Thursday, April 5, 2018

All Souls Book News - A Recap of What's Been Happening So Far . . .

Deb's Tweet/27 Mar 2018: 42 days until you get to walk through this door . . . (re: The World of All Souls)
Updated 10 April 2018 
Well, since we do have a continually updated TV page (because the TV show is happening!), we figured we'd do one for the upcoming books as well (because those are happening, too!) We'll update as we get new information. Here's what's going on thus far:

The World of All Souls by Deborah Harkness 
(Author),‎ Colleen Madden  (Illustrator),‎ Claire Baldwin (Contributor),‎ Lisa Halttunen (Contributor),‎ Jill Hough (Contributor)

Publication date: May 8, 2018

THE WORLD OF ALL SOULS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, SHADOW OF NIGHT, AND THE BOOK OF LIFE is coming to the United States, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The book will be released on 8 May 2018, but it is available from your favorite book retailer now.

From Deb’s website: “A few weeks ago, I shared the beautiful covers for the US and UK editions of the new, comprehensive, gorgeously illustrated, and chunky (nearly 600 pages!) compendium guide to the world of the All Souls Trilogy. I’m happy to report that the book is now available for preorder through your favorite local bookstore or online retailer.”

The World of All Souls, US and UK covers
“People are asking how this differs from the free, online companion to the real-time reading that many of you already have. This is a totally different item, one that includes original art, maps, floorplans, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the creative process from me, previously unrevealed details about the characters (like vampire full names!) and more. It’s far, far more extensive and intensive–more than 600 pages of information, mythology, lore, and insights into the books.

Please note: at this time this book is only available to readers in the US/Canada and UK/Ireland and their sales territories. There are no foreign translations planned at the moment. If any foreign publishers do decide to go ahead with the book, I will let you know. There will be an ebook version, but it is not yet available for preorder on all sites. There will also are an audiobook, though at the moment it is only available on the Penguin Random House site. I will keep you posted.”

Here are the online links, in alphabetical order:
"Thanks as always for welcoming Diana, Matthew, their family, and friends, into your lives!
x Deb"

Here are some sneak peeks that Deb shared on social media:

See the Facebook post for this image (click)
.... and see the Facebook post for this one! (click)

A sneak peek of the UK version! From Caitlin Raynor, Headline Books:

The World of All Souls Tour
The World Of All Souls tour

Deb is visiting 7 cities to promote The World of All Souls

Further details on the US Tour for THE WORLD OF ALL SOULS, including locations, times, and store signing policies. Questions? Contact the stores for more information.
All events are free and open to all!

Tuesday, May 8 – Seattle, WA
University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE
Event Link: (click!)
Message from the Store:
"Priority in the signing line will be given to guests who purchase The World of All Souls from University Book Store. Retain receipt as proof of University Book Store purchase. Those who already have the book may enter the line afterwards."

Wednesday, May 9 – Houston, TX
Murder by the Book
2342 Bissonnet
Event Link: (click!)
Message from the Store:
"Deborah Harkness will sign copies of The World Of All Souls and 3 older titles per person. The World of All Souls goes on sale May 8th. Line Numbers for the event will be available starting that day. A copy of The World of All Souls must be purchased from MBTB in order to obtain a line number for the event. If you’ve already pre-ordered the book elsewhere, please call the store about the signing line. Seating and parking are first come, first served. Please note that Deborah Harkness draws a large crowd. Chairs will be put out at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the signing. Visit our signing policies page for more details:"

Thursday, May 10 – Los Angeles, CA
Barnes & Noble
189 The Grove Dr.
Message from the Store:
"This is a wristbanded event. A wristband will be issued on a first come, first serve basis to customers who purchase The World of All Souls from Barnes & Noble at The Grove beginning May 10th at 9am
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• Deborah will personalize books with names and her signature
• Picture front of table taken by our staff with your camera
• If you have already purchased/preordered the book, please call the store for more information
• Check Back for more Details as they Become Available. For more information contact Barnes & Noble at The Grove at (323) 525-0270"

Monday, May 14 – Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Event Link: (click!)
Message from the Store:
"Receive a signing line ticket with a QRB purchase of All Souls. We are offering a limited number of reserved seats with signing line ticket. Please order your book now to claim one of these seats. (One seat per book order) There will also be open seating available for this event for those who have already preordered the book. Others can join the signing line after ticketed attendees."

