Tag Archives: King Rolen’s Kin

Of Cats and Kings

The King part:

Solaris are doing a ‘Start a Series’ promotion, selling the first book (e-book) for 99c this weekend. They’ve selected The King’s Bastard from King Rolen’s Kin series. (You can find it here).

King's Bastard, King Rolen's Kin 1 72
The Cat part:

I don’t want to get into the great debate about the difference between cat people and dog people. We’ve always had cats but our daughter has bought a Pug. He’s actually a Jack Russel crossed with a Pug so he’s a Jug, (a rescue dog 13 mths old).

Of course, he thought the cats were put in the house for his entertainment and they weren’t impressed. It was not that he wanted to hurt them, he just wanted to play but the cats didn’t understand. So they are now outside cats (with a very comfortable insulated shed to sleep in) and Manny the Jug is now an inside dog. Here he is at the dog park with our eldest daughter.

Manny the Jug at the Dog Park

Manny the Jug at the Dog Park

No more sleeping in my desk drawer, little black cat.

Ninja Cat

Ninja Cat

No more getting in the way as I type, Sassy cat.

Colour coordinated cat

Colour coordinated cat

 

Leave a Comment

Filed under Cats, Fantasy books, Fun Stuff

KRK Book Four released into the Wild

King Breaker has been officially released!

It feels a bit like that movie Born Free, where you nurture your book until it is ready then release it into the big wide world of bookshops and reviewers. Will anyone even notice? Will anyone buy and copy and like the book that you’ve been slaving over for the past year?

Here’s King Breaker with its brothers all roaming free now.

KRK_4_Books

 

I’ve been busy these last few weeks doing blog posts. Here they are:

Who wants to be King? (SF Signal) (Because frankly, who would want to be king? Give me a nice cup of tea and quiet corner any day)

What makes a Great Leader? (Geek Native)

Spec Fic is Becoming Mainstream (at SF Bulletin).

The Secret Daydreams of Writers (SFX)

Verisimilitude On world building and making a story feel real (Rising Shadow)

Writers Love Readers (Fantasy Faction)

Where books come from (Upcoming4me)

Magic Systems in Fantasy (Mass Movement Magazine)

And here are the interviews:

Beauty in Ruins

The Book Plank

My Bookish Ways

Fantastical Imaginations

Fantastical Librarian

 

I think it’s wonderful that these people are so passionate about the genre and books and reading that they’ll set up a web site and do all this work to maintain it!

While I’m on the topic, is there anything readers would like me to blog about?

3 Comments

Filed under Australian Writers, Fantasy books, Female Fantasy Authors, Promoting your Book

King Breaker Arrives!

It’s been a crazy busy year with ups and downs but here it is at last, book four of King Rolen’s kin, King Breaker, looking very cool, thanks to Clint Langley!

KB_ArrivesAs Bernard from Black Books says, ‘You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. It’ll change your life.’ (You’ll have to imagine the Irish accent).

But seriously, big sigh of relief.

16 Comments

Filed under Covers, Fantasy books

Cover Squeee!

Last weekend I was at the National SF Conference, Conflux, on a panel about covers. Today I discover Solaris have revealed the new KRK4 cover. Tada…

17571692

 

With Piro in centre (she must be standing on a box) and Byren and Fyn in the background, Clint Langley has once again done a brilliant job. Thank you Clint and thank you Solaris!

12 Comments

Filed under Conferences and Conventions, Conventions, Covers, Fantasy books, Female Fantasy Authors, Fun Stuff, Publishing Industry

How the KRK books unfold…

I’ve had some queries about how the timeline for the KRK books unfold and one very helpful reader (waves to FyreGarnet) suggested I do a timeline. So here it is. I hope this makes it clear, let me know if it still confusing. Sometimes you get so close to something, you can’t see it clearly.

KRK Timeline for web page

5 Comments

Filed under Fantasy books, Readers

Squee Day

At last I’m allowed to tell…

Solaris Press will be releasing The King’s Man on December 6th!

This book grew from something a friend said to me. She refused to believe that Garzik was dead and, when I looked into it, she was right. I realised there was a whole story waiting to be told, Garzik’s story, one that Byren, Piro, Fyn and Orrade didn’t know about.

Not yet, anyway. At the moment I’m writing KRK book four where all the threads of the narrative will join together in a thrilling, roller coaster of an ending with explosions and betrayal, sacrifice and heroism. (Well, maybe not explosions).

 

7 Comments

Filed under Australian Writers, Fantasy books

It’s official – KRK book 4

Here’s the official Press Release:

Jonathan Oliver, commissioning editor of Solaris Books, has commissioned a new novel by  Australian fantasy writer Rowena Cory Daniells.  The agent is John Jarrold, and the deal is for World English Language rights. The book is due for publication at the end of 2013.

Solaris have already published Daniells’ KING ROLEN’S KIN trilogy very successfully, and are publishing her OUTCAST CHRONICLES trilogy this year.  The new book, provisionally titled KING-MAKER, KING-BREAKER, will complete the story of King Rolen’s Kin.

Jonathan Oliver said: “It’s great to be working with Rowena again and I can’t wait to read this finale to her brilliant fantasy series.”

So I had better knuckle down and deliver KING-MAKERr, KING-BREAKER!

19 Comments

Filed under Australian Writers, Fantasy books, Female Fantasy Authors

Reader reaching out…

I love the way the internet puts writers in touch with readers. Today Bob from Beauty in Ruins review blog sent me this!

He’s sitting on the edge of a lake somewhere reading book three of KRK. Go for it Bob. Wish I was doing the same thing!

 

1 Comment

Filed under Fantasy books, Fun Stuff, Readers

A question for fantasy lovers…

I’ve had someone ask –  if they liked King Rolen’s Kin, what should they read next.

It seemed like the perfect opportunity to ask readers for their opnion so I’m throwing it open to you.

What authors/fantasy trilogies would you recommend for someone who loved the KRK trilogy?

19 Comments

Filed under Fantasy books, Fun Stuff

KRK Boxed e-book set…

It’s baaaack…

The ‘boxed’ King Rolen’s Kin trilogy is back as an e-book deal. Looks really cool as a virtual boxed set, Tadaaa!

(Available here)

4 Comments

Filed under Australian Writers, E-books, Fantasy books, Female Fantasy Authors