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Brothers In Arms – Book Two of the Hippo Chronicles

September 11, 2011

Hello my friends!

I know I haven’t posted anything here in ages, but now I have some very interesting news that will hopefully make up for the long wait. First, I’m very happy to announce that Brothers In Arms, the second volume in the series about the hippos of Filpini, will be released sometime in the near future. I finished the main text back in August, and am now in the middle of the long and arduous editing process. My goal is that the book will hit the shelves before the end of the year, but I can’t promise anything yet.

The new book will be quite a bit longer than On Hostile Ground. The story is bigger, there are often things going on in more than one place at the same time, and there’ll be seven PoV-characters compared to five in the first book. There will be some truly epic moments as well as some very humorous ones, so you’d better be prepared for both laughter and tears. I’ll post an excerpt here once the manuscript is finished, either from the prologue or from one of the first chapters. The book will begin with a scene taking place some 1275 years before the beginning of the actual story, hopefully adding some depth and providing background information that’ll help the reader understand some of the later events.

But this isn’t all I have to tell. On Hostile Ground will be featured in an upcoming edition of the New York Review Of Books (http://www.nybooks.com/), a distinguished magazine with more than 150.000 subscribers. This will hopefully make more book lovers and retailers aware of the book and boost sales a little.

More news will follow soon, so don’t forget to keep an eye on this place. In the meantime: take care, and remember that autumn is the season for good books!

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