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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Exciting News in Christian Fantasy/Adventure!

Author Eric Reinhold was up my way this past week. I first met Eric on the Fantasy Fiction Tour "Motiv8" a few years back. What a cool guy. Big heart, friendly, devoted to the Lord and his family. Well, since then, God has opened the floodgates of Heaven on his Ryann Watters book series. The folks who made Facing the Giants and Fireproof decided to make his book into a movie--a real, honest to goodness--take your kids to the local AMC, get popcorn--wide release movie! And since then, things have just gone off-da-hook. Some investors have come on board, pumping capital into the project. And now, it looks like it's going to be TWO movies. You can find out more by clicking on the links below.


In other news, there's a new author on the block, someone you should look into: Brock Eastman. A long time talent man with Focus on the Family, Brock has taken to penning some incredible new fiction, covering a wide range of genres and reader ages. Want something for elementary aged readers? Brock's got it. Middle School/YA, yup, Brock's got a title! High School readers--that too! For more info, click on the links below:

And finally, of all the reader mail/eMail I get, the question I get asked the most is: Is there a 3rd pirate book? There was Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire, but what about a 3rd book? See, I finished the storyline of Griffin "Cat" Thorne, Declan Ross, and his daughter Anne--in their dealings with the infamous pirate Bartholomew Thorne. But...I did leave a few strands purposefully hanging at the end. And apparently, a ton of my readers want more. Up till now, I haven't been able to even explore the possibility. I was under non-compete contractual agreement. But now, I'm released, free to write a new pirate adventure. I guess what I need to know from you is, are you interested in an Isle 3?



102 comments:

Jake said...

Do you really have to ask, Sir Batson? Because I have but one answer...

PIRATE ADVENTURES BOOK THREE OR BUST!!!!

So be it. Or you'll have a gaggle of Elves raiding your house.

(What's that? What do you mean, I'm threatening? I'm ENCOURAGING.)

Anonymous said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! I would definitely want another pirate book!

Eldra said...

I'll follow Sir Jake and his line of threatening...er, encouragement.

WE NEED PIRATE BOOK 3!!!!!! BLACKBEARD MUST DIE!!!!!

Nothing else to it.

Alassiel said...

Of course the world wants another pirate book!

At least, I do.

Rachel said...

I really want another one. I've been wanting another one since I finished book 2. My cousin also really likes the books so I know she will want to read it.

B. D. Eastman said...

Thanks for the encouragement and the post. And yes an Isle 3 would be awesome!

Noah Arsenault said...

I'm sure you already know my answer! Behind you all the way! Never alone!

Ryan said...

YEAHHH!!!!

Cson said...

Isle of 3 has been my most anticipated book since Isle of Fire came out. :)

I CAN'T WAIT!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I am SO looking forward to the Ryann Watters movie. I've actually met Mr. Eastman. He was a leader in my Awana club. I'm dying to read his books. As for a third pirate book..... I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy Miller said...

Yes! I have loved your books and I really enjoyed Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire! Because of the ending in the 2 book I just assumed there would be more and I can't wait!

Andy

Sarah said...

GIVE ME PIRATE ADVENTURES BOOK THREE OR GIVE ME . . . uh . . . oh, I know!

GIVE ME PIRATE ADVENTURES BOOK THREE OR GIVE ME WRITER'S BLOCK!!!!!!

I love the Pirate Adventures books! They are basically the only pirate books I will read, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. I hereby join Jake in his 'encouragement', being a loyal UG elf myself.

Thou art the best, Sir Batson!
-Sarah "Narnathron"

Anonymous said...

yes way!! do you have to ask!!! i mean, what about Black
beard?

rachel said...

Of course I want and isle 3!!! Do you even have to ask that when the answer is so obvious!?!? GET WORKING ON THAT BOOK!!! I also am with Jake in his "encouraging"!

Aiwendil said...

I would absolutely LOVE, another pirate book! I can't wait!

The League of Extraordinary Scribes said...

Okay, I'm going to be the odd girl out and say no. I don't want you messing with Cat and Declan and Ann. I am happy with their happy ending.

Uh-huh. I can hear your manacle laughter from here.

Adventure, mayhem, death of characters, amazing plot twists, sea sickness, fantastic new places, and mind blowing action sequences.

Or happily ever after.

It has to end somewhere, and I like the happy ending. ;)

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a pirate book 3! I couldn't believe that the story ended with book 2, and when I finished it I felt like crying! I've read 1 and 2 several times each and I can hardly wait for a 3rd one!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE a new pirates book! Isle of Swords is one of my favorite books in the whole world!! I would love a extension to the series.

