My latest Q&A with Steven Erikson revealed that Esslemont had already turned in the manuscript for Stonewielder, and quite a few Malazan fan have been wondering if the tentative late 2010 release date was realistic.
So I asked the man who edits every Malazan installment, and here's what Simon Taylor had to say:
Patrick – it’s a whopper of a read and not quite sure how much editing I’ll need to do but am hoping we can stick to the end of this year…
So there you have it.=)
Meanwhile, the US edition of Esslemont's Return of the Crimson Guard (Canada, USA, Europe) will be published this spring by Tor Books.