Prologue and Book Update

Prologue and Book Update

Finishing this book has been an unexpectedly difficult task.  However, it’s almost complete.  I’ve just finished completing Chapter 27 of what I believe will be a 30-chapter book, and quite probably the longest of the three so far, which is one reason for the time it’s taking.

As for a timeline, I will say with some confidence that it won’t be out this fall when I hoped (pretty much stating the obvious at this point).  Once I finish the writing, which I hope will be in a couple of weeks, I will go through a general edit, send it to beta readers, and then a second edit and a third line edit.  Then I send it off to be copy-edited.  That process can take anywhere from a couple of months to many months depending on how much I will need rewrite.  I’m hoping to have a very early release in 2016 of The Temple.

In order to mend any disappointment that may come from those hoping to have a Christmas present in 2015, I have released the Prologue to The Temple.  Let me know what you think.

Prologue – The Temple

Book 3 Update

Two chapters in 3 days!  Things are moving along on schedule.  For those of you who are anxiously awaiting a release date, things are starting to fall into place for a Fall release of The Temple.

An optimistic date would be early October, maybe even September.  A pessimistic date would be early December.  A betting man would say to lean optimistic.

Some thoughts:  By far, this book has the most subplots of the three in the series so far.  Some are new to the book and will be resolved (a murder mystery, for example).  Some are continued from previous books and will be resolved (e.g. Kyria).  Some will continue into the next book (e.g. Miranda Roddick’s past).

And the biggest shocker of the series so far is introduced at the end of book 3…

A Little Teaser

A Little Teaser:

For those patiently waiting for information on The Temple release date, here’s a little something to munch on.  It’s just enough to make you mad as it’s the first draft of the cover art.  More to come…


Based on the process so far, accounting for a few hiccups along the way, I think it’s safe to say that a fall release of The Temple is very realistic.

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Thoughts on Book 3

From Kevin M. Turner:

Welcome back to the land of the living!

For those of you asking about updates to the series, I apologize for the hiatus.  However, rest assured that The Magi Series is still alive and well.  Once I get a clearer picture of the end of the writing process for book 3, I promise to give some estimates on release, but for now, I am unable to guess.  I anticipate an educated guess in the spring.  For now, here are my initial thoughts on the plot of book 3.

Working Title:  THE TEMPLE

Some hints/spoilers:  If you have not read both The Magi and The Sphere, you may not want to read any further.

This book is definitely darker than the previous two.  There are at least 2 characters (from both book 1 and 2) that will not make it through book 3.  The book revolves around finding the last two cubes but will also deal heavily with Elijah’s growing power.  Luther Cain becomes much more of a presence in the lives of the Magi.

I am also becoming more fascinated by Ruth’s character.  Like Becca, she was not an intended character when I plotted this series out a few years ago, but she has more depth than I anticipated, so her role has increased significantly as I’ve written this one.

That’s all for now.  Thank you for all who have been anxiously waiting word of the new book.  I continue to appreciate the kind words and encouragement regarding the series.  Please drop me an email if you have time and want to comment or have any questions/suggestions (yes I welcome those too).