UPCOMING: Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

Lisa SF
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October 4th, 2016, 4:36 pm #1

According to Outlandish Observations, Diana is publishing a collection of stories in 2017. The collection is called Seven Stones, and will include 5 previously published stories plus two new ones. The contents will include:
Outlandish Observations wrote: "The Custom of the Army" (originally published in 2010)
"A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows" (originally publishe in 2010)
"A Plague of Zombies" (originally published in 2011)
"The Space Between" (originally published in 2012)
"Virgins" (originally published in 2013)
"A Fugitive Green" (new story about Hal and Minnie in 1744)
"Besieged" (new story about Lord John and his mother Benedicta)
You can read the full blog post here.
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audiobooklover
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October 4th, 2016, 4:59 pm #2

Cool! Thanks for the info Lisa.

So it's basically an American version of Trail of Fire, plus Virgins and a couple of new things. I have ToF, but I know I'll want to get the new stories, so I'll undoubtedly be getting this too.
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October 4th, 2016, 11:34 pm #3

Sigh. Which means a long wait until the individual releases of the new stories. I'm not a fan of anthologies. I do not as a habit buy books that include stories that I have already purchased previously, or a bunch of stories by other authors that I have no interest in. I waited what seemed like forever until Virgins was available as a standalone.
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October 5th, 2016, 1:00 am #4

Great! I have A Trail of Fire, which I love because it's all DG. I had Dangerous Women but I think I lent it out and it wasn't returned because I haven't seen it in months. So, I need Virgins again, in print, and would rather not have it in an anthology with other authors, again. This is perfect for me. Looking forward to new stories about Minnie and Benedicta. They're my favorite characters in the LJ books.
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Lisa SF
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October 5th, 2016, 2:09 am #5

I'm excited about this too. I have all the standalone ebooks, but I really love my copy of Trail of Fire too, and I'll be happy to have another DG-only anthology for my shelves. :) And a story about Benedicta? Awesome.
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October 15th, 2016, 10:58 pm #6

Sounds like a great collection, even though I already have the Trail of Fire, too!
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Lisa SF
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November 21st, 2016, 3:21 pm #7

Diana posted more about the upcoming collection (Seven Stones to Stand or Fall), which now has a cover and a release date -- June 27, 2017!
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDianaGab ... 15619472:0

As of now, Amazon has the preorder link available for the Kindle edition. Diana says there will be a hardcover edition, but it's not listed on Amazon yet as the cover art isn't done yet.
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Suec
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November 21st, 2016, 3:34 pm #8

She also confirmed unfortunately that the next big book won't be completed in 2017.
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November 21st, 2016, 6:08 pm #9

:cry: I was really hoping that we would get a big book to read for next summer...oh well...it will have to do!
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November 22nd, 2016, 3:37 pm #10

Actually a little relieved that we *won't* have a big book so soon! I'm only as far as Drums, and haven't read any of the LJ books or others... how nice it would be to be TOTALLY caught up by the time book 9 comes out, and be able to discuss with everyone in 'real time' instead of playing catch-up here and posting years after everyone else!!! :Melissa:

CorrieO
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November 22nd, 2016, 3:52 pm #11

It will be great to read some new stories, but I'm not a fan of a collection that includes stories I already have. I hope my library buys this book.
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November 22nd, 2016, 5:46 pm #12

Will the new ones be published as stand alone ebooks?
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November 23rd, 2016, 5:15 pm #13

Lucky you, Corrie! You're not waiting...! We had to wait five years for MOBY!
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November 23rd, 2016, 6:31 pm #14

LOL Zahia. I was that way with Stephen King's Dark Tower series... came into it around the time Book 3 was published and had to wait a long time for the next 4 of the series!
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Lisa SF
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November 26th, 2016, 5:58 pm #15

The hardcover of Seven Stones To Stand or Fall is now available for preorder. Amazon has it listed at $30 right now, although the price is likely to fall by the time it's available. The length is 448 pages, and the release date is listed as June 27, 2017. I like the cover!

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