Sunday, July 30, 2006

Pratt Keeps Morcyth Saga Moving Along
“To be continued”—Don’t ya just hate that?

Can you imagine reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring and then having to wait years for The Two Towers to come out? Brian Pratt can, so he hasn’t wasted much time between releasing installments of his Morcyth Saga. He published the first book, The Unsuspecting Mage, in December 2005. The fifth book, The Star of Morcyth, just became available in June 2006.

In between, he’s also published The Fires of Prophecy, Warrior Priest of Dmon-Li and Trail of the Gods.

“Perhaps my main reason for writing the Morcyth Saga was due to the fact that other authors seemed to drag out a series and make the reader wait a long time for the next installment,” Pratt said. “Also, after having read many books over the years, I always wanted to try my hand at it. The series will be seven books, the fifth one is out now.”

Between the five books, Pratt has already sold more than 1,300 copies.

“Tried the newspaper announcement thing but that went nowhere; the one person who responded only put a small blurb in my hometown paper—hardly worth the effort,” Pratt said. “Chat rooms would be the most productive avenue I've tried. Drop your name, that you are an author and people start talking. Once they know you, they want to try your book. It's free advertising, all you spend is your time and I have a lot of that.”

Pratt discovered iUniverse with a simple Internet search after trying traditional publishing first.

“The publishers I've tried have all turned me down as well as the half dozen agents I sent letters to. At first, I was excited, but as the rejections came in, I sort of gave up on that avenue and am simply working word of mouth. The numbers say it's going well.

“Everyone I've dealt with at iUniverse has been most helpful. The publication process goes well and the cover design is great. Very happy all way around.”

Pratt list Raymond E. Feist, Isaac Asimov, Piers Anthony and J.R.R. Tolkien among his biggest influences. You can read more about Pratt and the Morcyth Saga at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMGGGGGG please tell Mr. Brian to hurry up with the next instalmint of Dark Mage. I cant stand it.

June 29, 2011 at 4:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the second book in the dark mage series is taking way too long, cnt wait. plz hurry up

August 23, 2011 at 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also waiting for the second book. I'm on pins and needles, lol.

September 27, 2011 at 4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really waiting to see that 100% mark on the second book. Love his work.

November 21, 2011 at 7:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the second book book ever be done???? The first book (Light in the Barren Lands) was great but know I am hanging... Can't wait to see what happens... TLC

December 20, 2011 at 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Brian? He was doing monthly updates on his site but they have stoped, as has his progress on the next book. Was really looking forward to it but it seems like its never going to be finished :(

January 12, 2012 at 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please hurry with the next book i have been waitng forever

February 12, 2012 at 6:02 PM  
Anonymous said...

please let us know if there is going to be a 2nd book or did Brian drop off the edge of the earth? its been almost a year. Not sure how long it has said 98% but we are greatly looking forward to the next book.

February 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i find it funny that at the top of the page it said he acually started writing this book partly because it takes authors so long to put out books yet ive been waiting for this book for forever

March 18, 2012 at 10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

plz finished the book

June 20, 2012 at 5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

plz plz plz plz plz plz plz plz i beg of you

June 20, 2012 at 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the second book going to be done? I have been waiting a long time for this and it is my only escape from my life atm with being a father husband and boss. I don't have wow or xbox anymore. PLZ finish soon so i can get my RPG on. I have all your books and like this series so much and can't wait for the latest installment.

July 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger whtwzrd88 said...

Yeah i don't think its going to happen... Been about a year and a half... Gonna kind of give up on him

July 25, 2012 at 3:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian we need the 2nd book!!

September 9, 2012 at 8:10 AM  

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