The Temple to be Released March 29:
Pre-order information coming soon. Check back here for more updates.
Book 3 Updates:
The Temple is now out of my hands. For a while. For every book in the series, the process after I finish writing goes like this:
1. First Edit
2. Second Edit
3. BETA readers
4. Third Edit (fix problems BETAs bring up)
5. Fourth Edit (Line edit)
6. Fifth Edit (Copy edit)
7. Format and Publish
Right now, we’re at the BETA reader stage. I’ve given away all my copies of the book (isn’t it so pretty?) and as soon as they are finished, things hopefully will go quickly.
For those asking for a date, I can say that if the BETAs don’t find any major problems (fingers crossed) then I’m confident in a late January/early February release date. Once I get a good amount of information back from them, I will release an official date.
For now, I will give you a few teasers:
1. The Temple is officially longer than The Sphere at this point. The Sphere was 475 Word Doc pages. This one is 508. Things could change between now and the published copy.
2. There are officially 3 characters that are in both The Magi and The Sphere that do not survive The Temple. (I’ve been in mourning a lot writing this one).
3. Savenridge goes through a rather big transformation during the story.
4. Places visited: Edinburgh, Scotland; New Zealand; Chile.
5. The chapters in this book are smaller than they have been in the previous two. There are 31 total chapters (not including the Prologue and the Bridge).
That’ll have to do for now. Remember to read the Prologue and check back for more released chapters.
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. email@example.com
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). firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sphere in Print to be Delayed…
First and foremost, apologies must go out to all who were expecting a print book of The Sphere to be available tomorrow. While it’s still possible Amazon could have it up tomorrow to go with the e-book, it is looking less and less likely. kevinmturner.com will post the minute it goes live.
When will it be up? At this point, that all depends on Amazon. It’s possible it could be up tomorrow and up to a few days after at the worst.
To help tide over some impatient readers, attached at the bottom of this post is a pdf copy of the first 3 chapters of The Sphere. If you find yourself needing more after this, and the book still is not up on Amazon, I will send you an additional 3 chapters (up to chapter 6 in all) upon personal request. You can email @ email@example.com for additional chapters. Hopefully this will be enough to tide you over during the delay.