All five books in one tidy box!
My first boxed set as a kid was the Chronicles of Narnia. And contrary to most The Horse and His Boy was always my favorite. Then The Complete Anne of Green Gables. Lastly, but certainly not least, I discovered Susan Cooper and the amazing Dark Is Rising Sequence.
Boxed sets somehow represent an iconic moment of maturity for me. I can’t remember owning my first book, but my first boxed set was something significant ~ the completeness of it, the tidiness of it. I was old enough to have them all. I was old enough to have lived long enough for the author to have written them all! (You’ll have to remember that at this time, life seemed to be an endless wait for the next Tamora Pierce The Song of the Lioness Alanna book.)
I suppose, all I’m trying to say is that I’m excited to have all my books in a tidy little box!
PROJECT ROUND UP
Prudence ~ The Parasol Protectorate Abroad Book the First: Release date Fall 2013. Writing rough draft. Crazy encounters and climatic battle sequences ahead.
Curtsies & Conspiracies ~ The Finishing School Book the Second: Title changed. Copy edits incoming.
Etiquette & Espionage ~ Finishing School Book the First: Release date Feb 5, 2013. Working promo schemes to begin September.
Manga ~ Soulless Vol. 2: (AKA Changeless) Reviewing chapter by chapter, each drops on YenPlus by subscription. Print release tentatively Dec. 2012.
BIG FAT SPOILER ALERT on the Parasol Protectorate series! Really, DON’T READ THE BLURB ON AMAZON if you haven’t read the other books first!
The Omnibus hardback editions are limited run through the SciFi Bookclub only.
The manga editions, Vol. available in print, Vol. 2 by subscription to YenPlus.
Most short stories available in ebook form world wide!
The first Finishing School book ~ Out Feb. 5, 2013
Boxed set! Yay!
Quote of the Day:
“That place that does contain
My books, the best companions, is to me
A glorious court, where hourly I converse
With the old sages and philosophers;
And sometimes, for variety, I confer
With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels;
Calling their victories, if unjustly got,
Unto a strict account, and, in my fancy,
Deface their ill-placed statues.”
~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher