People have been emailing me what they remember about Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of Less Valued Knights. A few readers mentioned themes that resonated:
- Things aren’t always what they seem
- and the Less Valued motto – Somnia Salvebis – “Nonsense, you’ll be fine.”
But most memories focused on characters and relationships:
- Grandma Farmer
- Gorgella, the giantess with self-esteem issues
- the “vulnerability, humor and fearful bravery of Sir Thomas”
- the familiar and endearing friendship of the main characters
- that “Sir Thomas was a normal guy. Not a guy that discovers he is special and has special powers.”
- Marie’s calmness contrasted with the chaos of Thomas and Philip’s adventures
- The fun and sweet relationship between Thomas and Marie
And a few scenes stood out:
- when Elizabeth discovers Mrs. Farmer is making bunny stew (no actual bunnies were harmed in the making of Sir Thomas. Or the stew.)
- when Thomas unsheathes his sword at Arthur’s court
- and…”Thomas’s heart – he seems to be wise beyond his years and the end of the book is a prime example…”
That sounds like a guy who deserves a new cover! You saw it in the unboxing video a few days ago, but here’s the official announcement:
Sir Thomas is getting a new cover, and here it is!
“But Liam!” you cry out. “We love Sir Thomas just the way he is!”
Rest assured all the changes in this edition are purely cosmetic.
Except for a dozen or so grammatical goofs no one besides me lost sleep over.
And the first chapter of Less Valued Knights #2 in the back.
And some copyright details.
But other than that, it’s completely the same.
So what’s actually changed?
- Real drop caps!
- Curly quotes!
- The utter eradication of any and all widows and orphans (by marriage and adoption of course. Why? What were you thinking?)
“Stop, Liam!” you shout. “Our legs are buckling trying to support the burgeoning weight of our mortal minds as they fill with the sheer glory of it all!”
But Liam doesn’t stop. He keeps going, because there’s more. Yes, behold:
- Cream colored paper!
Now you can read Sir Thomas outdoors without blinding yourself.
If you already own the eBook, I believe Amazon will make the update available to you if you request it through the device management tools on their web site. I’ll research that and get back to you when the time comes.
I’m very excited to bring you this edition of Sir Thomas. If all goes as planned, it should be available in about a week. I’ll keep you posted. Until then…
See you in Camelot! 🙂
P.S. The astute reader will note that “Kick Thee” means “Kick You” not “Kick Me.” If this bugs you, know that you’re in good company. If it really bugs you, click here to read an excerpt from Less Valued Knights #2 and be alleviated of your burden, nay even delighted. Go forth, and know that you are known my friend.
P.P.S. The cover artist is the amazing, the unparalleled, the astonishing J. Caleb Clark. You should go write a book so Jake can make a cover for it.