If you want to read the book that just about broke me, THE EMPIRE’S RUIN is out today. I’m proud of this one, in spite of (because of?) all the struggle it took to get it here.
There are monsters, abandoned cities, sea battles, lost artifacts of unimaginable power, quests, keel-haulings, card-counting, people fed to pigs. Mostly, though, the book is about failure–how we cope with it, or don’t, whether anyone can be redeemed.
And thanks to everyone for reading, for waiting, and for believing in this book, even though it took me so ‘Kent-kissing long to finish it!