A World Too Near Arrives!

Thrilled to announce that A World Too Near is now in stock at Amazon! (And signed copies can be shipped from A Book For All Seasons.) A World Too Near is Book Two of the series that began with Bright of the Sky. It has received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and was described by Booklist as a story of “Intense action,” with the world “a vibrant, fascinating place.”

A peek at the plot: Titus Quinn is chased by his past. He’s done things people hate him for. (Those of you who’ve read Book One know what I mean.) In A World Too Near he comes back to The Entire–a place of terror and wonder–a universe that tunnels through our own. He wants to redeem himself, but what he’ll be asked to do cannot be done: to bring down the ancient fortress of Ahnenhoon. After all, it was built by the masters of the universe. And someone he loves dearly is held captive there. He has to choose. The dilemma is enough to make you believe in the Miserable God of the Entire. But Titus does win a prize. It’s just not the one he was expecting.

To start at the beginning of the series, Bright of the Sky is now available in trade paper format.

9 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait…

    …to get my hands on this one. I’m thinking I may need a box set, at this point! -darkwing

  2. Kay says:

    Re: I can’t wait…

    Boxed set, I love it–but my God, it would weigh 100 pounds.

  3. Anonymous says:


    So glad to see the next chapter is out!


  4. Fantastic!

    REALLY looking forward to this! I pre-ordered it from Amazon a month ago and will clear out the rest of my reading list to make room for it.

  5. rhodric says:

    i’m completely floored. For some reason I thought it wasn’t due out til march 18th. Darn you guys for catching me flat footed!! Guess i need o place an order now. ^^


    p.s. Kay, what exactly isn’t real? The title of your blog has been gnawing at my psyche for oh, the last 10 minutes or so. ^^

  6. Kay says:

    Yeah, the book got in earlier than I expected, too!

    As for blog title, it sort of refers to two things:
    1. Novels and stories are fiction, not reality. (Thank God.)
    2. Blogging creates a self, it doesn’t reveal the self. As fun as it is, it just ain’t real.
    None of which is to say I don’t value fiction and the blogosphere. But it’s fun to consider how we mold perceptions with both.

    I could have called Making It Up — um, is that better?

  7. Kay says:

    Re: Fantastic!

    Great, Kennedy! Hope your project is going well. Drop me a line sometime and let me know how you decided to handle those writing issues.

  8. Re: Fantastic!

    Hi, Kay –

    Thanks for remembering, and for asking. My project is out on submission to a number of agencies right now — including Donald Maass, which would really be too much to hope for. I’ve had a few bites, some constructive rejections, and some generic ones, too. A partial is at JABberwocky right now.

    I keep feeling tugs to continue working on it or its prequel, but I really need to work on the unrelated story that I plan to develop at Dave Wolverton/David Farland’s workshop this spring. Gotta have something else in the works in case the last effort goes nowhere, and I could use a mental break from those characters anyway. Some of them can be awfully dramatic.

    Thanks again for being so accessible, and best wishes for a strong launch of A WORLD TOO NEAR.


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