Yes, it’s finally here! After four long years, the story of one memorable year in Japan’s fictionalized history – and in a certain Welsh boy’s life – at last comes to an end in The Last Dragon King, Book 8 of The Year of the Dragon series. The Amazon preorder launches today – the full release on all platforms is scheduled for December 27th.
It all started in the summer of 2012 – though preceded by two years of writing and editing – with the simultaneous release of The Shadow of Black Wings and The Warrior’s Soul. Four years later I have eight finished books, over 700k words published (a lot more written!), nearly 30,000 copies sold, and, most importantly, an invaluable experience in writing and publishing that will hopefully make my next projects go a lot more smoothly! AND I’ve managed to tie up all the plot threads and lose points by the end – I bet you didn’t expect that! 🙂
Reminder: this is the end of the countdown – and end of all the deals: from tomorrow, the Smashwords coupons expire, and the Year of the Dragon Bundle returns to its usual price of $9.99, (the Paperback Giveaway has already ended) so it’s your LAST CHANCE to snatch those bargains!
All the countdown posts so far:
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6
And finally, here are some stats on all the eight volumes of the series, for all you stats lovers out there:
The Shadow of the Black Wings
Released: June 2012. Word count (final edition): 70k. Sold: 2300*
The Warrior’s Soul
Released: June 2012. Word count: 70k. Sold: 2100
The Islands in the Mist
Released: October 2012. Word count: 80k. Sold: 1600
The Rising Tide
Released: April 2013. Word count: 85k. Sold: 850
The Chrysanthemum Seal
Released: May 2014. Word count: 90k. Sold: 1050
The Withering Flame
Released: June 2015. Word count: 85k. Sold: 600
The Shattering Waves
Released: May 2016. Word count: 85k. Sold: 300
The Last Dragon King
Released: December 2016. Word count: 150k. Sold: ?
The Year of the Dragon Bundle, 1-4
Released: April 2013. Word count: 310k. Sold: 15000
The Year of the Dragon Bundle, 5-8
Released: January 2017. Word count: 410k. Sold: ? (that one’s up to you!)
*) The Shadow of the Black Wings has been a free download for the last couple of years, totaling about 70k downloads.
**) all sales Amazon only. Ca. 4300 copies sold on all other platforms altogether.