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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Status of The Books of Raziel, Book #2

Okay everyone--I'm going to admit that waiting sucks.

I have been getting questions from various people about when Book #2 will be released, etc.  So I'm going to tell you what I know right now.

Here's the skinny on what's going down over at HarperCollins: I have line edits for Covenant.  Unfortunately, I still do not have the editorial notes.  Without them, I can't revise the book.  And so I wait, and wait, and wait. And in the meantime I keep myself busy, because just sitting there and waiting would be plain dumb, right?

The publication date right now is June of 2013, though this could change.  Believe me, I was hoping for sooner rather than later, but we authors have no say over release dates.  >_>   So I hope you can all be patient with me, everyone!  I am doing my best for us all.  Honestly, it kills me because I love Book # 2 and I know you will too.  But, hey, such is life.

Be assured, however, that I will keep everyone updated when I am updated.

In the meantime, Archon will be released in paperback on November 6 of 2012, which is an amazing milestone for any author.  The content remains the same, although I was able to include a helpful glossary this time--something I had hoped for with the hardcover.  Also, the final words at the end of the paperback now say, "To Be Continued" if only because I never realized how many people read Archon and thought it was both the beginning and end of the story.  Far from it! Stupid me, I know . . . O_O

Anyway, if anyone else has any questions for me, feel free to contact me here, or through email, FB, Twitter, etc.  I'll make sure to get back to you ASAP.


  1. Yes I have a question. I know there's wait times and all that, but do you have any idea when your third part of the trilogy will be ready? I only ask because I'm a very avid reader and was just introduced to your books but I only like to stay them when they are complete because I'm also a quick reader and like the story fresh in my mind as I walk through your amazing story with you. I'm going to get them, but want to wait a bit to see if the next book has a release date. Please respond if possible.

    1. Hi! Thanks for writing! Right now--as far as I know--the 3rd book in the Books of Raziel trilogy will be released in early 2016. Harper Collins originally told me Fall of 2015, but I have no control over when they decide to change release dates or why unfortunately. I understand how you feel about waiting to read a trilogy in its entirety. Thanks so much for your interest! If and when you do pick up my books, I hope you enjoy them. :-) For updated info on when new books of mine are released, my FB page is the best option: http://www.facebook.com/SabrinaBenulis

  2. Hi just wondering if Covenant will be published as a hardcover? I love your books by the way they are amazing! Cant wait for the next!

  3. I was also hoping to see the series continue in hardcover. I have been looking for Covenant in hardcover.