Tuesday, May 15 – Asheville, NC
55 Haywood Street
Message from the Store:
"Signing line preference will be given to customers who purchase their books at Malaprop's. We will give you a signing line ticket at the point of sale. Those without a ticket can join the line after ticket holders. We take pre-orders, too!"

Wednesday, May 16 – Cincinnati, OH
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Rookwood Pavilion
2692 Madison Road
Event Link: (click!)
Message from the Store:
"Priority for the signing line is given to those with tickets (free with purchase of book from Joseph-Beth, see Event Link). Those without tickets may join the signing line after ticketed attendees. It is recommended that guests arrive by 6:30 pm at the latest for the event start; the event end time is not rigid and may end sooner or later than the projected time depending on the audience." 

Thursday, May 17 – Philadelphia, PA
Towne Book Center
220 Plaza Drive. Collegeville PA
Signing line policies TBA.

Time's Convert (US cover)
Now ... for the brand new stuff! We were shocked and surprised when we checked our Amazon accounts on the 5th of February, 2018! There was a brand new book for us to look forward to (and pre-order!). Could we keep quiet about it? NO! But Deb was eerily silent ... that is until the 6th of February. That's when she shared the exclusive (how were we supposed to know we weren't supposed to see this thing yet?!) cover reveal by Entertainment Weekly.

UK cover (as far as we know right now; *note: "COVER TO BE REVEALED")
As of the 7th of February, we've got news via Twitter from one of the Headline publicists. The Bookseller released this announcement: New Harkness vampire novel to Headline

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

So, here's what we know...
Publication date: September 25, 2018
686 pages per Deb

The description:

Set in contemporary Paris and London, and the American colonies during the upheaval and unrest that exploded into the Revolutionary War, a sweeping story that braids together the past and present.

On the battlefields of the American Revolution, Matthew de Clermont meets Marcus MacNeil, a young surgeon from Massachusetts, during a moment of political awakening when it seems that the world is on the brink of a brighter future. When Matthew offers him a chance at immortality and a new life, free from the restraints of his puritanical upbringing, Marcus seizes the opportunity to become a vampire. But his transformation is not an easy one and the ancient traditions and responsibilities of the de Clermont family clash with Marcus's deeply-held beliefs in liberty, equality, and brotherhood.

Fast forward to contemporary London, where Marcus has fallen for Phoebe Taylor, a young employee at Sotheby's. She decides to become a vampire, too, and though the process at first seems uncomplicated, the couple discovers that the challenges facing a human who wishes to be a vampire are no less formidable in the modern world than they were in the 18th century. The shadows that Marcus believed he'd escaped centuries ago may return to haunt them both--forever.

A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities for change, Time's Convert will delight fans of the All Souls trilogy and all readers of magic, the supernatural, and romance.

Of course, for people who follow Deb and the news in this universe, this wasn't an out-of-the-blue surprise; she gave us a heads up that Marcus was in our book future with this picture via Instagram:

Deb shared the completed manuscript of Time's Convert (the book formally known as "Marcus' book") on Instagram
So, since this is Marcus' book, did the TV Marcus (played by Edward Bluemel) get a sneak peak? According to our source (our source is yours too. C'mon, you know it's Deb!), he totally did!

Also, there's his reaction to her IG post:

So, maybe next ... The Serpent’s Mirror by Deborah Harkness ... ? Stay tuned!

xo, ~The Daemons

Post by A. Hutter
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