On the sequel to ‘New Fire’

At last, an update on the long-awaited sequel to ‘New Fire’ which was published in October 2012! I can reveal to readers of my blog that ‘Dark Water’ should be available to buy in April this year. That’s right…it’s taken almost 2.5 years to go from a blank sheet of paper to the final draft. I’ll reveal more about ‘Dark Water’ here in the coming weeks, but first, I want to share with you the changes that Owen Benwell has done for me on the cover of ‘New Fire’ which of course is now book one in a series.

Edition 2 of New Fire cover

Two things to note:

  1. Codex One – this is the first codex in the Aztec Elements trilogy
  2. The title on the spine has been rotated through 180 degrees

This is how book one will look in a few weeks time. Naturally the first edition will become highly sought after by collectors! ;-)

2 thoughts on “On the sequel to ‘New Fire’

  1. Hi Phil,

    Great news. Has it really been that long?

    I think you’ve missed a trick though. You should have made “New Fire” Codex Four, “Dark Water” Codex Five, the as yet untitled third book Codex Six, and then you could knock out three inferior prequels claiming they were always planned as part of the story!


    • That’s a clever idea! I wonder how you came up with that, eh? To be honest, I’m wondering how much appetite I have for ‘Codex Three’, let alone three more after that. Maybe I need to take a break from the world of the Aztecs. Research into human sacrifice is attracting too much attention from the law. =-O

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