Estelwen

sahariar king said...

it's great bro
buisness

Ralyn said...

Do I want a third pirates book?
I mean, do you really have to ask>
*cough*yes*cough*
OH YES I DO!!!!!
*cough* you better believe it *cough*
-R

The Director said...

I'm seconding.... er, thirding.... okay, ten thousanding Sir Jake over there..... PLEASE!!!!! Pirates Book Three or else!!! ;D

The Door Within Aside, your pirate books are my absolute FAVE.

I'm sharpening my Sword of Threatening right now so I can join that gaggle of Elves that will raid your house if you don't do it ;)

Just kidding, Sir Batson.

Sort of.

Elizabeth Eiowing said...

I can't wait for the Ryann Watters movies!!!


OMGOSH OMGOSH YOU HAVE TO WRITE ANOTHER PIRATE ONE!!!!!!!! (Or I'll come raid your house. ;)) I LOVE those books and am VERY anxious to find out more!!!! :D:D

Billy Jepma said...

YES!! Wayne, the Pirates books you wrote are AMAZING!! Whenever I read them, (which is often) I wanna go and pretend I'm seven again and play pirates! Everything about them is amazing, just, AMAZING!! Pleeaassee do another one! And release as a hardcover too! Not as a download only. I MUST have all 3 lined up perfectly. :)

Shadow said...

I wouldn't mind another Pirate book, but the most important question is are you inspired to write another one? If so then by all means... but don't try to force ideas.

Gabe said...

YES!!! MAKE A THIRD ONE!!! the pirate books were always my favorites, so now that you're gonna do a third one (you'd better :D) i'm really really really excited.
oh, and bytheway, when's spider king 3 gonna come out, and are you gonna be self publishing all your books now?

need2read said...

YES! You need to write another pirate adventures book. I mean, look at all these readers who need a good Cristian book filled with action and adventure. You can't find better pirate books that the ones by Sir Batson. I'll be looking forward to the third book, so hurry, please!

Pathfinder said...

A third Pirate Adventure?
Need ye ask?

AYE is my answer. (maybe, perhaps, with Teach as a growing villain?)

let's see, the other people I asked said:
yes
yes
yes, and
YESSS!!!!!


I hope that helps. ;)

Elizabeth L.W. said...

YES! YES! YES! Oh please please please, Sir Batson! I beg you!

CMR said...

Absolutely! Pirate 3!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't read many books (mostly about WWII p51 Mustangs). My Daughter got me to read the first, than the 2nd. I enjoyed them very much. Please do go for the 3rd and beyond.

Siliverien said...

YES! I really enjoy your books and another one of your Pirate Adventure books would be wonderful. :)

Dominic A. said...

Dude you have to write another one!! These books are EPIC!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeesss! Make a third pirate book! ^-^ I'm getting excited over the just the idea of a 3rd book! Never Alone! Endurance and Victory!

ElizabethMarieKauffman said...

YES!!!!! :D The Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire books are some of my favorites by you, and I have been hoping dearly that sometime you would write another! :)

Anonymous said...

Haha, You have been overruled by your readers!!! I have to agree! GIVE US A THIRD BOOK!







Or else I'll die :P

Lady DragonKeeper said...

As the first comment (and multiple comments afterward) said, "Do you have to ask?"

Your pirate series is great and my favorite of all of your series so far ... and I'm a medieval/fantasy loving fangirl, so ... that just shows how good "Isle of Swords" and "Isle of Fire" is ... and though I understand about one of the commenter's concern about wanting to leave Cat, Anne, Declan, etc. with book 2's "happy ending" ... as long as the last book in the pirate series ends up "happily ever after" --I'm satisfied. =)

Anonymous said...

Please write another one! Oh btw to help decide Jake & MANY others have an army of elves ready to raid your house.... just saying
But it's k if you don't we fans will just have to live without an adventure within the pages of a book and get back to our everyday lives *sigh*
Please listen!
Thx
~JJ

Anonymous said...

Please write another one! Oh btw to help decide Jake & MANY others have an army of elves ready to raid your house.... just saying
But it's k if you don't we fans will just have to live without an adventure within the pages of a book and get back to our everyday lives *sigh*
Please listen!
Thx
~JJ

Anonymous said...

The three of us in my household all vote "ARRRRR!"....er...I mean, "AYE!" on a third pirate book! Isle of Night, or some such awesomeness. :-D

~Elizabeth

jolayne said...

