Sanctuary Series

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The world of Arkaria is a dangerous place, filled with dragons, titans, goblins and other dangers. Those who live in this world are faced with two choices: live an ordinary life or become an adventurer and seek the extraordinary. 

Cyrus Davidon leads a small guild in the human capital of Reikonos. Caught in an untenable situation, facing death in the den of a dragon, they are saved by the brave fighters of Sanctuary who offer an invitation filled with the promise of greater adventure. Soon Cyrus is embroiled in a mystery - someone is stealing weapons of nearly unlimited power for an unknown purpose, and Sanctuary may be the only thing that stands between the world of Arkaria and total destruction.

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Master (Volume Five)
Fated in Darkness (Volume 5.5)
Warlord (Volume Six)
Heretic (Volume Seven)
Legend (Volume Eight)
Ghosts of Sanctuary (Volume Nine)
Call of the Hero (Volume Ten)* - Coming Late 2018!



ASHES OF LUUKESSIA TRILOGY
(Co-authored with Michael Winstone)

A Haven in Ash: Ashes of Luukessia, Volume One
A Respite From Storms: Ashes of Luukessia, Volume Two
A Home in the Hills: Ashes of Luukessia, Volume Three* - Coming Late 2018!
 
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DISCUSSION FORUM

WARNING: SPOILERS AND SPECULATION BELOW! DO NOT PROCEED BEYOND THIS POINT UNLESS YOU'VE READ UP TO THE MOST RECENT SANCTUARY RELEASE - OR IN THIS CASE, A RESPITE FROM STORMS and GHOSTS OF SANCTUARY!

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Rules for discussion page:

1. Be courteous. No name calling, no nastiness.

2. This page will be culled every 30 days or so for ease of reading. Older posts may be deleted at any time, but I'll try and leave them up as long as possible. If someone asks a really awesome question (subject to staff opinion on what makes up a "really awesome question") then it may stay.

Discuss, question and speculate away!


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  1. I know earlier you mentioned you were at a time where you purely wanted to be productive. I have to ask though whether it would be possible to draw the known 'trees' of magic mentioned in your books to get an idea for how they are interlinked (e.g. necromancy and dark knights both use some form of the soul drain spell)?
    Nathan

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    1. No, I can't do that. I'd actually have to go back and reread the entire Sanctuary Series from the beginning in order to create that list of spells and remember how they overlap, and there's way I can do that at present. I just reread most of the books last year, reading them again so soon = NOPE.

      Actually, here's a handy cheat sheet for asking me for things-

      Is it going to take Robert's time? Yes------> NOPE
      No-------> Maybe, depending on what it is.

      Is this a somewhat arcane piece of information?
      YES-------->Robert might not remember this, he's presently engaged in story creation for seven different universes or something like that.
      NO------>He still might not remember, see above. I also putatively need to remember other important information, too, like my anniversary and wife's birthday, etc.

      I'd add more to this, but I gotta go finish writing my words on Sienna for the day.

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    2. Does it make Robert mad when people fish for spoilers?
      ;)
      Nathan

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    3. Not really. How forthcoming I am on any such occasion is probably a function of how much I think it will spoil or how trivial it is, along with what mood I'm in at the time.

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  2. Mr. Crane,

    I really enjoyed the Sanctuary series and I have absolutely loved both of the "Ashes" books. Thank you for expanding their world.

    After reading "Respite" I thought I would give some of Michael Winstone's other works a try while I waited for May 4th to arrive (love what you have done with Sienna, BTW). I know you said that wasn't his real name but I figured it was his real writing name. It appears that I figured wrong as I can find no other works by Mr. Winstone.

    So the question becomes why the secrecy?

    Thank you.

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    1. It's kind of a long story, but the short answer is there is no Michael Winstone. I mean, I'm sure there's someone named that out there somewhere, but in this case it's a shield because a) my co-author didn't really want to be known (for reasons of their own) and b) for me it's kind a branding thing - i.e. if you see me writing with Michael Winstone, you'll know it's going to be a high fantasy book. As opposed to my books with Lauren Harper, which are urban fantasy.

      Anyway, in this case the co-author doesn't want to be known for their own reasons. As opposed to the person behind my Lauren Harper co-authorings, who I'll be introducing one of these days before too much longer...

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    2. Fair Enough, and thank you for the answer.

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  3. How were the elves of amti spared from Mortus' magic to allow them to reproduce? Is it solely because they weren't in Arkaria?

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    1. Remember when they said no-one knows where Amti is?
      Thats probably the reason why: Mortus/Bellarum couldn't find it.
      It's the same with the quartal. Cyrus was told that quartal could only be found in the realm of darkness (because bellarum didn't know Amti were mining it).
      Nathan

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    2. Yeah, the gods of Arkaria were somewhat limited in their geographical reach. Amti was outside the radius of the spell.

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  4. Oh my gosh finally finished the 8 books. Binge read books 7 and 8 so I may have missed something but WOw. Legend was a great way to tell 2 stories at once. It was really good to see that you had a plan right from the beginning as their were hints about things right from book 2. I am glad you are coming back to the Sanctuary world again and look forward to more Cyrus and Vaste and Vara.


    My only petty complaint is it looks like the editing and proof reading for legends was substandard compared to the rest. That didn't detract overall from the story but a few times interrupted my immersion in the world.


    I look forward to the new trilogies and want you to know from all the sanctuary fans we wait patiently for news. Keep up the great work.

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  5. Loved the Box/Unbox series (so far!), Southern Watch and Sanctuary series. Am on book 2 of Ashes and this kid Jasen? I would just really like to punch him. I haven't felt this much dislike towards a protagonist for some time. It's like he's encapsulated every dumbass trope of YA protagonists with an extra bottle of whine. Now I honestly have no idea of your plans for this dude, but I'm concerned that he is this close to being irredeemable (for me anyway). I'm actually kind of hoping that we might see more of Alixa's perspective, as I (mostly) quite like her attitude.

    Curious whether you consciously decide to make a character that aggravating or did he just develop that way on his own?

    This isn't a complaint by any means...well ok, maybe slightly. Disliking a character that much does tend to take me out of the story a bit, and in every other way I love all the stories!

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