Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Pellinor book. And other tidbits.

Yes, I am hard at work on one. Having sworn to everyone that I thought the quartet was all the Pellinor books there were, I woke up one morning a month ago with an idea that was just there. It must have been hiding behind all my excuses. I'm now past page 50, and so far, so good. On good days I think I might finish it in July; on my rather more sane days, I think I'll type FINIS some time in September. Then there will be the endless process of turning it into an actual book, which takes ages. AND AGES.

It's a prequel, and it's about Cadvan. And that is all I am going to tell you until the damn thing is out. I haven't yet been able to think of a title for it. Did I tell you I am very bad at titles? If you're very nice to me, and I'm very sure about them - which means, not for a good long while - I may post the odd sample chapter.

In the meantime, my gothic fantasy BLACK SPRING is on the way - it will be out in Australia late 2012, and in the UK and the US early 2013. I am very excited about this one. Also, in other exciting news, Walker Books UK is reissuing the Pellinor books with some smart new covers - which I adore - and some new intros from their hapless translator. They'll be out some time this year.

33 comments:

Esperanza said...

Yay I love Cadvan!
Cannot wait for it and Black Spring to come out :)

Grace said...

Exciting news! :)

marsmi said...

Yay!!!!! I cant wait for the new book!!! Good luck!!!!!

Seneca said...

I cannot breathe right now I am so excited....Thank you, Alison! I have no clue what to do with my life until I have both books in my hands lol

Alison Croggon said...

Thanks everyone! There's still a long way to go. But I am plodding on, and feeling quite optimistic. Onward!

Leah said...

Oh my! I am...ridiculously excited right now. I would be squealing with joy and running around the house except that my cat would freak....

And yeah, kinda late commenting here but I AM SO EXCITED and I haven't been on here in a while. :)

Cannot wait for the new book; in the meantime I will just have to reread the existing quartet—again...and again... and again...

sofiab said...

Its funny because I actually just started rereading the pellinor books and realized I hadn't looked at the blog in a while. So imagine my surprise and great delight when I do and see the first post is about a new pellinor book! I'm so excited to read it (even though its going to be a long while since I can actually do so). And I'm even more excited that its focusing on Cadvan, as he's one of my favorite byronic-type characters. Thanks Alison, and happy writing!

drinkteaanddream said...

Oh wow! I was just passing through as a pick me up and now my day will be filled with smiles. That's so exciting. Hope the writing process isn't too stressful.

Abi (aka Celebrian - from a lifetime ago).

p.s. i'm currently doing an MA in Creative Writing and you were definitely a huge inspiration. Thank you. :)

Alison Croggon said...

Hi Leah and Celebrian (hello there! And good luck with your studies!) Thanks! I'm sorry I don't post on this blog very often, but I have a very busy other blog that keeps me pretty much swamped. The Book is going well, although I still can't think of a title... :)

Natasa @ What Makes YA Beautiful said...

*cue fangirling*

OH MY GOD!! I can't wait!! Even if it comes out in two years I don't mind because THERE'S ANOTHER EFFING PELLINOR BOOK COMING OUT!!! WAHOOO!!! *runs around screaming*

Okay, seriously though. I'm really glad you decided to do a prequel instead of continuing the series and stretching it out like some other authors. Pellinor has most definitely come to an end, but a prequel is a whole other avenue to explore :D so thank you, thank you so much!

Alison Croggon said...

:) Thanks. Yes, it's no use trying tow rite a book that's just stretching out old ideas. So far so good on this one, although I have no idea at present what will happen next! I take that as a good sign.

lilypi said...

Alison, I am so excited that you're writing a prequel about Cadvan! I loved the original series and was intrigued about Cadvan's past especially when I read the short story you released about the beginning of his and Saliman's friendship. Thanks for giving us fans more Pellinor awesome-ness but not continuing the original series! (I loved the way it ended, though I was sad when it did end)
-Lily Sooklal

lilypi said...

Alison, I am so excited that you are writing a prequel about Cadvan. I loved the original series and was intrigued about Cadvan's past especially after reading the short story you released about the beginning of his friendship with Saliman. Thanks for giving us fans more Pellinor awesome-ness but not continuing the original series! (I loved the way it ended, though I was sad when it ended)
-Lily Sooklal

Alison Croggon said...

Thanks Lilypi! So far, so good!

Mondlied said...

I just read the books of Pellinor for the third time. When I came back out of the deep hole I fell in every time after reading the final words "the End" I ended up here looking for some news like someone who is dying of thirst for water. And what do we have here? A gleam of light in the dark!
I am realy happy right now. Since I enjoyed reading your descriptions of the landscape so much I'm full of hope to find even more beautiful places I've never seen in the upcoming book(s)!

Be sure, there are patient fans even in here Germany waiting for you! :)

Greetings

Mondlied

ps: Since I'm not a native english speaker please dont be to strict with me. I know my grammer and spelling are a pure matter of luck! :p

Ellora said...

Far too excited about this information. That is all I can say right now.

Alison Croggon said...

Thanks Ellora and Mondiied!

Sheri said...

I can't wait to read it! Love the series!

LuigiGirlNZ said...

Loving the new covers. They are very smart indeed :-)

Alison Croggon said...

Thanks! I do too. Must blog about them...

Andrea Acosta said...

Oh my goodness. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for writing another one! Your Pellinor books are hands-down gorgeous, and I know this one will be no exception! Best of luck with the writing process, and I look forward to reading it when it's done!

-Andrea

Amy J said...

I just finished reading the quartet again. I love the Singing. I can't wait for this one!

Mlody Ksiegowy said...

We are waiting:)
fans from Polnad

Alison Croggon said...

Hello Poland! I hope you don't have to wait too long...

aj said...

Will The Kindle Edition of The Friendship be available for download?

Alison Croggon said...

Hi AJ - didn't see you there! I believe it is available for download, at least in the UK.

kobe koberstein said...

hey alison i love the books of pellinor so much and now seeing ur making a prequil i am soooooo exited (sory as you can see im not the writeing type)

kobe koberstein said...

hey love your books so much! please do not give up on the pre quill PLEASE FINISH!!!

Alison Croggon said...

:) I am working hard on it even as you write!

kobe koberstein said...

if you do give up on a prequil i will be utterly heart broken
(by the way do you have a estimat time of arival of the 5th book)

kobe koberstein said...

thank you ill sleep soundly tonight!

Alison Croggon said...

Hi Kobe - it will definitely be finished. Too far in to draw back now! I'm hoping to finish it by September, but it's usually takes a couple of years before it's out as a book. :( Sorry about that.

kobe koberstein said...

awsome can not wait for September!!!