Sunday, July 13, 2008

sacred scars update, quick and done

Jux has survived, a homeless, familyless child in a starving city with cobblestone streets and an inept king. He has loved only one person, and she is in terrible trouble.

Sadima is running, sobbing in each breath, too terrified to even look back.

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Hahp is standing before a wall of stone, shaking, knowing he must walk through it, knowing what it will do to him.
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This is a ceiling from a Paris renovation of an historic building. Standing beneath it, I thought about massive wealth, the options it brings, the art that money midwives. Somiss's mother has ceilings like this, painted, with gold leaf on the rosettes.








Adding this on June 2, 2011:  Updates on the third book in progress can be found here:
http://kathleenduey.blogspot.com/2011/05/writing-updates-all-projects-2.html

24 comments:

Ashley said...

Just had to write and say how excited I am to read the next book in the Resurrection Trilogy! I am young adult (24) and have always loved dark, original fantasies. I spotted your book and had to read it. The story haunts me still, it had such a reality to it and such creativity. For a gal who has been devouring fantasy novels since about eleven, I can safely say I have never read anything like Skin Hunger. So original, beautiful, and moving. Cannot wait for the next one! You have a great writing style.

kathleen duey said...

Ashley,

All morning, I have been struggling with a tough scene in Sacred Scars, trying to get out of Hahp's way and just write what happens...

I finally finished it and came here for a breather...

So...thank you so much! I will go back to work now.

Jenine said...

Do you have a projected release date for Sacred Scars? I just finished Skin Hunger and am anxious to read the next part of the story!

kathleen duey said...

Jenine,

Thanks for writing. I am working on Sacred Scars now.The book will be released summer 09.

The characters are not doing what I expected them to, Sadima and Gerrard especially...and dear, trapped Franklin.

Lauren C. said...

I loved Skin Hunger so much, I found it completely by accident in my school's library last year, and I can't wait for the next installment. The story has captivated me.

kathleen duey said...

Lauren,

I seem to discover comments here when I most need encouragement. I am in the middle of a tough scene and kind of punked out and came here instead of facing the hard part...

Thanks so much for taking the time to write with such kind words. Sacred Scars will be out summer 09 .
I am within a week or so of finishing it. I am glad there will be one more, too. The characters have become part of my life.

k

Lyd said...

3 days ago I found Skin Hunger accidently and was captivated by it immediately. I am very anxious to find out what happens next in the series.

kathleen duey said...

Lyd--this post is an old one...Sacred Scars is now finished and off to the production department. It will be released next summer. Thanks so much for reading Skin Hunger. Both Sadima and Hahp dragged me along in the second book--taking their own lives into their hands--as silly and weird as that sounds---that is how it feels.

All best,
k

chante said...

i must say i love skin hunger from the frist time i seen its cover.im 14 years old and i like it more than i do twilght.i told my best friend about it and she went out and got the book and just LOVE IT.i think skin hunger was wonderful.it is one my favorites and i cant wait for sacred scars to come out.thank you.

kathleen duey said...

Chante,

Thanks so much for your kind words about the book. Limori is real to me...

Sacred Scars will be released summer 09. It was an amazing experience writing it.

Thanks again for gettig in touch,
All best wishes for 2009 and beyond...

mindi25 said...

I finished reading Skin Hunger and it was fantastic very hard to put down. I can't wait for Sacred Scars to be out I have already placed my hold for the book. Thank you for writing these captivating fantastic books

kathleen duey said...

mindi25

Thanks for taking the time to write. It means so much to me when people get in touch. I found out from my editor yesterday that a firm date is set...August first, 2009 Sacred Scars will be out...

I am about to start writing the third one...

jake said...

i love your book skin hinger an i am looking hard in all the book stores for sacred scars.... i was confused about the story at first but i understand now=) your books rocks!!!!!!1

kathleen duey said...

Jake, I am really glad you liked Skin Hunger. Sacred Scars will be in bookstores in August.I am working on the third one now.

While you wait, you might like this:
http://russet-one-wing.blogspot.com/

I am writing a novel on twitter then I post it here on a blog. People are reading it as I write it. I add more almost every morning...and it's really getting interesting!

Thanks for writing to me!

Bria said...

I'm absolutely in love with your book "Skin Hunger"!! im an 11 year old girl and i love fantasy stories like this one =) thanks for writing this amazing trilogy!=) I cant wait till sacred scars is released!=)

Amy D said...

This book was really good! At first, I was a little unsure about the whole 'two stories at once' idea, but its actually kind of neat. I read a lot of books, and its great when I can have some unusual characteristic to reference too. It's really creative, and I'm extremely excited for Sacred Scars!

kathleen duey said...

Bria!

Thanks for writing and for the kind words about my work. I am writing the third one now and it is going places I never expected-

I hope you like Sacred Scars if you read it...it's coming sooooon and I am excited. It'll be released early in August.

All best,kathleen

kathleen duey said...

Amy D

Thanks for writing and I am thrilled that you like my books. I am fascinated by the two-stories thing. I can't tell you how hard and how interesting and absorbing it is to write.

Let me know what you think of Sacred Scars if your read it...

Happy summer,
kathleen

Anonymous said...

I JUST HAVE TO SAY LOVE THE BOOKS!!!!! BUT THE BOOK AFTER SCARED SCARES HAVE U FIGURED WHEN IT GOIN TO BE OUT YET????!!! CUZ I CANT WAIT TO READ IT!!! ALSO DO U KNOW HOW MANEY BOOKS ARE GOING TO BE INTHE SERIS??

kathleen duey said...

Thanks for writing to me with such kind words about the books. I am writing the third one now--madly writing!! It will be out summer 2011. Feel free to write back and scold me. All I can say is there are lots of details in these books, two separate stories. It takes TIME!! Thanks again...

Anonymous said...

Where's the third book?? I need it!!! I NEED IT!!!!!! PLEASE, I need to know what happens...

kathleen duey said...

Anon,

I am working hard on the third book now....on chapter 63--with more to go, but I am getting there. THANKS for writing to me!! It means more than I can say.

k

Anonymous said...

WOW. Dear Kathleen duey,
I found your book Sacred scars in the school library last week. I am in chapter 39 at the moment... And loving it! I was upset when I found out that neither the first nor third books are in my school! So I started in the middle of the story in a way. It is an a amazing book. I've beed looking out everywhere for the other to books, and have recommended your story's to my friends. I love the fact that your story's (especially Hahp's) are packed with conundrums and riddles. It's fantastic!! Thanks so much for blessing the world with you talents.

kathleen duey said...

Hello! and thanks for all the kind words about my books. I makes me very happy to know that you like them! ((I like conundrums too.....))

The third book is not finished. It's written, though, and the editor is beginning to go through it NOW. I will announce the release date here, on Twitter and FB and shouting from my roof as soon as book #3 has a release date. You can buy the first book anywhere online that sells books, I think, and in some bookstores. ..... But your local library might have it, so check there first.

Thanks again!

Happy summer!!!
k