—but time has proven to me that my writing is stronger if I keep a variety of stories moving through my brain. The books that you personally love are made stronger by me dividing my time.

    Anticipated work and release dates of future books are:

    • Shadows of Self (Mistborn Era Two, Book Two)
      Set for October 6th and up for preorder now! Working on final revisions currently.
    • The Bands of Mourning (Mistborn Era Two, Book Three)
      Set for January 26th and up for preorder now! The final revision notes not yet back from the editor. Will probably be due in two or three months. (So I’ll need to take a break from Stormlight when they arrive.)
    • Calamity (the final book of the Reckoners)
      Spring 2016 sometime. The date isn’t set yet; we’re talking with Random House about this right now. The book just got sent in, and editorial revisions will likely be due late this summer. My goal will probably be to do them during the same break where I do Bands of Mourning revisions.
    • Alcatraz vs. the Dark Talent (The Evil Librarians Book Five)
      Summer 2016 sometime. Note that currently the plan is to rerelease all four of the previous books during the winter/spring with brand new art (and, at last, ebooks). Yay!
    • Stormlight 3 (No official title yet, though I’ve bandied about many different ones, including Stones Unhallowed)
      Christmas 2016. My next project, starting work in June. Anticipated writing time: 8–10 months, plus interruptions for drafting other books. Follow along on the progress bar on my website.
    There you go! As I’ve said before, my goal is generally to do two books a year—one large epic and one smaller teen novel. However, last year, instead of doing a large epic I did two shorter Mistborn novels. (Along with one tiny book, in Evil Librarians 5. Amusingly all three of these books added together are only around two-thirds the length of a Stormlight novel.)

    Hopefully I’m not releasing too much. I don’t want you folks to get tired of me. One side effect of the way I approached last year is that I currently don’t have any novellas in the pipeline, which saddens me, as Perfect State, Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell,Legion: Skin Deep, and Sixth of the Dusk have all had very good receptions over the last year. So, I’ve been wondering if—while writing Stormlight 3—it might be good for me to squeeze in a novella-length story about one of the side characters, then release it next spring as a teaser. We’ll see.

    As for what I’ll do when Stormlight 3 is finished…well, that’s too far off to judge. My eyes are solidly on Stormlight at this point, and it’s going to dominate my life for the better part of a year. Once it’s done, we’ll see. My next book could be Rithmatist 2, or it could be the final Wax and Wayne book, or it could be a new teen project to follow up the Reckoners. All three are things I’ll consider doing in the break between Stormlight 3 and 4.

    But man…I don’t even want to think about Book Four right now. Book Three is looming large, and it’s almost time to settle in and get to work.

    For now, I hope you enjoy the Mistborn books and Calamity as they are released. Thanks again for your support!

    Brandon Sanderson
    May 2015
     
  7. One Knight

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    went to Justin Cronin's Twitter hoping for something about the release date for CoM, left disappointed.
     
  8. Neyland

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    So, Shadows of Self is the sequel to Alloy of Law. That should be good.
     
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  9. Blackterno

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    The new "Tom Clancy" book entitled Under Fire is out June 16.

    The next installment in the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva entitled The English Spy" is out June 30.

    The new Mitch Rapp book will be out in october. It is being finished by Kyle Mills as Vince Flynn unfortunately is dead.
     
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    I'm excited to see how Mills is able to continue with Rapp. Hopefully, his dialogue is better than Flynn's.

    Another October release is Dalton Fury's new book. I can't remember what it's called and his website is acting goofy on my computer, but I expect his 4th book will be just as enjoyable as his previous 3.
     
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    Can't wait for this. Fury's books are awesome. Kolt Raynor is a great character.
     
  12. RegimentML

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    9/17/15

    I am excite
     
  13. The Blackfish

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    Same here. I knew it took a long time between Red Seas and Republic of Thieves that I was worried it would take a long time before Thorn of Emberlain. Very excited its only a few months away. The ending to Republic changed everything, can't wait to find out more.

    They've released the cover. Looks completely different than anything we've experienced. Should be interesting

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  15. Gin Buckets

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    No Szeth storyline??? :donotwant:
     
  16. The Blackfish

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    He will still be in it, it will just be Dalinar's backstory and Szeth's will probably be next
     
  17. Neyland

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    gonna start this when I finish off the Hyperion Cantos.
     
  18. The Blackfish

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    Today is the UK release date for Queen of Fire (Raven's Shadow #3) by Anthony Ryan. US isn't until the 7th. I've asked self proclaimed Tsar of Torrance 00:06:00 to keep an eye out for the ebook. If any of y'all see it pop up anywhere please let me know.

    :heythere:
     
  19. The Blackfish

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    I cannot confirm or deny that I have a certain book mentioned in my previous post. I also cannot confirm or deny that if you PM me you may or may not be able to get the book that I cannot confirm or deny that I have.
     
  20. Gritty Badger

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    Just ordered Queen of Fire from Amazon. Excited for when it gets here. Its so refreshing to be able to finish a fantasy series... looking at you Pat and George.
     
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  21. The Blackfish

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    Just started it. About to knock out 2 hours worth on my flight
     
  22. 00:06:00

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    Enjoy my negro
     
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  23. prerecordedlive

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    Just preordered Armada. Ready Player One was the first book I've read for enjoyment in the past decade that wasn't Harry Potter.

