What Remains of Heroes just received a very, very kind review from the excellent Ria over at the book review site Bibliotropic. I am flattered, honored and humbled (a combination that feels slightly akin to mild nausea, but much better). For those curious, you can check it out here:
SPFBO Review: What Remains of Heroes, by David Benem
As for the *highly anticipated* (by my mom, anyways) Book Two, one of the character’s storylines (hint: everyone’s favorite drunken wretch) is undergoing a serious facelift. Even with the major rewrites I am coming up on 70,000 words (WRoH was 122,000) so a release in the late spring seems reasonable.
Oh, and about that audiobook. Final draft should be approved any moment now, and then it takes a week or two in Amazon’s review process. Then it shall be unleashed upon an unprepared and unsuspecting world! Beware!!!
More updates to follow. Watch this space!
Hi. I just finished What remains of heroes – read the last third or so in one go, as it was quite gripping. Especially enjoyed the section with Bale and Lorra. And everything involving the necrists. Though, I think Fencress has become my favorite character.
Just had a question regarding the next book, as I’m quite eager to read it. How will the new one compare to the first book?
david benem said:
Very happy to hear you enjoyed the book! I don’t want to reveal too much about book two, but I will say there is more action. I think of What Remains of Heroes as being focused primarily upon the internal transformations of the main characters, preparing them for the paths they must follow. Book two tells the tale of them moving along those paths, Lannick toward vengeance, Bale toward summoning the remaining Sentinels, etc. Some exciting stuff, in my opinion. The book should be out in April or May, so look for it then!