Well, the proofs are all done and dusted, and I’m well into the first draft of Book 7 (more on which to follow before too long), so Black Flowers is on course to be released onto the world this April. As always happens at this point, I have mixed feelings about it. Put simply, I’m still so close to the material that all I see are the flaws and mis-steps, but I have to let go at some point and just trust that, right now, I’m the least best person to judge the book.
With that in mind, here’s a reminder you can read the prologue here. That’s a link to the Amazon page, with the link for sample material a little way down on the left.
It’s also possible to read the first two chapters after that here. That’s a pdf link at a site that seems to be some kind of People’s Prize thing. I genuinely have no idea what it is, and a cursory glance around doesn’t reveal Black Flowers as available to vote for. If it is, and you want to, then fine. But in the meantime, if nothing else, you can at least sample the beginning of the book for free and decide if it’s for you. I hope it is.