Another pirate book! That would be amazing!!! I would will also join with Jake and encourage you, but also warn you, I know that's not really my place but, i love happy endings. If you bring in a new character try to make him/her as amazing as Cat, (I know that's asking a lot.) I'm cautous about this becuase so many series are ruined by the third book/movie *cough*Pirates of the Carrabian *cough*. so i am awaiting book three cautously, but also expectantly and i'm sure you wont dissapoint me...or else.
Never Alone
Jolayne

Anonymous said...

Who wOuldnt want a third pirates book? I didn't really feel like it ended once I read the 2nd book... so I'd really enjoy reading the third. Hmmm, possibilities of a third do excite me. I always enjoy reading your books and the pirates series was just plain awesome. Would Blackbeard be in a third book? If so, then that'd be awesome as well. I suspect he'd learn a few from Thorne though. y'know what not to do etc., If there is a third one I look forward to it greatly.

need2read said...

I know I have already said my piece, but I have thought of some ideas for the title. Here are a few:
Isle of Night(as Elizabeth said)
Isle of Slaves
Isle of Dreams (or Isle Forgotten Dreams)
Isle of Gold
Isle of Nightmares
Isle of Light
Isle of Darkness . . .
I'm sure I could think of more, but that is all I have for now. I have advertised your bogs on my blog, http://need2read9.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't want another pirate book?! They're amazing! Bring on the third book!

Anonymous said...

You should write another Isle of ? but even if you don't you will still write an awesome book but you should (i think) write another about Teach or some other guy. I Millionth it.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Jake! :)
I don't think two books makes a series anyway... or if they do, its very rare. Three books minimum, in my opinion. Another pirate book would be beyond awesome, Sir Batson! (My dad and I read the first two together, and he kept asking if there was a third one. I told him there were rumors... but now I can say its most likely happening!)

Nolan said...

I think everyone is ready for a new pirate adventure ;-) Though what about The Door Within? I remember seeing a poll or something about the possible scenarios for a new one. Maybe for when Grampin was adventuring in The Realm?

Anonymous said...

I need to echo Shadow's answer. If you feel inspired to do a 3rd on, please do so, but don't force yourself to write it just because you think it needs an ending or so many people want another. I'd love to hear more about Cat and Anne, but my sister thinks you should just leave the series as it is. I guess either way, I'll be happy.

However, I might change my mind later and join the ever-growing army of elves. ; )

daughteroflight

nissa_loves_cats said...

Yes!
Pirates!
It's a pity the title Isle of View is already taken.

Amy said...

Please, please, please write another addition to your pirate series! I'm completely obsessed with pirates and I absolutely love Isle of Swords (I've honestly reread it like 5 or 6 times, and currently rereading it again). I'm 18 and love the Isle books (so you have readers of all ages) and have been wondering for a while if there would be a third installment since you left us with a bit of a cliff hanger. I'm ecstatic and hope you cook us up another exciting adventure with Cat, Anne, and Declan! Although I would suggest that you don't use Blackbeard, because unlike fictional characters, you are not really free to shape them anyway you want (Disney made that mistake in POTC 4). Just some advice! :)

Anonymous said...

Isle of Voices...and the onjy way to make it through...is to hear the one true voice...

B. D. Eastman said...

Sounds like a 3rd Pirates book is the way to go! In the meantime, I'd love for you to read Taken (Book 1 in The Quest for Truth) It's a good time to get started because there are 5 books in the series. Turned Risk (Book 2) in yesterday.

Sir William said...

YES, YES, YES, and again, YES.
FINALLY!

Anonymous said...

YES! A third pirate book would be awesome!! Must...have...more...Griffin! ^-^ *Overjoyed*

David said...

Yesss!!!!!!!!!!!!, PLEASE.

Hannah said...

YES PLEASE! I recently read the first two, LOVED THEM! A third book would really be great, there were still a few loose ends hanging at the end of Isle of Fire.

Anonymous said...

God has blessed you with talent and you have used it well.
Please keep writting!

Anonymous said...

a third book would in mandatory.

Crayton said...

I have to say, the Isle of Swords series is my overall favorite set of books ever!!! Pirate book 3 must exist!

And if you don't write it, I will!!!

Erin said...

I am a mom of 4 and my oldest introduced you to us. I have enjoyed all of your books, I cannot put them down and I cannot wait for God to bless you with the perfect 3rd book in your pirate series.

Thank you for weaving worlds that my children can escape to and that I don't have to worry about!!!

Christopher Hopper said...

Can my cameo make a reappearance?

Anonymous said...

