Trevor H. Cooley Author of the Bowl of Souls Series.

November Bowl of Souls update

Hey, folks. It has been a while since my last post, mainly because I haven’t had a lot of post-worthy news to give.

Still, some cool things are going on and I would like to share. First of all, book sales have been really good since the release of Mother of the Moonrat. We sold nearly 11,000 books worldwide in October. It was my biggest month ever and a huge relief since this is now the only source of income for my family. Reviews have been great so far.

Tarah Woodblade is on schedule for release late December or early January. I also hope to announce the release of an omnibus edition of the Moonrat Saga some time between now and then. That will include books 1-5 and Hilt’s Pride.

In regards to Tarah Woodblade, I thought I should answer some questions I have seen on Amazon’s forums and elsewhere.

Q: Is Tarah Woodblade the beginning of a new series?

A: Yes. Tarah Woodblade is the first book of a new Bowl of Souls series that we are tentatively calling: “The Jharro Grove Saga”. (I say tentatively because my wife/editor and I are still debating the name.) This first book introduces some new characters and key villains for this series, but also stars some of your favorites from the first series.

Q: Does this take place in the future or involve the (now grown) twins?

A: Tarah Woodblade takes place in the aftermath of the war, basically three months after Mother of the Moonrat. The series may feature the twins in some manner, but they are babies.

Q: Are we dropping the story of Justan and Jhonate or will we gloss it over?

A: Justan and his bonded get book one of the series off, but return in book two, which will take place one year after Mother of the Moonrat and will feature Justan and Jhonate’s journey to Malaroo to meet her father. The events in Tarah Woodblade are the starting point of the series and she will be an important figure from here on, but Justan and CO are still the heart of the Bowl of Souls series and will remain so.

I hope that answers your questions without being too spoilery. Feel free to ask more in the comment section below. For spoilery bits, you may want to use the Contact Page.

One last thing. I have received inquiries regarding the Universal Card deck used to play the Game of Elements. If you are interested in a deck or decks, feel free to contact my father at wanaco.inc@gmail.com. Decks are $5.00 each within the continental US, but will be more if shipped out of the country. He can work out the details with you.

Thanks!

Trevor

10 Thoughts on “November Bowl of Souls update

  1. How very exciting and I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to reading the continued story about Justan and Jhonate – I think that will be your most successful series and I hope it contains many details about their relationship and (hopefully) life together.

  2. Ken Morris on November 7, 2013 at 6:35 AM said:

    I’m really excited for this new series! I am such a big fan of Bowl of Souls and have recommended it to all my fantasy-reading friends. Keep up the great work Trevor!

  3. Andrea on December 4, 2013 at 7:56 PM said:

    I really enjoyed this series, it was a great escape while I was healing from being hit by a car (no lasting damage,yay). This was much more fun than watching anything on TV. Thank you for letting us into your well thought out and imaginative world! Can’t wait for the next book.

    • Thanks, Andrea. I’m glad you have recovered and happy that my books could in some way help you get through it. Reading is the way I get through painful times so that means a lot to me.

      I know you’ll love Tarah Woodblade.

  4. Was so pleased to hear your going to continue on with the other characters, some i felt we had only just started to get to explore. I am really enjoying the books and will buy any future installments if they keep coming as in excited to see what happens, so well done in sucking me in!

    • Thanks, tecoxxy. I’m glad you’re enjoying the series. There is still so much to tell with all your favorites.Btw, who it’s your favorite character?

      • That’s a hard question, if anything i really enjoy the variety in the characters and the group as a whole. Its great knowing they are all in different situations or could interact depending upto which path the story heads. Edge ties them all really well together for me, i see him as the ‘hero’, with too good to be true traits in his hard work and bravery etc but you always get to see his internal struggles and how his perspective changes as he learns things, its great he can be the fool. For me a book should remember that its choosing to tell the remarkable stories and so i really enjoy that fate (in this case that might be you) has given edge a lot of interesting adventures and hasn’t tried to pretend he isn’t anything special. He clearly is, he has an ogre! I love that, it really gives life and excitement to the story. to say the other characters just add depth to edges story is a grosse understatement, they are vital, but i am just glad that he is a central character. Id like this series i am sure if he wasn’t, and that’s a statement about how much i like the others, but i am happy he is. I could go on but i fear i have already let my fingers get carried away and written an essay, to save putting in a contents page and chapters for this comment i shall conclude with my congratulations on the books

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