The novel officially started in September of 2011 and has since underwent many changes prior to its publication in March of 2021. Saying these adjustments were necessary is an understatement as you will soon discover. As the creation of the novel approaches its 10-year anniversary, please enjoy reading the improved and sometimes cringy choices that were made and edited along the way.
Old Book Cover
Old VS New
The fiery cover was planned to be the official cover for the longest time and is inlcluded in the printed binders of the 2016-2020 version of the book. The original photograph actually had the illusion of a face and two figures fighting.
This was eventually changed to better suit the series' covers theme of depicting the final narrator of that specific book, in this case Tourniquet. The smoke in his palm did keep the fighting figures however.
The binders weighed 7.8lbs excluding additional notes and charts.
There are 3 different printed versions.
1) The Original First Draft only featuring the book's first half of Chapters 1-15. (2011-2015)
2) The Completely Re-Edited First Draft with Chapters 1-11 in one binder and Chapters 12-22 in another binder. (2016-2020)
3) The Published Novel (2021)