With the monstrous success in the past decade or so, is it so surprising that authors are working to get movie deals? This brings a wonderful opportunity to new artists. It proves that the literary world is not dead. It takes a special kind of author to be able to handle this though. Recently, I have seen an IMDB page for “The Warded Man” which is based off a novel series called “the Demon Cycle” by Peter V Brett. You will be getting a review of the first book of the Demon Cycle in the coming days. I’ll just say right off the bat, it’s a great read. My hope is that Mr. Brett can handle the multimedia world, the same way that Brandon Sanderson has. If you don’t already know, Mr. Sanderson is involved in “Infinity Blade”. It is a book and video game that work great together. I do recommend that you take a look any time you see Brandon Sanderson connected to it.
So what’s the danger in working on media deals? Let’s take a look at a couple authors who have not done it right. I want to say, these writers are great and I love their books. I have great respect for them, but George RR Martin and David Farland (Wolverton) seem to have let the work towards media deals get in the way of their writing. Mr. Martin is well known for the amount of time it takes for him to complete a novel, which is so hard on “A Song of Ice and Fire” fanatics. Don’t get me wrong, he has paved the way for fantasy fiction authors to move into pop-culture, but can we get through the series with you as the author? Mr. Farland had been on a good run of releasing “Runelords” novels. Now that the ninth and final book in the series has come up, he seems more interested in a movie deal and other multimedia dreams than finishing his novel. To be fair, his son was in a terrible longboard accident a few years back. I truly feel for him and his family, but the book should have been done by that time. As you have seen, I have been in contact with David Farland and I have full faith that the ninth novel will be as brilliant as we have come to expect from his amazing writing style.
So what am I saying about writers trying to move beyond the pages? I’m saying that they should go for it! But when they do go all out, don’t forget the fans who have made them a household name. I have full faith that my favorite series will continue and be finished, even if there is a slight delay in their releases. Keep writing those great novels and turning them into other media authors out there!
Hey there everyone. I have some great news for you. A Tale of Tales, book 9 of the Runelords series, is coming along nicely. I just had the pleasure of an email from David stating that he is finally pleased with the way the story is coming. It sounds like he is hard at work, making sure that the finale will be everything that his fans are looking for. There should be more updates from him and I will make sure to pass those along. If you have not done so already, make sure you read books 1 through 8. You will thank me for it later. To stay updated on the possible movie and voice your opinion, check out runelordsmovie.com,. There are a lot of great contests going on and a section to vote for who you want to star in it. It is truly great to see such a successful author who cares enough to email back his fans!
Hey Interweb! I’m sorry for my disappearance. I hope you all can forgive me. There has been so much going on lately. But enough about that. Here is an update on what we have been waiting for. No, I have not heard anything about the contest yet:( Hopefully I do by the end of May though. Like I said. “If I don’t win, I will post the story on here for you all to enjoy!” Also, there has been no word from Mr. Farland about Runelords Book 9. I am keeping my eyes open for any hints. I am sure he will put the word out to create some buzz. Oh yeah, Game of Thrones is back!!!!! I will be getting a review on the beginning of season two in the next couple days. Let’s hope life slows down a little bit in the coming months so I can keep you all informed and entertained. God, it’s good to be back.
So, as you may know by now. I’m a big David Farland fan. This morning I even got the chance to have a conversation with him over Twitter. With that said, here is some great news. David told me that
February is dedicated to one thing only–finishing off the Runelords series.
After almost three years of waiting for the end of the series, I am hopeful to see it in the fall. With the book release could also come a book tour. Hopefully that will bring him to the Chicagoland area, as he hopes to expand his audience in the eastern half of the country. If you have not read the series yet, I suggest you start as a movie may be in the works. Also in the belt line is a video game, which David was speaking with a designer in Vegas earlier this month. None of these are definite yet, but let’s keep the faith here.
David recently released another book called nightingale. He is currently planning the book tour for that and I will keep you posted. Hopefully my dialogue with him continues so I can give you the latest information.
P.S. like I said, do yourself a favor and read this series. You will be glad you did.