Yes, please!

Anonymous said...

Sir Batson, I would love a Isle 3. Please make one :)

Thomas

Anonymous said...

Yay! A third pirate book would be AWESOMECOOLIORADICALEPICSPECTACULARness.

Yeah.

Its a word :P

And the movie news? Wait what movie news...Oh yes sorry sidetracked by pirates. :*

I can't wait to see the movie! Maybe could the door within follow?... :o

Elirena said...

omg PLEASE write a third one. This is my first Christian Fantasy series I read and its amazing and I would be sorely disappointed if it ends like this!

Beth said...

YES!Please do a third pirate book!!! My friends and I would love it!!! (we all love pirates). So I say it again, YES, YES, YES!!!!!
Do I need say it more? No, I think I made my point.

Jared said...

I don't like pirate stories. Except for Isle of Swords and Isle of Fire. Those books are some of the best I've ever read, and that's hard to do, especially with pirates. YES, I would be interested!

Anonymous said...

My family, 7 of us, and I have made a Sunday night adventure of reading the Isle of... series and just finished Isle of Fire. We so want an epic battle with Blackbeard as well as a tale of love between Cat and Anne. So on behalf of my family, pleeeeeeaaaasssseee!

Your fans - The Chapman's

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please, please, please, please, please,...please write another pirates book! I was thinking maybe Isle of Rouges...maybe!
-Liv

Callie said...

Yes, of course I want another pirate book! Don't just leave me hangin'!
(Though I do like the ending. :P But I hate it when series end, good endings or not!)

Adam Jr said...

I'm going to be weird and say no. I don't really want another pirate book.

Okay...let me rephrase that. It is not that I don't want another pirate book. It is simply that I would rather have something else. Like an expansion of The Door Within. Now, I know that sounds impossible, but instead of adding on to the end of the story, you could expand what you already have. You could recount Captain Valithor in the Cold River battles, or something like that. Its not that I don't like pirates, it is simply that I enjoy books geared more toward typical fantasy, like The Door Within, Berinfell Prophecies, and the Dark Sea Annals. But you're the writer, so do what you think best!

Adam the wanna-be elf.

Adam Jr said...

I'm going to be weird and say no. I don't really want another pirate book.

Okay...let me rephrase that. It is not that I don't want another pirate book. It is simply that I would rather have something else. Like an expansion of The Door Within. Now, I know that sounds impossible, but instead of adding on to the end of the story, you could expand what you already have. You could recount Captain Valithor in the Cold River battles, or something like that. Its not that I don't like pirates, it is simply that I enjoy books geared more toward typical fantasy, like The Door Within, Berinfell Prophecies, and the Dark Sea Annals. But you're the writer, so do what you think best!

Adam the wanna-be elf.

swords said...

Nice sellection.I don't read many books (mostly about WWII p51 Mustangs).Swords

Anonymous said...

Yes!!!!!!!Please!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

You had better write another pirate adventure. I have been making up ends for myself for the past year to come up with a good ending but I can't come up with something that would be worthy to call its self part of the amazing books in the pirate adventures. No. The pirate adventures can only be written by one guy. And his name is Wayne Thomas Batson!

Anonymous said...

You had better write another pirate adventure. I have been making up ends for myself for the past year to come up with a good ending but I can't come up with something that would be worthy to call its self part of the amazing books in the pirate adventures. No. The pirate adventures can only be written by one guy. And his name is Wayne Thomas Batson!

Gabe said...

bytheway, if you want a sugestion for a title, i'd sugest "isle of chains"

GOD guy said...

YESYESYESYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

We need to find out about Blackbeard,bring out another lady pirate

Anonymous said...

I've been waiting for a 3rd pirate book for years! Anne and cat are the very best!!!!

The Lego Nerf Nerd said...

You need to have a sequel to this series because that they are epic, and my favorite books apart from my bible. I hope that this next one will be as epic as the first 2!!!

-Bill Mibus

lol me said...

duh doesnt everybody want a third book my friend lent me all his books and im saying BRING OUT 3 THINGS:ANOTHER GRL LIKE ANNE, ANOTHER BOOK AND THE MARRIAGE OF ANNE AND CAT!

Anonymous said...

Yes Yes Yes, what did you think we'd say. The books are awesome

Anonymous said...

Just make sure you end it well!!!!!

LydiaGrace said...

I am gonna have to agree - Isle of ? is a definite must! As well as Jake's ENCOURAGING :) I am not an elf and I don't know where you live, but complications aside, I would definitely join the infamous gaggle.

animalover said...

yes so left me hanging at the end of the Isle of Fire

animalover said...

yes am so interested you left me hanging

Hannah said...

