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Justin Travis Call

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Justin Call graduated from Harvard University in 2012 with an ALM in Literature and Creative Writing. He has studied fantasy literature for almost two decades and is the author of Master of Sorrows, Book 1 of The Silent Gods tetralogy. Justin is also the CEO of Broomstick Monkey Games and co-designer of the games Imperial Harvest, Royal Strawberries, Royal Scum, and 8 Kingdoms. He currently lives in Park City, Utah with his wife, his two sons, his Great Dane (Pippa) and his St. Bernard-Mastiff (Herbie).

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Justin Travis Call An excellent question! Master Artificer (The Silent Gods, Book 2) will be released early in the Spring of 2021. There are two reasons for this. First,…moreAn excellent question! Master Artificer (The Silent Gods, Book 2) will be released early in the Spring of 2021. There are two reasons for this. First, the US book launch for Master of Sorrows (book 1) was in February 2021, so it would have been odd to release book 2 at the same time in the UK. Second, Master Artificer is considerably longer than Master of Sorrows, so it has taken longer to write (900 pages versus 600 pages). Pushing back the UK release date gave me more time to write the book and allowed the US publisher to catch up with the UK publishing schedule.

Given that, here are our projected dates for the series:

February 2019 - UK release for Book 1
February 2020 - US release for Book 1
February 2021 - US/UK release for Book 2
February 2022 - US/UK release for Book 3
February 2023 - US/UK release for Book 4

That's the best I can estimate given what I have planned for the books and what I know about the publishing process.(less)
Justin Travis Call TL;DR - I adore Peter Kenny.

You couldn't ask for a better narrator than Peter. He contacted me shortly after getting the gig (I had picked him out of …more
TL;DR - I adore Peter Kenny.

You couldn't ask for a better narrator than Peter. He contacted me shortly after getting the gig (I had picked him out of a stable of other very talented authors based on his competence and talent in previous novels that had a similar tone, plus he has amazing breadth and variety in his voices). We talked about pronunciation for the characters and places in the book, which he dutifully wrote down in the notebook he keeps for each of the projects he works on. I also recorded me speaking the names in various accents so as to give him an idea of what I expected they would sound like in American, English, Scottish, etc ... and Peter took it from there! He's an amazingly talented voice artist and narrator, but he's also an immensely kind person with a tremendous work ethic. He was also able to record the entire book in just two weeks (which is incredible to me).

This past summer (August 2019), I had the good fortune of getting to see Peter on my way through London as I made my way to WorldCon Dublin. We had lunch together and chatted about many, many things (some book related, some not), and I was amazed by how unfailingly gracious, polite, and generous he was. It would be difficult to find another person that is quite so noble, earnest, or sincere, let alone one who is also mega-talented (as he is). In fact, I had such a good time meeting Peter than I introduced him to my family (who had also been traveling with me) and we scheduled time for another short lunch on my way back to the US. Both meals were excellent (made more so by the company), and it helped me develop a close relationship with Peter that I look forward to nurturing over the course of this longer series (and many others).(less)
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Headed to the UK!

Just a few more days and I'll be off to visit London and Dublin. For the first part of my trip, I had planned to attend Gollancz Fest, but that got shifted to October of this year so I've had to make some small adjustments to my schedule.

The Good News: I get to see more of London with my family.
The Bad News: I get to see less fans before WorldCon.

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Justin Call is 47% done with We Are The Dead: Still very excellent. Tinnstra has found a piece of her courage and the various POVs are being woven together into a tight knot. The writing still feels like an appealing blend of Brandon Sanderson and Mark Lawrence (both good things). :)
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