    Midway through The Martian now. I've been waiting to acquire this hobby my entire life. Glad it's finally here.
     
  24. RonBurgundy

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    Welcome to the club.

    I'm #2 on our library wait list for Armada so I should get a first day release copy, which may be dorkiest sentence I have ever written.
     
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  25. The Blackfish

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    I ordered an autographed copy. very excited.

    I'm 25% though Queen of Fire and really enjoying it. Releases in the US today.
     
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  26. RegimentML

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    Haha I bought an autographed copy as well. Can't wait for it to arrive.
     
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  27. Neyland

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    started the first book

    pretty awesome
     
  28. Gritty Badger

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    Got my notice from Amazon it shipped today :ballin:
     
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  29. TheGrifter

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    I'm enjoying it thoroughly as well.

    I'd guess the people who had issue with Tower Lord will probably feel the same about this book. Frankly, I'm fine with Ryan focusing on other characters besides Vaelin, because he fleshes them out well and they're interesting in their own right, IMO.
     
  30. Neyland

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    Finished the lies of Locke Lamora

    Fucking excellenf
     
  31. The Blackfish

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    IMO the 2nd book isn't quite as good but the 3rd book is excellent. 4th comes out soon.
     
  32. RegimentML

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    I think I'm the only person that liked RSURS the best of the three.
     
  33. The Blackfish

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    Probably yes
     
  34. KJROD20

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    If someone wanted to know, how long after a book is released can you find it somewhere on the interwebs? Asking for a friend.
     
  35. The Blackfish

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    Depends on popularity but usually day of
     
  36. Neyland

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    about to go buy the 2nd book here after lunch
     
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  37. RegimentML

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    Armada shipped yesterday.

    :chatzy:
     
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  38. LKRFN88jp

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    From Amazon? Jelly. Cannot wait to read this book.
     
  39. Neyland

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    book 2 definitely not as good imo

    story just not as interesting.
     
  40. Neyland

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    finished RSURS

    about to start the third

    already glad I don't have to wait long until the fourth
     
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  41. RonBurgundy

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    Read that Book 3 was going to focus on Szeth's backstory but now Maybe be Dalinar. Idk Stones Unhalkowed makes perfect sense for a Szeth book title.
     
  42. The Blackfish

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    Its Dalinar. He has already finished his Dalinar flashback chapters and turned them in to his editor who he said loved them.
     
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  43. RegimentML

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    Third is good.

    I like that Sabetha finally gets involved and shit gets real towards the end, setting up the real meat of the series.

    I've said it repeatedly, but this is my favorite series going.
     
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  44. Neyland

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    The Republic of Thieves was fanfuckingtastic

    ready for The Thorn of Emberlain
     
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  45. RonBurgundy

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    Hello, Reddit.

    As someone else has posted, I have finished the rough draft of Dalinar's flashbacks for Stormlight Three. I consider the experiment of writing his flashbacks for this book, instead of waiting for book five, to be a success. Therefore, I'm proceeding with the Dalinar/Szeth flip.

    The reasoning for this is something I can't discuss in detail until the book is released. I'd be happy to revisit this topic once you all have a chance to read the novel. But for now, a few statistics.

    I'm working at about 2,000 words a day on average. That's slow for me (a better rate is around 3,000 words) but Stormlight is difficult to write. The complexity of the worldbuilding and the narrative structure require extra attention and detail. At this rate, though, I should be finishing the book sometime between December and February. We'll see--I have a tour for the new Mistborn book, as well as several weeks in the UK, coming up. They'll impact my ability to write.

    I'm doing a revision on these Dalinar scenes right now, and I'm very pleased with them. At fifteen chapters and 55k (rough draft) they're significantly longer than the other two sequences--I had a lot more to cover in them. I still anticipate the finished novel being about the length of the other two; Dalinar's flashbacks will simply eat a little into his other narrative. Also, expect the wordcount to shrink as I do revisions.

    Next step is digging into Part One. I anticipate this book moving well in the coming months; my outline is solid, my enthusiasm high, and I will finally get to write some scenes I've been planning for over a decade now.

    Thank you for putting up with the delayed pace of Stormlight releases. I know you all think I'm freakishly fast, but the truth is that even if I can get this book in on time, it will be two and half years between Stormlight releases. I've accepted that this is just how my process has to work. The difference between me and other writers (ones I wish readers would disparage less) doesn't seem to be one of actual speed. It's just that the thing that relaxes me for the next book happens to be writing side projects that, hopefully, you all enjoy reading.

    Edit: As a bonus, here's the first line from the first flashback: "Rockbuds crunched like skulls beneath Dalinar’s boots as he charged across the burning field."
     
  46. The Blackfish

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    I love Sanderson so much
     
  47. RonBurgundy

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    Transparency game ridiculous
     
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  48. Gritty Badger

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    This got pushed back to 2016. Apparently he has been having severe anxiety and cancelled a bunch of his press/convention stuff
     
  49. The Blackfish

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    The exact same thing happened to Republic of Thieves. Are you sure you're not referring to that? :pray: you are because he pushed Republic of Thieves back a lot
     
  50. Gritty Badger

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