My thanks, as always, to everyone who bought, borrowed, read, reviewed, and/or signal-boosted. It’s very much appreciated.
Reaction so far seems to be positive, including some great reviews:
- “The joys of the first two volumes of the possibilities of Libriomancy are transformed and changed here into something very different, and in many ways, greater.”-Paul Weimer, SF Signal
- “This is a great series with a lot of great components, but more than anything else it’s a love-letter to imagination.”-Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
- “I had tears in my eyes when I recognized so much of what was going on with Isaac and saw how well it was woven into the story. I have to draw a distinction here: Isaac was depressed, and the depiction is necessarily a bit dark, but it never crosses over the line into the sort of darkness that makes reading it depressing … The fact that Hines could ride that line so beautifully without ever stepping over it in the wrong direction is really kick-ass!”-Errant Dreams
I have no idea what the sales look like, and probably won’t know a lot for a while yet. To be honest, I’m nervous. Book #4, Revisionary, is already under contract and being written. But how well Unbound does is going to be a significant factor in whether or not Revisionary is the last book. On the other hand, Four books will allow me to tell the story I wanted to tell, and to end the series in a good place if necessary. Given how many series get cut short after only one or two books, I’m very happy with how Magic ex Libris has done.
Other nifty stuff:
- Bill Castanier wrote an article about me and Unbound in the Lansing City Pulse, and to make it even better, he included the picture of me in my Charlie Brown: Monster Hunter costume from Windycon in 2013.
- I was a guest on Episode 38 of the SF Squeecast, which was titled, “Bring me the Hair of Scott Lynch.” (This wasn’t specifically about Unbound, but it happened the same week, so I’m including it.)
- I did a Reddit AMA, which is up to 121 comments. (If you missed it, you can always ask questions in my Tumblr Ask Box, or over at Goodreads.)
We now return to our regularly scheduled blogging.