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A unique fantasy from the dragon's point of view. It mingles magic, love, loss, and war in a dragon's attempt to reclaim his own.
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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Posted by Kristen Koller (Creator)
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This is an important update, so please read through! Self-publishing has a lot of challenges, one of them is the fact that you are largely dependent on yourself for the bulk of putting everything together and when a hiccup happens there isn’t a support staff able to help you get through it. We have had a few hiccups, the cover artist had to be changed (Which thankfully went much more smoothly than I thought it would!) there were some large revisions that needed done, I had an emergency through the summer that required a great deal of my real life allocated to it, locating a printer, most of which meant small delays that might iron out along the way, but unfortunately they aren’t all small delays. This post was supposed to solidify mailing dates, but sadly it isn’t.

Upon going through the final product my editor let me know of a large discrepancy between this book and first that had been somehow missed leaving a large plot hole as well as an inconsistency. It is entirely my fault, somewhere along the line wires were crossed in my brain, but this means I need to do a mass rewrite to address it involving at least three parts of the book and many scattered throughout in various references. I could do a rough clean up, but honestly, this is the last book, I want to go out with a bang, not a whimper. I want to deliver a polished product and not one where the patches were quickly slapped on. And trust me, I tried to find a way to salvage things, but there is no way to salvage it and give a product to everyone that I could be proud of and you would enjoy reading. I am having to push back the release date to Dec. 17st to not only re-write several chapters, but to also allow my editor time to edit them and address anything that might crop up. The public release will be on Dec. 30th after I have been assured that any and all hard copies are in the hands of people who have preordered. This is going to allow a good amount of grace time to make sure everything that is rewritten is done so properly, re-edited and put together again without any chance of further set backs being placed on it.

 I apologize, deeply and truly. I have labored over this product for quite some time (longer than I should have) because the ending of the trilogy is supposed to be the best of the best, the finale filled with battle and fire. I want to deliver on that promise and not something that does neither myself nor my readers a service. I will refund anyone who wants one from the preorders with absolutely no hard feelings, I know that this is unexpected and many have eagerly awaited getting the copy in their hands. I truly hope that this will be worth the wait for those who have followed our adventures.

 TL;DR Late findings in the book means a large rewrite that interferes with the release date meaning we will have to push it back in order to make sure the book is properly finished.

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    1. Jeremie Lariviere
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      Thanks for the update, and thanks for getting the story the way you want it!

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      Morten Sørensen on

      Setbacks for various reasons, and mistakes made along the way, those are things that are hard to avoid. It is regrettable, but for most parts unavoidable.
      What should not be avoided, is communicating these kinds of things to customers. And I absolutely applaud that you stop the book, and go back to redo parts that is not up to your standard. You want to deliver a fantastic finale, and we want to read a fantastic finale. Something that feels half-finished is no one satisfied with.
      I have no hard feeling whatsoever. In fact, I feel really content knowing the exact reason for a setback. So take your time, and deliver a fantastic product. We have come this far, and I don't mind waiting some time longer for it.