Path of Beasts coming in October

March 23rd, 2012

Only six months to go until the Keepers Book 3, Path of Beasts, is published. And we’re counting down! Here are a couple of very nice comments from people who have read the manuscript.

This is from the Alien Onion blog, which is the children’s book blog for my Australian publisher, Allen & Unwin. ‘October will see the third and final volume in the Keepers series by Lian Tanner. Path of Beasts. It is, quite simply, a triumphant conclusion. If the series had to end (and quite frankly I would have been happy reading about Goldie and Toadspit until the crack of doom), then it had to end like this.’

And here’s a comment from the Australian proofreader, Sonja. ‘I enjoyed every minute of it. When X* turned up I swear I had goosebumps! Ditto for the final showdown – an absolutely perfect ending. *sigh of happiness*’

* I had to X out the name or it would have given away a very important bit of the plot.

0 thoughts on “Path of Beasts coming in October

  1. Romi says:

    Oh yay! I’m about to start Squeeing!

    1. Lian says:

      😀 There’s nothing like a good squeeee …

  2. Romi says:

    No, I quite agree! ( :

  3. bonnie says:

    Hi lain just wanted to say that I too am extremly excited and can’t wait!xxx

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Bonnie, lovely to hear from you! I hope you and Ella will agree to be involved in this year’s launch. I think people will be looking forward to hearing your opinions on the final book.

  4. Jess says:

    I’m very excited!!!! Im thinking of these books as high as Harry Potter or The Hunger games 🙂

    1. Lian says:

      Oh Jess, wouldn’t that be exciting if the books did that well. I guess it partly depends on people who love them telling their friends about them!

  5. April says:

    Lian–My son, Samuel, and I enjoyed reading your first two books together. We are so excited about the new book coming out in October. It’s going to be hard waiting so long, but anticipation adds to the excitement, right? In the meantime, we will recommend your book to all of Samuel’s friends. Thanks so much for the good reads that we both loved. (P.S. Samuel says Hi!)

    1. Lian says:

      Hi April and Samuel! It’s lovely to hear from you, and even nicer to know that you enjoyed the first two books together. It is indeed a long wait till October, for me as well – I’m dying to know what people think of the final book in the trilogy.

  6. Jacqui says:

    It’ll be hard to wait so long for it! We read the first two of your books in class! Our teacher always stopped at the exciting bits! I’ll make sure I tell her that the third books comes out in October! I can’t wait to see what Goldie dies i the path of beasts and what the fugleman! I love your books!

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Jacqui, I hope your teacher is going to read Path of Beasts to you as well. There are LOTS of exciting bits that she will be able to stop at! 🙂 Thanks for letting me know how much you love the books.

  7. Hannah says:

    I am so excited for the book to come out! I want to buy it when it comes out.

    1. Lian says:

      Only six months to go, Hannah! I’ll start putting up sneak peaks of covers etc soon, so keep an eye on the website.

  8. Daniel G says:

    I think I have already asked this but i can’t find the page where i asked it – will there be any book signings or presentations or anything like that in NSW? sorry to be a nuisance :/

    1. Lian says:

      That’s okay, Daniel – I just did a cut and paste! There’s nothing planned for NSW at the moment, but I’ll have to wait and see. There’s a possibility that I might be coming to NSW later this year with a writing masterclass program, and if that happens I’ll try and add some other stuff in, like school visits and signings. I haven’t heard anything definite on it yet though. I’ll post on my blog and on my author facebook page if it’s going to happen.

  9. Eric says:

    Ach – yer all so lucky!
    When I was young it took 3+ years between movies and books in a series! Worse still – one author I liked had to do a double trilogy and then decide to continue it 15 years later!

    Don’t be getting any ideas Lian!

    My kids are really looking forward to the conclusion.

    Hopefully Claudia Black will also read them for books on tape?

    1. Lian says:

      How deeply frustrating to wait 15 years for a follow-up! Hopefully that won’t happen here. Thanks for the message, Eric, and I’m glad your kids are looking forward to Book 3. I haven’t heard about Claudia yet, but I’m sure Random House will try to get her – everyone has loved hearing her on the previous two. So it will probably depend on what else she’s doing and whether she’s available.

  10. Camryn says:

    I love these books!!! I first found about The Museum of Thieves through my mom’s iPad app an read it. Now I love it! I can’t wait for Path of Beasts!
    Your fan,

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Camryn, thanks for dropping by and for leaving such a nice comment! Did you see the beautiful cover that the US publishers have done for Path of Beasts? It makes the third book seem very real, and not so far away.

  11. Daphne says:

    Omg I NEED to read the third book. I read the first book a year ago and I am obsessed!!! I hope it comes to my citys library. I cannot affourd to buy books. When will it be published in canada? I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!!

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Daphne, I must say I like hearing from obsessed readers. 😀 The third book is being published in the US and Canada on October 9th, and I’m sure if you ask your library they will get it. But also keep an eye on updates to this blog, because I have a few advance copies to give away, and I’ll start the first giveaway tomorrow.

  12. Sari says:

    Hi Lian: I can’t wait for your next book to come out. I hope you will be doing the book name plates again. I just love the one you sent me to put in your last book. Talk to you again soon.

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Sari, I’m still offering the bookplates, so if you’d like one for the third book just let me know. They’re the same bookplate as before.

  13. Lyn says:

    Hi Lian,
    How exciting!!! We just can’t wait to read “Path of Beasts”! My daughter Kaity and I read the first 2 books together and she has re-read them over and over. She also listens to the audio book of “Museum of Thieves”. I don’t know who is more excited out of the 2 of us – Kaity says she is but I don’t know! Your books are a great read – can’t wait for the third in the series but we don’t want the series to end as we adore Goldie and her friends.
    “Hi and thanks for the bookplates! I’m really looking forward to Path of Beasts!” from Kaity.

    1. Lian says:

      Lovely to hear from you both. I’m looking forward to it too, which sounds a bit silly, but I’m so keen to see what people think of the final book.

  14. Maria says:

    I love your first two books and I can’t wait for the third! It would mean everything to me to get a free copy of Path of Beasts in that free giveaway thing. So cool!
    Love your books, wish you could keep making more…

  15. Cate says:

    Hi Lian… I’ve been waiting with eager anticipation and can hardly wait any longer to read more about Goldie’s adventure. I’ll bet you’re bursting, too, and I’m with A & U, I could keep on reading about Goldie for quite a bit longer, though I’m sure you have other projects up your sleeve (hint hint)…

    1. Lian says:

      I have so many projects up my sleeve, Cate, that I am almost bursting with them. 😀 I’m about to start working on the editor’s notes for the new post-Goldie book, which was called Frozen up until last week, when it became ‘Ice Breaker’. I’ll post a bit more about that soon. When those corrections are out of the way, then I’m going to start on *trumpet fanfare* a prequel to the Goldie/Toadspit story! Right back to when Dan and Olga Ciavolga were children …

  16. Cate says:

    Oooh! Tantalising… 🙂

  17. kati-rose says:

    Although i haven’t read it yet i can’t wait to read path of beasts. Lian i think you are an amazing author and if your previous books are anything to judge by then this will be a book to remember. could you give me an exact release date so i can add it to my list of books i am waiting for to be released i would be very happy. thank you and good bye.

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Kati-Rose! The book will be out on Oct 1st in Australia and October 9th in the USA. Whereabouts are you?

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