It’s time to issue a warm JABberwocky welcome to Jason Denzel!
Jason must be a Mystic (hence the ambiguity in the post’s title), because he’s pulled off something special—his debut novel, which was acquired by Tor Books on an exclusive submission, will come out this fall! The road to acquisition to publication can often take a year or more.
Mark your calendars for November 3rd, 2015. Better yet, you can already pre-order it.
Mystic tells the story of working-class Pomella, who is invited to compete for a position as the apprentice to the local Mystic, which flies in the face of local tradition—only nobility have historically been allowed. If she fails, she becomes an untouchable, outcast from the rest of society for the rest of her life. Pomella has a natural gift, but when she starts lying to get ahead, it threatens to blow up in her face.
When he’s not writing, Jason is also the founder of Dragonmount.com, the leading Wheel of Time community. If you’re a WoT fan, chances are good you’ve heard of it.
Welcome aboard, Jason! Hard as they are, publishing’s trials have nothing on Pomella’s. . .