Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thraxas, Hobbits, Exhausting Debauchery

As Thraxas and the Sorcerers arrived in shops, or rather, at ebook distributors, I lay on the couch, watching The Hobbit. Various thoughts floated though my head -  I'm enjoying this film - I wish someone would bring me a cup of tea - Where did I put my comfy slippers?- Could you really have eagles that big? - What else can I steal from Tolkien? - that sort of thing. So, I've now seen the Hobbit, long after everyone else, as always. Good film, though making the book into a trilogy seems to be pushing it a bit. But I will no doubt watch the next two just as keenly. I have always loved the Hobbit. When I first read it, there would have seemed no prospect that it would ever be made into a film.

So. Thraxas and the Sorcerers now available for sale, meaning that six Thraxas ebooks have now appeared since December. Which is a good effort by anyone's standards, and I have no hesitation in heartily congratulating myself for getting this done. There are now only three left to publish, and they will be out soon, making the full set available as ebooks, including the new one, Thraxas and the Ice Dragon.

Thraxas and the Sorcerers on sale here - 
Kindle (US), Kindle (UK), iTunes, Kobo

The ebook publishing has been going very well, though it has left me quite weary. I am obliged, as a member of the Ancient Secret Society of Lascivious Authors, to host a debauched sex party whenever I have a book released. Of course, this is usually only once every couple of years. But with the rapid re-issuing of all my Thraxas books, the sex parties have been much more frequent. So with the energetic young models pouring into my modest flat and partying through the night, re-enactments of 100 days of Sodom being staged in the kitchen and so on, well, I'm becoming quite fatigued. I'll be pleased when it's over.


  1. I agree with you that The Hobbit was good, but I still think that stretching it out to 3 films is well... a stretch. I mean, if you can do The Lord of the Rings as 3 films, and that actually covers three books, you'd think there'd be a way to make a much simpler book like the Hobbit into just one film,possibly two. But then again I'm not Peter Jackson and that's why I don't get paid bajillions of dollars to make these movies I suppose.

    Sorry to hear the debauchery is taking it's toll. If you need a stand-in, I'm willing to help out for the simple cost of a round-trip ticket to England. Just throwing that out there, because I'm helpful that way.

  2. My invitation (engraved of course) to the debauched sex parties must have gone astray in the mails. Hmmph.

  3. Anonymous6:11 pm

    Just to cheer you, my 81 year old mother (ex literature teacher) regards the good fairies of new york as one of her favourite books. as do I

  4. Anonymous6:34 pm

    I'm really happy about the thraxas coming out in ebook. For some reason there are a couple that i could never get here in Canada, though I have all the rest I'm looking forward to finally getting the ones I could never find without paying 200 bucks on amazon! awesome. enjoy your debauchery! you've certainly earned it!