My second novel, The Reality War Book2: The City of Destruction is working its way through Amazon’s servers towards publication in the Kindle Store. If you have the eBook version of book1, then you don’t have to wait for Amazon, you can get it now. At the back of book1 is a link to an internet web address where you can find instructions on how to download a free copy of book2. You’ve got 6 months to download, so no rush!
Update July 11th: some people are reporting that the file downloads automatically when the link is followed in Kindle Reader for PC but isn’t reported clearly in their internet browser. Check whether there’s a message at the bottom of the screen. If you get stuck, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
The initial price at the Kindle Store will be $2.99 or £1.99
A paperback edition will follow shortly and in a couple of months, the eBook will be available in other formats (I’m tied to an exclusive distribution arrangement with Amazon for a while longer).
The second book finishes the mini-series and is 110,000 words (the first book was 95,000 words). Here’s the blurb:
Radlan — Karypsic’s human twin. The survivors on both sides of the Reality War now face the hardest battle of all: how to live in the new realities they have made, worlds changed beyond belief, forged in a terrifying war.
Time is running out — the Reality War is escalating.
Time is corroding — the past is becoming unreliable, causality splintering.
Time is the early Jurassic. This is the where the great battle of the Reality War will be fought / was always fought/ was never fought because the war once won could never have occurred, and the losing side will never have existed. It is now that the riddle of Paradox One will be answered.
But the riddle has many possible solutions, and only the winner of the Reality War gets to choose.
The Reality War is a science fiction, time travel adventure set in past, present, future and alternate versions of Elstow, Bedford, and even a bit of Wilstead (all locations in North Bedfordshire, England). In fact, it’s the same geography that inspired the settings of the book The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. I’ve written before about the links between my novels and The Pilgrim’s Progress, and in this second book, you see more hints of who John Bunyan really was
If you enjoy the novels and short fiction of Stephen Baxter, then I like to think you would enjoy The Reality War too.
The artwork, which I think is absolutely stunning, is from Andy Bigwood.