It is one month until my book The Last Messenger of Zitol will be released. I’ve been getting questions from people about the book so I thought it was time to make sure everyone knew what was up. Here is are my best answers to the most frequently asked questions:
I ordered the book a month ago, why hasn’t it come?
Because you are an early bird! The official release date is September 13th. You will probably get the book earlier than that if you pre-ordered it, but probably not until at least Aug 30. (And you can still pre-order! If you order today you will get a 19% discount!)
On Goodreads I see that some people have already read the book and posted reviews. How can that be if the book hasn’t been released yet?
During the editing process I sent out some Advance Readers Copies (ARCs) to a limited number of people to give it an early review. Some of these people I knew, and some were complete strangers. These copies were not proofread yet, and not ready to be seen by a wide audience, but they helped give me an idea of what the response will be to the book. You can check out their reviews on Goodreads here.
Can I order it now?
Yes! click here. It will be delivered around the release date, Sept 13.
What is your target audience?
Anyone who enjoys reading Young Adult fiction. People who will particularly enjoy it are: teenage girls, teenage boys, anyone who has ever been in love, anyone who has looked up at the stars, anyone who has paddled a canoe in the ocean, and anyone who loves chocolate. I would definitely recommend this book for mother/daughter book clubs.
Is this book a sequel to your first book The Cenote?
Nope. But, like The Cenote, this book was inspired by the Aztec and Maya cultures of ancient Mexico. The setting for The Cenote was a small village, but The Last Messenger takes place in a dazzling ancient American city at the pinnacle of its prosperity.
Is this book an allegorical novel like The Cenote?
Yes and no. The main message of this book is a little more obvious than the more covert message of The Cenote, but I love books that take some deciphering, so I included plenty of allegories, metaphors and symbolism for you to savor and mull over.
Tell me what the book is about in one sentence.
This book is a young adult romance/adventure/coming-of-age-story about a girl who is kidnapped and taken away to a faraway city to be sacrificed to the gods.
What point of view is the story told in?
The story is told in 1st person, from the perspective of a selfish prince.
Will there be a party?
Yes! There will be a party/book-signing in September here in Hillsborough, NC. More info TBA.
That is all I can think of for now. Did you have a question I didn’t answer? Ask it in the comments and I will get back with you asap!