And so it goes again. Amazon decided that the name Empire of Ghouls was potentially misleading due to its similarities to some other work, which (based on my own research and guesswork) appears to be some kind of Dungeons and Dragons campaign called Empire of the Ghouls. Imagine having so little faith in your readers that you doesn’t trust them to distinguish between a sequel to a historical fantasy novel with a bright gold cover and a roleplaying game about undead monsters featuring a very…different…cover.
As a result, I’m in for another last-minute title change. Just as Marilia, the Bastard once became Marilia, the Warlord, Empire of Ghouls is now Empire of Jackals. I still maintain the cover is pretty sick, though the ghouls will be missed. (An aside: does this mean that the only “Twilight” on Amazon shall forever remain that vaguely rapey Stephanie Meyer vampire novel? Because if so…ouch).