Absolutely yes!

Hannah said...

Absolutely yes!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I know I am totally late in reply to this, but THERE MUST BE ANOTHER PIRATE BOOK! :)

Ken kerrison(or ET) said...

YES PLEASE!!!!!! PIRATE BOOK 3 YES!! But NO BRINGING BACK THORNE.
Thorne dies in isle of fire but YES. ANOTHER PIRATE BOOK!

sammyze said...

My son says, "YES!!"

WriterGirl said...

You will write another pirate book, or you will write another pirate book. You really have no choice. ;D

Hannah said...

You've been my favorite author ever since I read the first sentence of The Door Within. I love the pirate adventures, too, and I thought you'd been leaving me and all of your other fans on a huge cliffhanger. I can't wait until your third one is released. My pet lizard and I salute you!

Hannah (the one with the lizard) said...

Declan Ross, Anne and Cat are waiting for their destiny to unfold. What's it like creating such realistic characters and deciding their fates? I think its amazing how fluently and swiftly your stories flow. They're real page-turners, and I could stay up all night reading them over and over again until each word is forever seared into my mind. I can't wait until you unleash the next pirate book, but are you really going to title it Isle of ?
Just guessing here about the plot, but why not call it Isle of Thorns?

Anonymous said...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write a third book! I am dying to read more! You are an amazing author and always keep me on the edge of my seat. I love your books so much.

Anonymous said...

For the title... what about "Isle of Thunder"? :)

Anonymous said...

My brother does not like to read, but after introducing him to th Isle of Swords he hasn't been able to put the series down! Please write a third book!!!

Anonymous said...

If you're writing a third book, then research is optional. Especially, if you're going to include our dear Mr Teach - Blackbeard to us mere mortals. Perhaps you could throw in a few historical pirates as well? This time, try to depict New Providence as a pirate island as it was in real life.

Anonymous said...

Research is possibly vital if you're going to include Blackbeard as the main villain. For instance, try adding historical characters associated with him and make New Providence a pirate island, as it was in real life. I'd love to see Commodore Blake deal with that!

Anonymous said...

A plot idea: It is 1718, just when the British and Spanish empires thought the Carribean is safe, a new pirate-lord strikes fear into the hearts of merchants and the Navy. Duncan Ross is approached with a mission - to bring in the pirate Blackbeard and his allies, dead or alive. Meanwhile, the cruel pirate Charles Vane launches a surprise attack on the monks' new monastery and escapes with a map written in a Celtic language. The map leads to a treasure buried by Henry Morgan (yes, I know that pirates never saw the point in burying treasure, but it has a little grain of truth to it). Could Blackbeard be involved? Jacques St Pier befriends a plantation owner named Stede Bonnet who has to decide between his friends among the Brethren of the Coast and the Law. At some point in their travels, Cat, Anne and Commodore Blake encounter a strange Welshman named Bart Roberts...
Proposed title - Isle of Black Sails.
Proposed symbol - A skull wearing a black tricorn with lit matches underneath with two crossed pistols.

Anonymous said...

An optional plot idea: It is 1718 and the Spanish and British empires in the Caribbean are being terrorized by a new foe, one who strikes fear into the hearts of sailors and Navy-men alike. He is a West Countryman named Edward Teach, better known by one name: Blackbeard! Duncan Ross is approached with a proposition - bring in Blackbeard and his allies either captured...or swinging from a yardarm. Meanwhile, the cruel pirate Charles Vane launches a surprise attack on the monks' new monastery and steals a map written in a Celtic language. It's secret: a vast amount of monastery gold hidden by Henry Morgan on a dark island inhabited by cannibals and dark magic. Could he be working for Blackbeard and the pirate-lord Hornigold? Cat and Anne sail off in pursuit and befriend a gentleman-sailor named Stede Bonnet - who must decide between his friends in New Providence and the Law - and a strange Welsh sailor named Bart Roberts. Commodore Blake is tasked with bringing an amnesty to the pirate-infested Bahamas with privateer Woodes Rogers. Not an easy task! Despite all this, Blackbeard is swiftly gathering his strength at his hideout in the Carolinas, who will be predator and who will be prey?

Proposed title - Isle of Black Sails

Proposed symbol - A skull wearing a black tricorn with lit matches underneath with two crossed pistols.

Anonymous said...

As a continuous Fan of the Isle books it would be wonderful to receive another book of the series, and more if possible.