Friday, February 08, 2008

Last of the Nephilim Finished!

I finished Last of the Nephilim yesterday and turned it into AMG Publishers. It's a relief to have it done, but there is no rest for the weary. I will now turn to the editing process for Eternity's Edge, book #2 of Echoes from the Edge, and when that's done, it will likely be time to start the same process for Last of the Nephilim.

After that, I have to write book #3 of Echoes from the Edge (as yet untitled) and book #4 of Oracles of Fire, The Bones of Makaidos. During this editing and writing period I will be teaching at the Florida Christian Writers' Conference and the Mount Hermon Christian Writers' Conference, and I will be going on promotional tours in Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, Maryland, Florida, and New Jersey, as well as local events in Tennessee. I appreciate your prayers for me and my family as this hectic season of life continues.

All of that said, it's time to celebrate. I'm excited about the story and looking forward to readers' reactions, and having it done is a great reason to do something fun here at the Davis home tonight.

22 comments:

bookwom_for_god said...

Oh my gosh! I am sooooo psyched! I cannot wait till I can read the books!!!

Pam Halter said...

Yes, indeed, do something fun tonight! It's no small feat to complete a novel.

Congrats!

Elliot Reed said...

That's great! Yes, I admit that you must have a lot to do in the upcoming months, but it's always nice when you complete something big to step back and admire the work you've done.

~Elliot

S. J. Deal said...

I'm glad to hear it Mr. Davis!

Christian_Fantasy_Adict said...

Hurray!!! Man, I can't wait till July or whenever it comes out.

Sapphira Adi said...

Yes! I am so excited for it to come out! Tell us what it's about! Will Makaidos be reunited with Thigocia and Ashley? Will Acacia and Sapphira meet again? What about Elam and Sapphira? What about Listener and Acacia? Tell me! Okay, you are really great at building suspension. I can't wait!

Sapphira Adi

Araken said...

Ok ok ok, you have to tell me this ONE thing: since Sapphira has Elam, who does Acacia have? A mysterious newcomer?

Oh, one more thing: Will Billy and Bonnie show up?

Thanks. I'll make an announcement on my blog.

Bryan Davis said...

Sapphira Adi, I won't be answering any of your questions. Sorry. They would be spoilers.

Araken, I will tell you that Billy and Bonnie are both in the book. Regarding Acacia, why does she need to "have" somebody? Not everyone does.

Sapphira Adi said...

That is completely fine about no spoilers:) It makes the book even more suspenseful for the wait. I am so excited! I am so excited Billy and Bonnie will show up! Good luck with all the editing for both books!

Araken said...

Gotcha! Just curious, as usual...

DragonRider said...

I can't believe I'm not going to be in your class this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Arg. And now I'm having problems with my band pieces and he's threatening to kick me out. Think about me while you're teaching : (

AND, my mom said she'd take me to the CBA convention since I'm missing conference and guess what????

Marching band camp is that week!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for Last of the Nephilim to come out! Do you have the exact date? It's so hard to wait!!! But I guess the editing process is important.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so if Billy and Bonnie are in Last of the Nephilim, we get to find out about Bonnie's wings, right? I can't wait!!!

King's child said...

I love your books so much!! The Eye of the Oracle has been my favorite book yet!! It really encouraged me to grow in my faith and I enjoyed it very much. It is so refrashing to have a book to read with biblical frame work and uplofting passages! Thank you so much! God bless you and you are in my prayers! =]
<3always
In Christ,
Julia E.

Bryan Davis said...

Anonymous, I don't have an exact date for LotN yet, but I think it will be out in July.

king's child, I'm glad you enjoyed EotO so much. Thank you for praying for me. That means a lot.

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!!! i LOVED the first two books in Oracles of fire.(even though i hated when karen died...)I cant wait to read the Last Of the Nephilim!!!!!!!! :)

Ariana said...

yes!!!!! my friends and i luv ur books so much! ur like a total genious! i really hope sapphira and elam can c each other again! (and not just from acros a dimensional barrier) i cant wait 4 it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~khluvr7

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!i can't wait!! your books are sooo good. i had a hard time finding something to read after i finished Enoch's Ghost. but then i read The Door Within. that was pretty good too, but i can't wait for LotN. oh yeah, i also have a quick question for you Mr.Davis.are you planning on making any appearances, or whatever you call them,(tours?book signings?) anywhere in Southern Illinois?? just wondering. p.s. thank you for writing these books!!!

Bryan Davis said...

Anonymous,

No plans right now for southern Illinois. I am driving through there with my family on my way to Iowa in late April, but the only stop I have planned is in central Illinois.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't imagine accomplishing such a feat as finishing a novel. You should really take some time to celebrate!

Your books have been such an encouraging part of my life. When my grandmother first gave me the first three books, I wasn't quite sure if they were my thing. Now I can't thank my grandma enough for such a wonderful Christmas present! I am looking foward to reading the next chapter in the series. I am very gratful for your hard work and time in making these books that have made such a difference in my life.

Bryan Davis said...

Anonymous,

I'm glad to hear how much my books have helped you. That's very encouraging.

Daniella said...

ugh July seems like forever i dont think i will be able to wit that long!