Breakneck just added this cool animation with review snippets to help announce the November release of The Chronicles of Soone: Heir to the King. It is viewable at www.breakneckbooks.com once you click on the cover art.
My interview with Breakneck Books Publishing is now up on their website www.breakneckbooks.com and perhaps you might find some of it interesting.
I am now beyond the half way point in the next Chronicles novel in the series, Sons of Perdition, and I hope this will end up as my next Breakneck Books title when it is finished.
The story picks up immediately following the close of the first book, Heir to the King, and the pacing is just as much Breakneck speed as HTTK. This time around the veiled mysteries surrounding the spiritual nature of the conflict is going to get blown wide open by the introduction of a new character, Aija the Prophet.
Breakneck Books has now officially made the release date for The Chronicles of Soone: Heir to the King--November 2006.
I hope you will be looking for it, and hey, just in time for Christmas!!
I wanted to announce that the official website for myself and Chronicles is up and running-- www.jamessomersonline.com It contains links to: this BLOG, my email, Breakneck Books, and will have a live link to the books Amazon.com page when it's available for purchase.
I'm about 100 pages away from completing the second Chronicles book, Sons of Perdition. This book will blow the mystery surrounding the true nature of the conflict in Heir to the King, wide open.
I'll keep you updated on Heir to the Kings progress and release date as it draws near. The book is currently in the editing process and November will get here sooner than I think. Hopefully response from readers will be good--but that's up to you. Spread the word!
I really do like this cover a lot. Breakneck Books has outdone themselves as far as I'm concerned. That's one thing I really like about my working relation with Breakneck as a smaller publisher--I get to have some input on things like this, and that's very important to me. Most people judge a book by its cover, including myself, and I not only wanted to have the book published but also be able to enjoy the finished product myself--to be completely happy with it. I hope everyone enjoys the total package for The Chronicles of Soone: Heir to the King. I really want readers to feel like they've spent their hard earned money on a book they really enjoyed reading, and that they look forward to reading the other books that will be following in this series.
The new book cover for The Chronicles of Soone: Heir to the King is now available for viewing on the Breakneck Books website. I am very, very pleased with this cover! The book itself is scheduled for a fall 2006 release, and my author photo and interview will be coming shortly at Breakneck. I am currently working with a very good web designer, who actually did the new Breakneck site, to get a professional looking author website going with links to everything including this Blog. I'll keep you posted as more updates come in. If anyone has any questions about the book, please email me, I will try to be very accessible to anyone with an interest in the series!
Well, I've gotten to see the concepts for the new cover art and text and things are progressing nicely. I am quite pleased with the way it's going to turn out and I know Breakneck Books was the right choice for publication of the book.
Hopefully my ugly mug will soon appear on the Publishers website along with the book cover, and an exclusive interview between myself and Breakneck Books.
For those who may be interested in the release of The Chronicles of Soone: Heir to the King, the tentative release is supposed to be no later than November 2006, although that is subject to change.
The second book in the series is already underway and I'm 107 pages into it so far. Lord willing the book will be picked up by Breakneck as well. The tentative title for the second book is The Chronicles of Soone: Sons of Perdition, and it is shaping up as just as much of a nitro rush read as Heir to the King. This one will open up a great deal of previously unknown information on the nature of the war and the spiritual conflict surrounding it. The introduction of a new character, Aija the prophet, is especially key to the unfolding storyline.
I'll try to keep you posted on new developments. send me an email if you have any questions regarding the books!
Hello, one and all. By way of introduction, I am James Somers, the author of the new Christian Science fiction thriller, The Chronicles of Soone. The first book: Heir to the King is due to be released by Breakneck Books tentatively by November 2006. The book has recieved several wonderful pre-release reviews already, including one by bestselling author Jeremy Robinson, author of The Didymus Contingency, Raising the Past, and POD People. To see all of the availabe reviews please visit the Chronicles of Soone website.
So far the book is being compared to such science fiction greats as Star Wars, Star Trek and Dune, but this novel and the series as a whole will have a christian setting for the story in a separate creation of God. Here's the basic premise:
"Not so long ago, in another creation of God...Fallen angels have instigated a devastating interplanetary racial war among the clans of humanity. Cursed to dwell among men in half physical forms they seek to undermine the prophetic events that spell out their ultimate doom.
Long the ordained guardians of peace, the Barudii have been reduced to a scattered remnant struggling to survive. Young Tiet Soone is the last remaining heir to the Barudii throne. He sets out against unimaginable odds to reconcile the warring clans of mankind, even as dark spiritual forces oppose every effort at peace in their campaign to dominate humanity in opposition to God's will."