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More on Concept

Last time I asked you to blurb your book. To state what your book is about in a sentence.

Hard, isn’t it?

I said that on the basis of that sentence you may prick the interest of a publisher; it will tell him something of how to position your book. It will inform your cover art. Even more, it will keep you on track for the months you’ll be writing.

I didn’t get any takers on trying to figure out the concept for Prince of Storms–Book Four of The Entire and The Rose–from the cover art. But here it is: A soldier is offered a kingship he despises but cannot refuse.

Now look again at the cover; it’s all there, I think. Note the throne on the left. It is abandoned and the sword is laid down. The stairs the king must mount are confining, leading to a leaden throne. It is undoubtedly a seat of power. But it is also a prison. The soldier gazes out on the wide land, yearning for something. The fighting is not done; he still wears his armor. But he doesn’t want the spoils. Read More…

Prince of Storms Out Early in Paperback

Pleased to announce that the concluding volume of The Entire and The Rose in trade paper is shipping early, on July 1st!  I’ll consider it a birthday gift for my next-day Queen of Everything celebration.

Pyr delivers a gorgeous cover with slightly different color treatment than the hardcover. I am thrilled with this brooding, dramatic and perfectly captured moment. Undying thanks to Stephan Martiniere for his care with my four-book series and for his genius.

From the reviewers:

Prince of Storms is the perfect conclusion to what could well be one of the most ambitious and fascinating ongoing scifi series out there. Highly recommended. . .” –Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist

“One of the most captivating multi-universe, multi-cultural settings in science fiction history.” –Greg L. Johnson, SF Site

See Kay’s interview with on the series.

More information on the series.


Signed copies. (hardcover, trade paper and Kindle editions) (all four books now available in audio editions)

Prince of Storms review: “One of the most captivating multi-cultural settings in SF history.” –SF Site

Wow, a stellar review of Prince of Storms from SF Site. I know that I don’t get to believe all this (since I don’t believe my bad reviews!) but here goes:

From the SF Site review:

. . . . Titus’ desire, and need to save, protect, reconcile with, and love the women in his life, and the tragedy of his too often failures to do so, pervades the decisions Titus makes throughout the series. Those relationships also guarantee that no matter how grand the scheme of Kay Kenyon’s creation becomes, the story remains grounded in human concerns. The fate of two universes may be at stake, but the true tragedy lies in the fate of the people, human and otherwise, who live there.

When Bright of the Sky, the first novel in The Entire and the Rose appeared, comparisons were quickly made between Kenyon’s Bright, Larry Niven’s Ringworld, and Philip José Farmer’s Riverworld. With the publication of Prince of Storms, it’s just as easy to make comparisons to C.J. Cherryh’s many novels dealing with the relationships of power in society, and to Frank Herbert’s examination in Dune of the dangers inherent in trying to control the future. That’s pretty rarified company, and in the case of The Entire and the Rose completely deserved. With The Entire and the Rose, Kay Kenyon has crafted one of the most captivating multi-universe, multi-cultural settings in science fiction history, and used it tell a story of tragedy and loss, of decisions made and regretted, sacrifices made, and an ultimate re-birth and renewal. It’s a grand theme that more than matches its brilliant setting, and that makes The Entire and the Rose a landmark science fiction series of the twenty-first century, one that deserves a place on the bookshelf of science fiction readers everywhere.

–Greg L. Johnson, SF Site