Secret Excerpt from Warrior of the Wind!
Hello and welcome to the 2023 season of After Five! As promised, each month will see two standard letters: one early in the month for announcements, Q&A essay & roundup (which is what this letter is), and one guest feature later in the month. Intermittently, there will be special letters as situations arise.
This is a section of the first letter of the year (which was available to subscribers only).
Warrior of the Wind release date announcement & secret sample!
As promised in my yearly recap, I will soon be publicly announcing the release date for Warrior of the Wind, as well as two more gifts/surprises. I will precisely do so at 12PM EST on Wednesday January 18, as evidenced by this post.
As usual, because you are loyal and wonderful subscribers, you get early access to 2/3 of those details before they go public. I’m leaving out the last one so you still have something to look forward to and be excited about on announcement day. Here goes.
Your first gift: Warrior of the Wind will be released on NOVEMBER 21, 2023.
It will release in the US & North America (including Canada) on Tuesday November 21, and in the UK & Commonwealth (including countries that ship from the UK, e.g. many South, East and West African countries, as well as all around Europe) on Thursday November 23. Same week, just 2 days apart.
By “released,” I mean it should be available on shelves in physical or online bookstores to buy (in print, e-book and audiobook). Those who have pre-ordered may get it earlier, depending on where you place your order. Also, your local bookstore also may/may not stock it immediately due to anything from shipping delays to internal issues, but if you place an order after release day, the book is 100% sure to be available for them to ship into the bookstore for you.
Your second gift: a SECRET SAMPLE from Warrior of the Wind, exclusive only to subscribers of this newsletter.
Current newsletter subscribers get an early peek into this book before my announcement next week. This excerpt is only available for a limited time via a secret page on my website (accessible only with a password). My hope is that you will consume this excerpt now, and your interest in this book will grow, and it will turn you into the ambassadors of The Nameless Republic that I hope you can come to be.
The password is whudasha (no caps). Enjoy! And if there’s something you’d like to gush about after reading, come by our private Discord channel and gush about it.
PS: I’m sure it goes without saying that these details are not to be shared or leaked beyond this newsletter? I’m trusting you on this one. Honor system. Don’t fail me now.