The Pealsong Refounding fantasy trilogy by Michael Warden. Gideon's Dawn, The Waymaker, The Word Within.

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Big Announcement: Book 3 Will Be Blogged!

5 comments | Posted: Book-Update, by Michael D. Warden

You heard right! I’ve decided to post the entire 3rd book of The Pearlsong Refounding right here on this blog, uploading a new entry week by week, as it is being written!

If you’ve read the first two installments— Gideon’s Dawn, and Waymaker—then I know you’re as anxious as I am to see the third and final book of the trilogy— The Word Within—completed and published. And I will certainly still publish the book, when it is complete.

But I’ve decided to take it one step farther, and actually publish the book online as it’s being written as well. That way, anyone who doesn’t want to wait for the 3rd book to be published in book form can read it right here, right along with me as I create it.

Of course, this endeavor comes with a few warnings, and an invitation. First, the warnings:

  • Since the online version of the book is a work in progress, you read at your own risk! It’s likely I will go back to sections I’ve posted and recraft them for various reasons. I may even delete or add new scenes altogether. Which leads me to this:
  • While the book will be mostly written chronologically, there will likely be times when I will post a scene that actually goes in an earlier part of the narrative. This sometimes happens when in later scenes I realize I need to tell more of the story leading up to it.
  • As the online version is a DRAFT, you can expect some crappy verbage, ill-timed phrases, and misspelled words (maybe lots of misspelled words). So please, set your expectations accordingly. :)

Finally, an invitation:

  • Help me write it! When you read a section, leave a comment to let me know what you think. What do you like? What do you love? What doesn’t make sense? What holes remain? What do want more of or less of from the characters? Any feedback at all is appreciated. I’ve been writing for years, and in this arena of life, I have a pretty thick skin. I welcome honest critique.

I will alert you every time a new installment has been uploaded if you follow me on Twitter. I’ll also post a link to the novel blog on my regular blog site, which you can subscribe to have it delivered to your email inbox.

Thanks, all. You’ll find the first installment of The Word Within in the blog entry following this one.

Bobby Joe Osborne Says:

When Ajel is speaking Dei’lo, what language is he really speaking? how can one translate what he is really saying, just curious. I think your books are great, I think they would make a great movie.

Marti Switzler Says:

I am SO glad you are working on the third book, but I’m waiting for the completed copy to hold in my hand, get in my cozy reading spot, and enjoy turning the pages as I follow the further ezploits of the characters within.

Allen D. Fowlkes Says:

I am so glad you have started writing the third book. I have been waiting patiently for it. I haven’t been to this blog in a while, and I have a lot to catch up on. I really enjoyed the first two books-the second set of Christian fantasy I have read, since “The Singreale Chronicles” from Calvin Miller. I might or might not read as you write here. I will try to be be patient until the full book comes out, maybe…

Patti Says:

More… please….

Susan Says:

I am wondering if Stevron is actually Aybel’s brother?

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Michael D. Warden has been working professionally as a writer and editor since 1989. After several years as Managing Editor for a large publishing house in Colorado, he stepped into the adventure of writing full time. In addition to his fantasy trilogy The Pearlsong Refounding, he has written several non-fiction books, and contributed to more than 150 other books and magazines.

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