Friday, 26 November 2021

Chris Wooding completes EMBER BLADE sequel

Chris Wooding has completed the follow-up to his 2018 fantasy novel, The Ember Blade. The Shadow Casket is the name of the second book and it's now with the publishers for a likely late 2022/early 2023 publication slot.

Wooding has spoken of delays to the sequel caused by his work on video game projects such as Assassin's Creed: Valhalla. In March he reported the novel was on temporary hold, indicating it might be a while before it could come out. It's therefore a bit of a surprise that it's now done and with the editors.

The Ember Blade was an accomplished "classic throwback" epic fantasy written with Wooding's customary verve and humour. I look forwards to the sequel, and finding out what the "secret project" he was working on, which briefly took precedence.

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