Sunday, July 05, 2009

Third Printing for Bones

I learned this week that The Bones of Makaidos is going into its third printing after only three months in publication. The response to this book has been amazing, like a flood. So many people have written to tell me how life-changing the story is, and for that I am very grateful.

I hoped this story would be a good ending, and the reviews have warmed my heart. I have posted reviews here before. Here are a few new ones, but there are some spoilers, so beware:
Last night I finished reading The Bones Of Makaidos. I couldn't bear to put it down, so I stayed up till 12 reading. Many times authors don't finish their stories satisfactorily, you on the other hand ended the books with the best possible conclusion! I was crying through almost the whole thing.

I just finished The Bones of Makaidos and loved it. I finished it in one setting, staying up until 3:30 a.m.!! I see on the people who wrote about the book, the oldest is 27. How about a 74 year old grandmother who has read your books along with a 11 y/o and a 14 y/o grandson :=)! The Lord has blessed you with a wonderful talent and I praise Him that you are using it to glorify the Lord. I look forward to reading more of your books.

I am simply welling up with emotion. I am halfway through The Bones of Makaidos, and as I am reading of the remarkable accounts of faith, I have on more than one occasion found my mouth hanging wide open. I am finding my self singing Amazing Grace with Ashley, weeping for Sapphira and Bonnie, and raging at the thoughts of a Vacant stabbing Listener, the sweet little girl that never did anything. I think of how powerful one's faith in God must be to create such an astonishing, heartwarming legacy. You are one of my greatest role models, and your books cleanse my heart of any doubt and any impurities. They are more than literature.These books are spiritual motivators, my Companions that guide me when I am unsure what to decide.
In this printing, we altered the map of the family tree to make it show up better, corrected a typographical error, and added two sentences to clarify one concept that many readers asked about, but I shouldn't mention what that is. It's too much of a spoiler for those who haven't read it.

I will use this new edition to create hardcover copies of the book for people who want one that will last longer. If this is your favorite of the series, consider getting a hard-bound copy. I should have some with a couple of months.

Thanks to all who have read the eight books. It was fun going on this adventure with you. I might come back to this story world with another series, but I don't know when. If I do, I will make an announcement.


Anonymous said...

your books have been such an encouragement to me thank you so much for writing them may Elohim bless you.

your admirer Israel

Psalm 139:9

Katie G. said...

Cangrats, Mr. Davis! You dod a WONDERFUL job on all of your books, but I did really like this one!

Galadriel said...

I saw this on large is a printing?

Bryan Davis said...

I don't know how many in a printing. The point is that they are selling faster than the publisher expected.

Nathan Petrie said...

haha...I was talking to Jared the other day, Mr. Davis. He had NO IDEA that the tree was altered lol

Hopefully I'll get my hands on one of the hardback copies eventually

Bryan Davis said...

Nathan, Jared is the one who altered it.

Anonymous said...

Awwww... two extra sentences? And you won't say what they are? That's a bit unfair for those of us who bought TBOM on the day it came out... :)

Bryan Davis said...

Anonymous, here are the significant changes:

Page 345 – Third to last paragraph currently starts with, “As an Oracle, you will look through portals to their hearts, you will feel the heavy sadness …”

I added two sentences to the start of the paragraph and changed the wording of the existing first sentence so that it reads like this:

“The essence of such an Oracle is spiritual in nature. After you leave this place, you will not create fire with your hands, yet fire will burn in your heart with far more boldness and passion than ever before. As an Oracle, you will look through portals to the hearts of those lost in shadows, you will feel the heavy sadness…”

B. D. Eastman said...

This is awesome!

Anonymous said...

(Whoops! Apologies that my thanks are so belated; I just remembered posting the question! :| )

Thank you very much for posting the additional sentences!! :) :)