Finally, the update everyone has been waiting for . . . the World of Shandahar and Loconeal Publishing merger!!!
For over a year now, both Ted and I have been working on re-mastering the Shadow over Shandahar duology: Child of Prophecy and Warrior of Destiny. The reason? We were picked up by a small-press publisher!
Yes! After almost seven years of self publishing, James Barnes brought the World of Shandahar aboard his author team. Now, it's not just Ted and I, but a host of other dedicated individuals to help make our books the best they can be!
Once the merger was complete, a few decisions were made for the books. One of those was to take the Shadow Over Shandahar duology and make it into a series of smaller volumes. This was a wonderful opportunity, giving us the chance to continue our original story, a story that had already been developed in preparation for the upcoming Dark Mists of Ansalar series.
Beginning in March 2011, we began our epic endeavor. Shadow Over Shandahar now has four volumes with two more in the works. The original story hasn't been changed. However, all of the typos have been corrected, the rough spots smoothed over, the redundancies removed, a gorgeous map put in place of the old one, AND four awesome pieces of artwork inside every book!
I am VERY PROUD to present the new Shadow Over Shandahar series! So many people have worked on this project to make it a success. Special thanks go to James Barnes for his beautiful interior design work, and to Carol Phillips and Lindsay Archer for their awesome cover and interior artwork. More thanks to Jennifer Midkiff for her editing and constructive criticism. Without it we might still have some of those typos and redundancies! Last but definitely not least . . . thanks to all our fans who have enjoyed the books these past years! Without their support, the World of Shandahar would have ceased existing a long time ago.
2011 marked the beginning of a new era for the World of Shandahar! 2012 will see the product of our labors! Let's make it the best it can be!