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Kingdom Blades on Audible Releasing February 28th!

I’m excited to announce that Kingdom Blades, A Pattern of Shadow & Light Book Four, will be released for Audible on February 28th. At this point it’s not yet listed in Audible’s system for presale, but it will be available for pre-purchase as soon as they have it listed. 

Thank you so much to all of my audiobook listeners for making my series on Audible such a success!


21 Responses to “Kingdom Blades on Audible Releasing February 28th!”

  1. David says:

    THANK YOU! I have had the good fortune of discovering this series on Audible about 6 weeks ago. 95 hours later my only disappointment is that I have to wait for the next instalment. The depth of your characters was incredible, each thread of the story had my total attention. I have read and listened to thousands of books, A Pattern of Shadow and Light shares the podium with the best of them. You are truly blessed with a wonderful gift once again thank you,

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      I’m thrilled you’re enjoying A Pattern of Shadow & Light on Audible, David. Thank you for writing to let me know. I feel very blessed to have Nick Podehl as the voice of my series.

      I think there are those writers who would write whether or not anyone reads their work, simply because they have this story that must be communicated. I’m honored that so many others have connected with my characters and world.

      I would love to know your thoughts once you get through Kingdom Blades. Thank you for listening!

  2. Kevin says:

    Melissa, I’ve never encountered as enthralling a series as you’re writing now in shadow and light. I’ve re-read all of them multiple times, I just escaped into kingdom blades for my full 3rd reading. The way you write, your character development, it stirs my emotions greatly. It’s amazing! I wish I could pay you millions to do nothing but write for me, in this series, allowing me to read daily. Ha! Keep up the good work, I’m impatiently waiting to see justice served upon Mir.

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      Thank you so much, Kevin. I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying the series. I kind of feel already that I’m mostly being paid to do nothing but write for your entertainment (about which I have no complaint!), but I admit the millions part would be very nice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I’m grateful and honored by your praise. Thank you for taking the time to let me know you’re loving my series, and thank you for reading.

  3. Guy Braun says:

    As I said in my review words are useless this has been by far the best series I have ever read I’ve tried to see when a release or a start date to work on a book 5 would be. am I not looking in the right place or has nothing been released as of yet

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      I’m honored by your praise, Guy. Thank you.

      I am planning book five now. I don’t have any idea of a release date yet, but I will post to my blog as I have new information for you. Thank you for sharing your thoughts in a review and speaking to others about my work, and thank you for reading!

  4. Heather McCulley says:

    I am so relieved to hear that the next installment will be released soon. I am a huge fan of the series and have only the best things to say about these wonderful books and the incredible world you have built. Thank you for creating this story, and working diligently to pen it. It is a story that has me so enthralled, I feel compelled to read it…Maybe some of the fourth has been woven into it’s pages? Or does picking it up trigger the gossamer threads of the labyrinth to take hold? I rather think that likely as I have spent many evenings without dinner as I was caught up in the story…

    Is there any chance that this story will be adapted for the screen?

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      What a lovely turn of phrase you use to describe your experience, Heather. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m so glad you’re finding things to love in my story. It’s a great joy to me to be able to share it with others and to know that they’re finding connections with my world and characters.

      At this time I have no plans to expand the series into any other medium, although I’ve had fun trying to “cast” the series on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing your experience in my world with me, and thank you for reading.

  5. Jonathan Magboo says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for your hard work on such an amazing series! I devour audiobooks at a rate far faster than intended, and your books have made their way into my top five series.

    I’m currently relistening to them in anticipation for Kingdom Blades, and it’s even better the second time around noticing all the subtle hints dropped in.

    Can’t wait for it to drop!

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      Jonathan, I appreciate your thoughtful remarks about my series very much, and I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying it. I’m so grateful to Nick Podehl for bringing my series to life on Audible. I know it is enjoyable to listen to much due to his considerable talent. Thank you so much for reaching out to let me know your thoughts, and thank you for listening. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Britton says:

    Melissa, I just recently finished reading “Kingdom Blades”. I loved it! You have quickly become one of my top favorite authors, up there with Brandon Sanderson and George Martin. I’m so glad I decided to click on that random Facebook add that popped up one day while mindlessly browsing the Internet, the one that recommended “A Pattern of Shadow & Light” to me, which at the time I had never heard of. I tore through your series at breakneck speed, devouring it like my favorite food. I can’t praise you enough for the brilliance in the way you write. I’ll highly recommend you to anybody I know who reads.

