Mousebeard's Revenge

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Publishing

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Today brought with it copies of the new Mousehunter book, Mousebeard’s Revenge. The release date is January 7th, but as I have it in my hands, there’s a good chance it’ll creep into shops – especially Amazon – before then.

I think it feels like the best book of the three. The cover’s the best, the bronze lettering’s the best, and I think it’s also the perfect length. Unlike some series, The Mousehunter books get slimmer and more honed the later they get. I was determined not to let them suffer the same fate as the Harry Potter books or His Dark Materials trilogy, and include hundreds of pages where our heroes sit in a tent waiting for something to happen, or even have whole chapters where a character sits in a tree noting the lifecycle of a peculiar new species.

In Mousebeard’s Revenge, it’s action all the way, and that’s the way a climax should be.

I hope you like it.

  • Nik

    Congratulations Al. Can’t wait to read it. Plus, that cover colour will have me thinking of Cadbury’s all the way through.

    • oooh it’s a right Dairy Milk cover – you’re right!!

  • Steve Schneider

    Looking forward to the book, Alex! My daughter and I came across the the 1st book at the library here (in Massachusetts, U.S.A), and then were disappointed to find that a U.S. version of the 2nd book wasn’t out. We ended up ordering the 2nd book from the UK, and plan to do the same with the 3rd! LOVE the books! Amazing that they are your first series–you’ve got a great sense of pacing and fine, interesting characters. Look forward to more in this next volume!

    • Hello Steve! What a lovely comment, thank you. The delay between publishing dates in the US compared to the UK is always going to make life difficult for anyone who wants to know what’s going to happen, but hopefully you’ll find out the ending soon enough. I’m really excited to have the third book coming out, so I hope you and your daughter enjoy the big finale.

      Thanks again!