The Armada Wars Discord server has been ditched since it was complete overkill for this brand. To my knowledge a single person joined, and — very understandably — left when they saw that there was nobody there to talk to. Maybe one day...
Armada Wars is now on Threads, which is potentially a better place for comments, discussions, and questions. If you're over there already, why not follow and engage.
A long time ago, in a galaxy right here, this site had a user forum. That was its one nod to the concept of a fan community, and it disappeared when the software support was withdrawn.
There is a built-in membership system. It's a little quaint but it does work, so it's now been switched on. You can register and log in from the navigation menu — you'll also be prompted to do one of those if you land on a page that requires sign-in.
The community hub will be built out over the course of this year. You'll see advance news and offers appearing, as well as gaining opportunities that others will never know about.
USA: Barnes and Noble!
Readers who cannot or will not shop at Amazon may be pleased to hear that Armada Wars has now occupied territory on the world known as "Barnes and Noble".
The Books 1–3 Omnibus is already listed on the site, as are A Storm to the Savage and I Dream of Damastion. These are all the latest versions of the texts (polished up in the approach to the Whom Gods Shall Fear release date), with the new covers.
The Books 4+5 Omnibus will also be listed on B&N when it becomes available in 2024. So while the individual paperbacks for the main sequence novels are not yet listed on B&N, fans of the series will still be able to purchase the whole of the first series as matching omnibus editions (which will also save money).
All of those paperbacks will be eligible for the B&N free shipping offer (shopping cart containing $40 of eligible items). Premium Member bonuses also apply!
Watch this space for the individual editions appearing...
UK: Waterstones and Blackwells!
UK shoppers have not been left out — the same titles are currently invading the Waterstones and Blackwells web sites.
The Books 1–3 Omnibus has landed already, and the expansion episodes should appear soon.
As with B&N, the books are eligible for the Waterstones shipping offer. On their site you need £25 worth of qualifying items in your cart to benefit from free shipping.
On Blackwells, all titles include UK delivery.
The books are also populating to other stores in the UK, such as Foyles, so if you have a favourite book retailer you may well find soon that you can purchase Armadaverse titles from them.
Don't forget that discounted 'previous version' paperback editions of the main sequence novels are also available in the official store.
Shop at Blackwells:
Shop at Waterstones:
Anyone who joins the Armada Wars mailing list before the start of September will be entered automatically into a prize draw for one of three signed copies of series finale Whom Gods Shall Fear.
The winner will be picked at the time of the book launching, so anyone joining until the end of August 2023 will be entered into the draw. Anyone who joined the mailing list previously has been entered retrospectively.
The winner will be picked at random from people on the mailing list/s at the time of the draw, with a joining date prior to 31st August 2023, so you need to be still on the list at the time of the draw to be in with a chance!
Winners will be contacted, using the email address registered on the list, to arrange delivery.
Quick note on a change to the newsletter:
Until March 2023 there were two separate mailing lists, one for the general newsletter and one for people who only wanted to be notified of new releases.
These have now been merged into one list, with the two groups within it tagged by their content preference. If you were subscribed already your content preference will be respected and you do not need to take any action. It just makes organisation much easier at this end!
The one difference subscribers will see is that if you click the "update list subscription preferences" link at the end of any newsletter sent during or after April 2023, you will now have the option of switching between the 'General Newsletter' and 'New Releases Only' options at any time.
Caution! There is also an 'unsubscribe' link, which is not the same thing. That link will unsubscribe you immediately when you click it. Be sure to use the link labelled "update list subscription preferences"!
A few things about the books, all of which are connected.
Firstly: the hardcovers have been removed from sale for the time being. If you have an order being processed it will continue, but no new orders can be made on Amazon. But don't worry, they will be returning soon in a much better and more affordable form.
There may also be... something special in them.
Over the past couple of weeks the eagle-eyed may have noticed the cover images of the Armada Wars books changing. This was A:B testing of new designs. The current favourites are in the image gallery on the home page.
The covers have been standardised across the range, and some have had their artwork tweaked. The interiors have also been spruced up using new software, which has also been used to create new interiors for the paper editions. There are now no discrepancies between Kindle, paperback, and hardcover, guaranteed — they all come from the same source file.
I Dream of Damastion and A Storm to the Savage have the new interiors, and their new covers are being processed now. Both Kindle and paperback editions are on revision 1.5 for both books. They are the example of what the main sequence novels will look like once the interior files are ready.
And because of the new layout, the page counts have been reduced, making both of those paperbacks cheaper.
All eBooks have now been updated with minor changes:
In the run up to the release of the long-awaited finale Whom Gods Shall Fear, the season of discounts continues with not one but two Kindle Countdown offers!
If you have not yet entered the Armadaverse, this offer is one you will not want to miss. These two books are best read back-to-back for maximum effect. And if you started reading, but never progressed beyond the first book... let's just say you might want to avail yourself of book two. Things heat up.
On Wednesday 15th February and Thursday 16th, the early bird discounts will be:
On Friday 17th February and Saturday 18th, the weary weekender discounts will be:
On Sunday 19th February and Monday 20th, the lazy latecomer discounts will be:
These offers are running from 0800 hrs GMT (Amazon UK) and PST (Amazon USA). Other regions' start times may vary. There is no paperback or hardcover offer, these discounts apply to Kindle editions only.
The Universe section of the site has received a makeover today, primarily focused on the Places section.
Updates have been made to canon as a result of these edits. Most of the details below have been in notes and plans, some even elsewhere on this site (e.g. on planetary profiles), but few have been specified in books — although for some that will change in WGSF.