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Those of you who’ve been following Bob and Jeeves’ adventures for awhile have undoubtedly been asking the same questions over and over as you toss and turn to sleep each night:
“When is the third book coming out?”
“Why hasn’t Joe released the third book yet?”
“Will he ever get to work on the third book? I need it like I need my insulin.”
“What does he do all day? Lie in bed eating expensive chocolates while watching The Land Before Time on repeat? Watching it again won’t un-kill Littlefoot’s mom!”
Well, after much trial and tribulation, I’m glad to announce that Bob and the Black Knight will be available in the next few weeks.
In this adventure, Bob and Jeeves travel to jolly old England in search of King Arthur’s ancient sword, Excalibur. After an encounter with the mythical Lady of the Lake, they camp in the forest. In the dead of night, Bob is awoken by the armored ghost of the Black Knight. The ancient specter tells the young adventurer he can find Excalibur by traveling to the Black Knight’s castle.
Bob and his llama must face long-dead warriors brought to life, gnomes, cockatrices, axe-wielding rodents, break-dancing, and a sinister octogenarian sorceress if they’re to have any hope of recovering Excalibur.
The book is already written; I just need to finish the art. If you’d like to get a sense of the art process, check out this post.
Since I’d like to give readers more to enjoy this time, Black Knight will be significantly longer than Cyber-Llama or Pop-Up Book of Destiny. There’s more action, more humor, and more witty, llama quips.
Writing Bob and the Black Knight also required quite a bit of research. Since it’s based on the King Arthur legends, I read a lot of summarized versions of the Arthur stories with an emphasis on the story of Excalibur and the Black Knight. I took most of my information from The Story of King Arthur and his Knights by Howard Pyle. The research was worth the delay in book production; reading a book written in 1903 takes a little while.
So, in the coming weeks, be prepared to mount thy steeds and unsheathe thy weapons. Tis time to ride into the third Cyber-Llama book!