Just to let you know, BLOOD IN SNOW, the last book in the Riddle in Stone trilogy, is currently available for pre-order. It should be released July 15th. Here's the blurb about it:
Having committed treason by claiming the Highlands for his own kingdom,
Edmund—the one-eyed, stuttering former librarian—decides to stop running
and make his final stand. Along with his best friend, Pond Scum, and
his manic dog, Becky, he must fight off goblins, magic users, and King
Lionel's entire army in order to protect what he loves. However, his
deadliest adversary is the approaching winter, and neither Edmund nor
his men have the supplies they need to survive.
You know, and believe me... this is terribly difficult for me to say, I really like this book. I'm not saying it's "great" or "best seller material" by any means. I just like it. It was the type of book I wanted to write.
I wanted to write about the growth of not only a person (Edmund), but also an entire kingdom (Rood). Also, not to give anything away, but this book has a little bit of everything...everything, but the sea as Frodo might say. There's a love story, a bromance, several battles--including an epic fight with thousands of goblins. And...I hope...the ending seems satisfying to me. Well, I hope you all agree.
So if you are interested in picking up Blood in Snow early, feel free! Also, if you continue to help promote Riddle in Stone, I'd GREATLY appreciate it. Books like mine only sell by word of mouth, so please post reviews wherever you can, vote for Riddle on the various Goodread listopedias, and tell your friends! Who knows??? Perhaps if the series sells enough, I'll be able to write more!
Thanks for all your help!