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The Broken Empire Is In Stock!

After a year of several delays—most of them of a personal nature within my own life and one of them due to the printer—The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence has arrived in stock!

I am really excited about this book. When I approached Mark about it last year, he was very open to the idea, especially when artist Jason Chan joined the project. I wanted to produce a beautiful book as dark and grim as its story. A massive tome. As edgy and unpredictable as its main character, Jorg Ancrath.

A side story for those interested. I attended the University of Washington and I loved visiting its rare book room, where books were as varied and interestingly put together as any fantasy land. I wanted that for The Broken Empire. I made some unconventional but literary choices for its physical form that I hope will resonate with fans.

First, I put a white dust jacket on the book. The story is dark. The character darker. And the white dust jacket contrasts with that, a very different approach than most people would think. Second, the first Nate Taylor image of thorns—the one on the signature page—features thorns that are not barbed/hooked, since the image takes place before we learn of Jorg’s history, before those barbs change his life forever. And third, the interior illustrations are not equally spread out, because I like the chaos of Jorg’s life set against the reader not knowing when the next illustration is going to take place.

Here are three pictures of The Broken Empire upon its arrival:

I’ll post more pictures on Grim Oak Press Facebook Page. As you can see, it is a massive book, just like Mark asked for. And I’m super happy with how it turned out.

I will begin shipping books out tomorrow. It will take me about six days to complete shipment. So expect your order soon! And if you have moved since you placed your order, please notify me of your new shipping address if you haven’t done so already.

You can buy a copy here if you haven’t done so:

$100.00Add to cart

Thank you for your patience in all of this!

It means the world to me.

18 thoughts on “The Broken Empire Is In Stock!

  1. It is awesome to read that The Broken Empire is in stock. I ordered The Broken Empire and the S&N edition of The Unremembered together. Will I have to wait for The Unremembered to be published to get both books or will they be shipping separately? Thanks Shawn for all your hard work and I cannot wait to read both books.

    1. They will ship separately if you are not an international customer.

      1. Ok cool thanks.

  2. Excellent news, looking forward to getting it. From the photos, it looks like it was worth all your efforts. Congratulations!

  3. Hey, Shawn – just received my copy – well worth the wait! Congratulations on getting out a terrific, beautiful book . Clearly a huge amount of love and effort went into this.

    1. Glad you love it! Thank you and everyone else for your patience!

  4. That’s great news. Do you have a timeline for the lettered version?

    1. I don’t. The book is done and I have those but not the clamshell slipcases. They are handmade but I expect them soon.

  5. Have they all been shipped?
    Very excited. 🙂

  6. Hi Shawn.

    Is ist possible to track my order?


    1. Yes. Log into your account, find your order, click the USPS tracking number link, and it will take you to the website where it will show you where your package is.

  7. How could I go about checking the status of my shipment if I didn’t have a Grim Oaks account when I purchased my book?

    1. I need to know your name and/or order number. The email address you’ve used to post this comment was not used in the creation of an order.

  8. Just curious but I found out about this through Subterranean Press and ordered through them so are you shipping to them, then they will ship to the folks who ordered from them?
    Thanks and I can’t wait!

    1. The Sub Press copies shipped to them last week. Hopefully they receive them soon.

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