Pirate Sun audiobook has bonus material
Bought the hardcover? Then you're missing a little hint of what the next novel, The Sunless Countries, holds
In the spirit of the DVD phenomenon, we've created a little easter egg for buyers of the audiobook version of Pirate Sun. There's additional material here that provides clues to the plot and characters in The Sunless Countries, which won't hit store shelves until next August.
Extra paper costs; extra bytes don't. There was some material at the end of Pirate Sun that wasn't absolutely necessary--"good to have" scenes that we ultimately decided slowed the ending of the paper edition. Audiobooks have a different style of pace, though, and a little extra time costs us nothing. It reallly is a lot like DVDs, where the "good to have" scenes not released in the theatrical version are included because, well, they can be.
A lot of people have assumed that I was writing a trilogy--and, in a sense, I have been. Pirate Sun ends the main plotline begun in Sun of Suns, and in that sense completes the story. There remained lots of dangling questions, though, as well as opportunities for setting and adventure that had to remain unexplored in the first three books. Hence, The Sunless Countries.
Virga is a world of infinite possibility. I'm currently writing a set of short stories set there, because there's just too much to say about the place. I love to go there in my imagination, and I know a lot of other people do too. The fun's not over yet.
So if you want a hint of what's to come, pick up the audiobook version of Pirate Sun and enjoy!