An announcement about The Iamos Trilogy (sort of)
I posted about this on Twitter today, but I want to post about it everywhere so everyone sees it (this should push to Goodreads and Amazon, too, so hi everyone!): there’s a bit of a restructuring going on with The Iamos Trilogy. Well, not really, but I just wanted to get everyone’s attention about this now so you’re not like WTF when New World comes out.
If you’re here, then you’re probably aware that there is one novel (Fourth World) and one novella (Different Worlds) available in The Iamos Trilogy right now. I think (based on sales and what I’ve seen people say online) that most people were thinking they were going to skip Different Worlds and only read the main books in the trilogy, or read Different Worlds at the end. I had originally intended to structure the series to accommodate this, but I’m getting to the stage in the series where I’m able to step back, look at the whole overarching plot, and realize: I don’t think you can get by without reading Different Worlds before New World. I’ve tried my damnedest, but just too much goes on in Different Worlds for me to just summarize or skirt around. I think it’s easier and will flow much better for readers if, instead of wasting your time even bothering with that, I just put a big flashing banner up that says
READ DIFFERENT WORLDS BEFORE YOU READ NEW WORLD!!!
So, consider this that. I’m also going to put a note in the front of New World, and I’m going to rearrange the series on Amazon and elsewhere so that it’s obvious to new readers the order you need to go in.
For those of you who have been looking forward to New World, we’ve still got a couple months (is this my official announcement that I decided to go with the July release date?) so if you haven’t bought/read Different Worlds yet, you still have time. To make it easier on you, I’ve lowered the price on DW to just $0.99! It’s still processing at most retailers, but as of right now the discounted price is live at Gumroad and Google Play.
So, to review, this is the order you need to read The Iamos “Trilogy” in:
Fourth World -> Different Worlds -> New World -> One World
- Fourth World (novel) is narrated by Isaak and Nadin
- Different Worlds (novella) is narrated by Henry and Tamara
- New World (novel) is narrated by Isaak and Nadin
- One World (novel) will be narrated by Isaak and Nadin AND Henry and Tamara
I’m not planning on changing the covers or anything at this time. Different Worlds is still a novella, so I think it works to just say: read the novella in between the first and second books. That should be sufficient, I hope.