Fun With Maths

Another small update this week as I’m still neck deep into writing With Silent Screams. I should have more news about it in the next few weeks.

First of all, I finished Tomb Raider. It’s  great game and one I can highly recommend. I do have 2 small problems with it. 1. There aren’t enough tombs to actually raid. And 2. There are a few too many enemies, especially toward the end of the game where it can feel like you’re being swarmed. If it weren’t for the fact that the combat is excellent, that would be a much bigger issue.

As it stands though, it’s 10-12 hours of awesome. Personally I can’t wait for the inevitable sequel (as it’s the best selling Tomb Raider game ever, there will be a sequel.)

Bioshock Infinite also has some of the best adverts I’ve ever seen for a game.

However, next week it’s Bioshock Infinite. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love the original Bioshock. While Bioshock 2 wasn’t as good, I have a feeling that Infinite is going to be something special. It’s a shame they’re releasing all of these incredible games in such a short space of time. Damn them.

Savour the awesome.

I actually got some reading done last week too, which is a bit of a novelty for me. I finished the first Star Wars –New Jedi Order book: Vector Prime. I haven’t read too many of the expanded universe stuff for Star Wars, but with a new film in the pipeline I figured I’d read some more. Turns out it was excellent.


Slight Spoiler – One of the main characters from the series dies in this book in probably the single best death scene I’ve ever read. It’s just utterly epic stuff, and while it’s a shame they died, it was done well and it appears that they’ll be building on it so it’s not a throwaway.




On the writing front, I’ve realised I’ve sold over 22,000 books of Crimes Against Magic and Born of Hatred.

In fact, if I can get all mathy for a minute, in 2012 I sold:


Crimes Against Magic – 9300

Born of Hatred – 2300


So far (Jan and Feb) in 2013, I’ve managed:

Crimes Against Magic – 5100

Born of Hatred – 5500


It’s a wonderful achievement for me personally, and I can’t thank everyone who supported me or purchased a book enough. But thank you none-the-less.

If anyone is interested in what my magic secret is… well, I wish I knew. Because I’d tell everyone.



So, that’s it for this week. Have a good weekend all.

Posted on March 21, 2013, in Fun, Games, Movies, Personal, Writing and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Congrats on the awesome stats! 🙂

    Now you need to do a post on the secret of your success. Well, besides, Write a good Book.

  2. Good to hear of how well you’re doing Steve. Congrats on the sales. As to Tomb Raider, yep, played, clocked and then went round again just to find the stuff I’d missed as well as grabbing all the upgrades/skills.

    Like you I’m currently playing Bioshock Infinite and having lots of fun with it.

    • Bioshock is superb, still not finished it as I don’t have as much time for playing as I used to, but the time just flies by when I do actually get to play it. Also, Elizabeth is superb.

  3. Congrats on the sales! Looking forward to reading more.

  4. Those Jedi books are good, but there are like 21 in that series by numerous authors. Even as a Star Wars nerd, I didn’t get to them all.

  5. Just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on your success! Just finished Crimes Against Magic and loved it, bought book 2, and I’m glad book 3 is coming out! Came here to wish continued success and to let you know I’ll keep buying if you keep writing. If anyone stumbles upon this and is leery of jumping in, I’d recommend that they do so with both feet.

    Also, let me know how bioshock infinite is. Haven’t played the previous games, but the new one seems quite interesting.

    • Thanks for the kind words.
      Bioshock is superb. Really, really good. The first 2 were great also.
      I agree, if anyone is unsure about publishing then they really should consider it. it’s a lot of work, but very rewarding when it comes together.

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