Dec. 2nd, 2015

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This week, Orbit Books launched The Call to Adventure, which will tell you which of seven new fantasy novels might be right for you via a quiz. To celebrate the launch, we're super excited to welcome Kate Elliott to Lady Business to share the old opening to her new novel, Black Wolves, which came out November 3. Black Wolves is one of Renay's favorite fantasy novels of 2015, and we're thrilled to get a glimpse at the formation of the story. Then, we're giving away a shiny copy of Black Wolves, courtesy of Orbit! Read on.

cover of Black Wolves

Back in Spring 2013 I was wrestling with the structure of Black Wolves. I always knew it would start with Kellas as a young man, and I tried out at least five different opening chapters as a way of introducing him. Ultimately (obviously) I settled on the version as it is published, with a later entry point, but before that I wrote out the entire story of how and why Kellas climbs Law Rock and thereby comes to the notice of the king.

Here is the original first chapter.

Black Wolves - Original First Chapter )

Kate Elliott has been writing stories since she was nine years old, which has led her to believe that writing, like breathing, keeps her alive. She is the author of over twenty science fiction and fantasy novels, including her YA debut Court of Fives, as well as Cold Magic, Spirit Gate, King’s Dragon, Jaran, and her short fiction collection, The Very Best of Kate Elliott. Her new epic fantasy, Black Wolves, is now available. She lives in Hawaii with her spouse, paddles with outrigger canoe club Ka Māmalahoe, and nurses along an aging schnauzer. Photo credit: April Quintanilla.

We're giving away one copy of Black Wolves to a US/Canadian fan. If you would like to enter the giveaway, please fill out our form by December 10, 2015. :D Check out The Call to Adventure for more epic fantasy recommendations.
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