    I have one question – I know book 5 will be the last in this series. I was wondering if you plan to write more when it’s done? Either set in Alorin or a brand new series in a different world. I hope so, because I will read anything you write in a heartbeat.

    Thanks Melissa!

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      Britton, I’m so happy to know you’re enjoying my series. Thank you for your kind words. I’m honored to be at the top of you list, and very glad you clicked on the link also! I sincerely appreciate your sharing my series with others. This is the way bestsellers are made.

      After I finish A Pattern of Shadow & Light, I will likely continue exploring the same universe. I have prequels in the works and also some side stories. I’ll also be surveying to find out what tertiary characters my readers would most like to read about. If you have a vote ready to cast on that front, let me know. As always, thank you for reading.

  7. Paul Pickard says:

    I’m ashamed to admit, I picked up the first Audible book in your series because of Nick Podehl’s narration (love his work), the genre, and the length of playing time. (I commute more than 3 hours every day through Los Angeles traffic.) After having rapidly consumed all three released audiobooks, I came to your website hoping to hear than the 4th was close at hand (and it is – happy day!) But as long as I was here, I wanted to leave you a note thanking you sharing the world you’ve built with your readers. And while the world and the magic system have both been rich, detailed, and a joy to explore, your characters are what keep me sitting in my car listening after I should already be walking to the office. Like others, you’ve vaulted into the top echelon my “to read” fantasy writers with Brandon Sanderson, Michelle West, David Hair and Patrick Rothfuss.

    I’m looking forward to Kingdom Blades and everything that comes after it. Keep up the amazing work!

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      Paul, thank you so much for stopping by and taking a moment to share your thoughts. I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying Nick’s narration. I feel blessed indeed to have him as the voice of my series. I’m honored to be included among such other great writers in your esteem, and equally so that you’ve grown to love my characters as I do. Thank you for your kind words, and thank you for listening.

  8. Andrew Carr says:

    Just finished listening to book three this morning and have loved it as I did the previous two, so pleased that when I searched for the next release it’s due in just a few days

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      I definitely like leaving my readers/listeners pleased, Andrew. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I guess you got started at the right time! I’m so happy to know you’re enjoying the series. Thank you for listening.

  9. Alex Trefall says:

    Dear Melissa McPhail what wondrous patterns of stories and deep truths you have weaved! ๐Ÿ™‚ I just finished book 3 and I hunger for the forth which soon becomes available on audible.
    When it comes to the “rape allegations” I feel compelled ๐Ÿ˜‰ to say the following: I think that some people reacted this way mostly because they have been struck by the disillusionment they felt. Meaning the idealized love story between Ean and Isabel, what we all secretly fantasize about, isn’t going to provide easy answers and quick fulfillment. Isabel’s painful path shattered that illusion.

    Being married from a young age and for over 20 years to one person, and heaving gone through my share of difficulties, near divorces, and my own disillusionment about Hollywood’s version of love but remaining ever more grateful and happy in my relationship I found at first that the love story between Ean and Isabel, and others as well, were almost infantile and annoying. This is why I find the way you are building those threads is very lifelike, ever seeking greater self awareness and depth.

    Your ability of world building rivals that of Brandon Sanderson in scope and even surpasses it in philosophical delivery. Thank you very very much for your work, after reading so so many books your passion for symbolic language and inner growth is refreshing and inspiring.
    Best regards,
    Alex

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your perspective on these scenes and relationships, Alex. I am trying to capture certain elements and show them with reality. The fact that Ean and Isabel began with a bang – well…now we understand why. And it’s been my experience that even “true love” takes work to make it work when the honeymoon phase is over. I’m glad you’re finding parallels with real life in their storylines now.

      Thank you for your kind words about my series, and thank you for listening.

  10. Heather McCulley says:

    Audible finally has Kingdom Blades available for pre-order! Only 15 more days of waiting…

    • Melissa McPhail says:

      Haha, you beat me to it, Heather. I think the last time I checked was on Saturday. I look forward to your feedback!

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