I started writing The Rogue Retrieval in 2012. It wasn’t my first novel, but it built upon the most unique idea I’d had yet. Three years later — which seems like a long time, in any world other than publishing — that book was published by Harper Voyager.
It’s a thrilling/terrifying experience to have friends and relatives read your book. I liked it, and my editor liked it, but that’s no guarantee of anything. Fortunately, most people either enjoy The Rogue Retrieval or are polite enough not to say otherwise. Even professional sci-fi/fantasy book reviewers, like the good folks at Galaxy’s Edge magazine, have said nice things about it.
Surprisingly, however, the most common feedback I receive about my book comes in the form of a single question: will there be a sequel?
Today, my friends, I finally have an answer. I’m thrilled to report that I’ve accepted a 2-book offer from Harper Voyager to complete the trilogy.
Quinn Bradley returns to Alissia in February 2017 with The Island Deception. The final volume, The World Awakening, will come out in February 2018. Here’s the official announcement as it appeared in Publisher’s Marketplace this morning:
I’m incredibly grateful to David Pomerico and the team at Harper Voyager who helped make The Rogue Retrieval a success, to my agent Paul Stevens of Donald Maass Literary Agency for negotiating the deal, and to the incredible critique partners (Dannie Morin and Michael Mammay) who help me masquerade as far better a writer than I really am.
Last but not least, I’m grateful to everyone — friends, family, book reviewers, and SF/F fans — who took a chance on my debut novel. Thank you!
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