Tuesday, May 6, 2008

It's Finally Here!

Sorry I haven't posted for a few days, but I have been waiting because I knew that soon I would be able to show you the cover and the first two chapters. And today it came! So without any further delay, here is the cover and the first two chapters of Farworld Water Keep! Hope you like them.

To view the chapters bigger, you can zoom in or out, or you can click the square in the upper right hand corner of the viewer.


Read this doc on Scribd: Farworld Water Keep Chapters 1 & 2

26 comments:

Anne Bradshaw said...

Whoa! What a beautiful and intriguing cover, Jeff. Makes me want to read it right this very minute.

Weston Elliott said...

Oh, how could you DO that?? Bait the hook, and reel me in - and then leave me hanging! I need more!

Gimme, gimme, gimme! I need, I neeeeeed!!

Fantastic beginning! Can't wait to get my hands on the remainder!

Brian said...

Awesome Cover!!!

I can't wait to read those chapters! I am just about to. This is so cool!

Tamra Norton said...

SWEEEEEEET!!! Loveitloveitloveit! I'll print off the chapters tonight and read them. YAY YOU! I'm SOOOO happy for you!

Brian said...

Wow. I just finished reading the chapters and they were amazing. I really liked the Ishkabiddle and the Summoners. The chapters were very detailed. I also liked how the second chapter was focused on the main character but you never mentioned his name. You didn't even see him in the chapter. Unless of course the mop whacker was him. I can't wait for the ARC to come either. I'm dieing here!

trish said...

That's evil, Scott. Tsk tsk. Really excellent, though. I know I'll be ready to dive into it as soon as I get it, wedding or not. If I'm reading your book instead of my wedding vows at the ceremony, I think my fiance might be a little angry. I hope your phone number's unlisted. :D

Heather B. Moore said...

Awesome cover! It's one of the best I've seen in a long time.

Candace E. Salima said...

Great cover! Can't wait to read the book.

cat said...

Woohoo! Looks fantastic!

Does this mean we'll be getting our review copies soon? Hmmm? *drool*

tapestry100 said...

Wow! The cover is amazing!!

I'm holding off reading the first 2 chapters because I know I'll want to read the rest, so instead of taunting myself, I'm going to patiently wait until my copy arrives.

-----Kaleb Nation----- said...

Awesome cover! Love it!

DesLily said...

*smiling* How fantastic! You must be beyond thrilled!!! Great cover Scott!!

without a doubt I will return to read the two chapters!

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Wonderful cover!

Melinda said...

That is so amazing. I had to post a link to it from my blog.

Love the cover.

I am so excited for you!!!

Karlene said...

Nice cover. But I refuse to read the teaser. I'm waiting for my ARC where I can read the whole thing at once. :)

Irish said...

Great cover. Very eye catching. Like some others I don't dare to read the start of this because I know that I'll want more. So instead I'll be paitent and wait for the ARC.

DesLily said...

well I came back and read the chapters!.. you sure start things off with a flurry of activity! lol..

Interesting that there is a wheelchair involved... did you know someone when you were young that was in a wheelchair??

well, I am glad things are moving along so well for you now!.. looking forward to reading your book!!

Anna said...

Oh man, that WAS cruel. It looks great Scott. Can't wait to read the whole thing, and the cover is awesome. I can only imagine your excitement! thanks for posting it. I enjoyed the ishkabiddle, and I can't wait to find out more about those. I was intrigued from the first moment you mentioned them on this blog....several months ago. I like made up creatures.

Crystal Liechty said...

Sweet cover, Scott! I was staring at it for like twenty minutes because there's so much detail, so much to look at. Can't wait till I gets me my copy!!!

Jeff Savage said...

Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone. I'm excited as all get out. The final cover is actually quite a bit different from the original sketches, but exactly the kind of look I was hoping for.

Sorry about the cliffhanger nature of the second chapter. But the ARCs at press now. So hopefully we can get them shipped out by the end of the month.

As far as Marcus being in a wheelchair, it was just an element of the story I knew before I even started writing it. In their own ways, Marcus and Kyja each must deal with their own trials.

Brian,

You asked how I made the blog tour sticky. I just put it into a page element and dragged it into the top spot instead of the sidebar.

Again, thanks everyone for all the positive feedback. I let Brandon know how delighted I was with the finished product.

Noble M Standing said...

What an awesome cover! I am wowed. Congrats! I cant wait to get my ARC.
Michelle

Ian said...

That's a great beginning, I'm hooked. Do you have a UK release date. If not I can see, I'm going to have to buy it and have it shipped over.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Very nice cover! I'm looking forward to the whole thing. On a side note, will you be attending the Children's Literature Festival in Provo in a couple of weeks? I'd love to catch you there.

Mindy said...

Found you through Dashner's blog. Is your blog contest over? Can't wait to read more. Thanks for the bite. How exciting for ya!

Booklogged said...

Wonderful cover and so fitting to the theme of water. I'm holding off reading the first 2 chapters because I know I'll be dying with anticipation to read the rest.

Kylee said...

I was going to hold off reading the chapters, but I let my 14 year old read it. Right after she started reading I heard "(giggle) Ishkabiddle". When she finished she said, "When is that thingy (ARC) coming? I wanna read the rest." Of course I had to read the teaser!

Add 2 more thumbs up for your cover. We're both (im)patiently waiting for the ARC to arrive. =)