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.

SANCTUARY WORLD MAPS

LISTED IN BEST (CHRONOLOGICAL) READING ORDER 
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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 September 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!


22 comments:

  1. 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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  2. Out of SANCTUARY, I think my favourite books have been (best to worst):
    LEGEND
    HERETIC
    CRUSADER
    GHOSTS OF SANCTUARY
    AVENGER
    DEFENDER
    FATED IN DARKNESS
    MASTER
    CHAMPION
    A RESPITE FROM STORMS
    WARLORD
    A HAVEN IN ASH
    Nathan

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  3. I remember reading all the way back in one of the first SANCTUARY books that you wrote that the leaders of the three alliance guilds were once friends. Does this mean that malpravus was once Alaric's friend?
    Nathan

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  4. He might have said that... are you sure? How in the world do you remember that?

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    1. Oh, I'm wearing my brain cells numb re-reading books as I wait for the next one.
      Plus hes left a few loose ends open for tying off, so I'm all ears for speculation.
      Nathan

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    2. i remember that but it doesn't really make sense seing as Alaric is a paladin and Malprivus is a necromancer, the only way i can think of is if they knew each other before they learn't their magics

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    3. Well thats what I meant.
      We have already seen how Terian went from dark knight to paladin and Archenous from paladin to dark knight, so it would be no great stretch to assume Malpravus went from (I don't know) Healer to Necromancer.
      Robert Crane? If you still check the SANCTUARY forum could you give us an answer?
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      Nathan

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    4. No, he was always as necromancer, but they did get along fairly well once upon a time. I was planning to dip into the founding of Sanctuary somewhere around book 20 to kind of bring us around to wrap up the series, maybe I'll cover some of the formation of the Alliance in there, too since you mention it. I'd kinda forgotten about that section of Sanctuary history, tbh. It'd be good to cover how they could have been friends since it seems somewhat improbable now, obviously.

      And for some reason I'm not getting the alerts about posts here anymore. Good thing I stopped in.

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  5. HI Robert!

    Any plans to uncover that huge bomb you dropped at the end of Fated in Darkness Epilogue? I read all the main story first and then just recently went back and read the .5 books man talk aout mind blown by that one, but loved hearing about how all our favorite dark elves got their Godly weapons

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    1. Oh, yeah. that's happening, and soon, story-wise. Guaranteed to shake some things up in the world of Cyrus Davidon.

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  6. Please have the publisher fix the defect of text size in Starling starting on page 87. I have contact barnes and noble in June and agin last week. Can’t change the text size. Its super tiny.

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    1. I'm actually the publisher, and I'm not sure Nook offers the ability to fix that particular problem by uploading a new file and sending it out to you. I'm not even sure what could have caused it, given that the way the files are formatted, they're designed to be changeable (size-wise) by the person reading. I should also add that this is the first time I've heard of this problem with STARLING, in any form, and it's sold quite a few copies. As I've yet to hear any complaints from any other Barnes and Noble customers (or readers on iBooks, Kobo or GooglePlay, who all receive the same file) regarding this, I think you might be experiencing an error specific to your reading device, and one that only Barnes and Noble tech support can help you with. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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  7. Hey Mr. Crane

    Obviously you are writing a lot of different series at the moment, but do you have any new projects planned and if so, what kind of things can I expect. I'm interested because I'm currently reading a few of your books and id love to read even more.

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    1. Nothing new in the pipe at the moment, at least in the short term. Once my co-author and I finish the 10th book of LIARS AND VAMPIRES, we're planning to collaborate on a spin-off of Girl in the Box/Out of the Box in addition to continuing LIARS AND VAMPIRES. But that won't happen until 2019, at earliest. Other than that, I'm not picking up any new series until I can shed a current one, the first of which I'm likely to finish is SOUTHERN WATCH (which will also hopefully happen in 2019 when I wrap it up with book 9 or 10). At that point, though...I'll probably just direct my energies to finishing up THE SANCTUARY SERIES rather than diverting my attention anywhere else.

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  8. Really enjoyed the first 2 books. My best friend and I are big table top gamers and these were very fun reads being a board game enthusiast. I am a small business owner, marrieds and father of 4; a pretty busy guy to say the least. I say all that because I spend a lot of my busy time and commuting listening to audio books (the means by which I listened to the first 2 books) and I’m wondering if there is any chance the audio books for books 3 and on will ever come to be? I really loved Wayne Thompson’s vocal performance and I’d love to finish the series.

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    1. I'm afraid not based on current demand. Wayne is a super talented guy and I thought he honestly knocked it out of the park, but in order to pay him what he deserves to get the series finished (the books after volume two get reaalllllllllly long, which cost more to produce) they'd have to be selling much, much better than they are. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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  9. I just wanted to say that you’ve quickly grown into my favorite author but I need to know, when is Call of the Hero coming out. I need it in my life

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    1. I wish I had a happier answer for you than this, but here it is: as soon as I'm done with it. I don't even like to state a season for it other than that because I feel like I'm just increasing fan demand. It'll be out when it's ready.

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  10. am at warlord now but i made the mistake of the title line of ghost of sanctuary which was in itself a huge spoiler as far as i know cy is a human who shouldn't be alive for a thousand years and he comes back to find his friends i mean what the hell happened who is he and how he lived for a thousand years and where was he all that time.
    too much questions for a man who lives in iraq and following your work i really enjoyed it and i hope the series never ends.

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  11. If andren is two thousand years old how old is he when he dies

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