As the days of December rush past, I'm beginning to believe The Soul Mirror is on its way to release. I'm setting up launch events (check the website if you're anywhere near Colorado this coming January.) And I'm starting to see reviews. Publisher's Weekly gives it a starred review, saying:
Berg refreshes and reinvigorates the familiar trappings of epic fantasy, shaping a novel that rings true both linguistically and imaginatively. This is one to savor.
Needless to say I'm delighted with that. Many authors claim reviews shouldn't matter, but of course they do!
You can find the opening chapter at Soul Mirror Opening on my website.
So what else goes on in the month before release?
- Distributing fliers and postcards to bookstores (I've been slack on this).
- Giving away ARCS and copies - see the website for details.
- Scheduling conventions and appearances for all of next year.
And most importantly, writing the next book, the third and last in the Collegia Magica series: The Daemon Prism.