I have been waiting. Waiting and waiting and waiting. I have been waiting for the release of Martha Well’s The Gate of Gods, Book Three of The Fall of Ile Rien. I read Book Two THE DAY IT CAME OUT, clear back in June of ’04 just as I read Book One the day it was released waaaaaaay back in 2003. A lifetime ago. And I have been oh so patient ever since. Have you heard me complaining? See, that’s how patient I’ve been.
It was released on November 1st. “But Trista,” you all say. “Today is the 3rd, what does this have to do the price of tea in China?”* Well, you see, I am trying to be a responsible adult. I am trying to manage my money. I am trying not to be so bookishly impulsive. To that end I have been saving a coupon from Borders for 30% off. But it’s only valid from Nov 3-6. (I work 18 floors above a Borders books). So I thought to myself, “You know, you’ve got a lot going on in your life right now. AND you have the new O Magazine to keep you warm at night. You can bear to wait an EXTRA 2 DAYS for your true happiness to arrive.
So I did. And I’ve been sitting here all day waiting for my lunch break so I could go down and pick up my happiness.
And you know what?
THEY DON’T HAVE IT.
They have books 1 and 2, as well as the sorta-Prequel The Death of the Necromancer. But not BOOK 3. How can this be? How can the world be so cruel? They can order it in for me. But that would take 7 days. 7 days. And if I’m ordering anything in, I’m ordering it from my local independent book store. Not from Borders WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER IN THE FIRST PLACE. Why reward them for their bad behavior?
I spit in Borders’ General Direction. They shall know my wrath. As soon as I’m done with the book.
* I'm not certain that you actually would say "what does this have to do with the price of tea in China" but I've always thought someone should say that to me. Now seems like the perfect time, don't you think?