Bad news. Despite an earlier announcement, Steve West will not be reading for the audio version of Fated Blades.
When we made the announcement, we were under the impression that Steve was hired for the job. Then we got an email from Steve himself explaining that he was contacted but that an agreement was never reached.
Let me be perfectly clear here, this is not Steve’s fault. When he was contacted, he explained that he had a very narrow window of availability and that was it. He didn’t hear back. He is a fantastic narrator who is much in demand, so I absolutely believe him. Please do not email Steve. None of this is his fault or our fault. This was a problem on an administrative level.
There is no way to hire him in time for the audio and E-book to be released simultaneously. Ilona and I will spend the next couple of days finding and picking the best narrator available.
Is this ideal or what we wanted? No, but this is a business and sometimes things go sideways. We apologize for the miscommunication and promise to find someone who we hope you all will like. That is all.