Son of the Black Sword is doing pretty darned good. I was curious how my first foray into epic fantasy would do compared to my regular urban fantasy, but it has been really solid, steady sales for months now. Audio especially has been great. It appears that this is my best reviewed book yet. Plus many of my regular fans were surprised that I could get all literary nuanced and shit.
But anyways, Son of the Black Sword made the LA Times holiday picks:
And it made BuzzFeed’s best of 2015 list:
It is kind of funny. I’ve gone my whole career without hardly ever being mentioned in any of the mainstream review places. That’s been true for most Baen authors. But not this year. Now we’re popping up all over the place. Go figure. 🙂
And Son of the Black Sword was picked as one of the best audiobooks of the year:
http://www.audible.com/mt/Best-of-2015-Fantasy((Holy cats that’s a long link! Written link has been shortened to help mobile users. Just click anywhere in here. Even with these words it’s shorter than that link!- Jack))
So in the fantasy category, my book with a Jim Butcher cover blurb, came in only behind Jim Butcher. Because Jim Butcher wins at life. When notified of this (mostly by me typing CURSE YOU BUTCHER!!! on facebook) Jim told me I need to add a dog, because people love dogs. Note to self. Add dog to next book. This time, don’t have werewolf eat it.