When I wrote Jason Cosmo, I envisioned it as the first book in an ongoing series. I was then fortunate enough to sign a contract for two more books: Royal Chaos and Dirty Work. Unfortunately, my then-publisher declined to continue the series past Dirty Work. I was left with three fantasy novels involving the same hero and supporting characters. That sounds like a fantasy trilogy to most people.
But it isn’t. A true trilogy is intentional, with a story designed from the outset to be told over the course of three books. Not the case here. I always intended to write a Book 4. That my former publisher disagreed is happenstance. I wrote is a series that ended abruptly after three books–a Non-Trilogy.
Years passed. While I always maintained a dim hope of someday continuing the series, that eventually morphed into the idea of rebooting the series and starting over from the beginning. That is what I did with Hero Wanted in 2009. Hero Wanted is essentially the same story as Jason Cosmo, revised with a few new scenes, some details tweaked, and what I hope is better writing than the original. Next came the all-new Noble Cause, and I next revised Royal Chaos into Royal Crush. The new series was intended to displace the original Non-Trilogy, which would vanish into the mists of time and space and used bookstores.
But Loyal Readers thought otherwise. There are those who love the Non-Trilogy just the way it is — they’re happy to read the new series too, but also want the original books. So, by popular demand, I released ebook editions of each individual Non-Trilogy title, as well as a three-in-one omnibus edition. With the exception of a few minor edits to correct typos and other small errors, the ebook editions are the same text as the (U.S.) paperback originals. I know this risks completely confusing completely new Loyal Readers…but I think we can sort it out!
Jason Cosmo-Royal Chaos-Dirty Work Omnibus Edition:
Here are links to my pages with more information about the original paperback editions, both US and UK:
- Jason Cosmo (US edition)
- Jason Cosmo (UK edition)
- Royal Chaos (US edition)
- Royal Chaos (UK edition)
- Dirty Work (US edition)
These links might get you started if you want to track down a print copy of these books: