• HaguroGONE!

    13 September 2021

    I wrote a short story called "Hagurosan" many years ago for the War Child anthology, "Kids' Night In". It used to be on my site, to read for free, but several years later, the publishers Barrington Stoke, who produce books for children with dyslexia or other reading problems, asked me if I would work with them to tweak it, so that they could publish it as a short book. When that was released, I removed the story from my site, in order not to take away sales from the print edition.


    Recently, I noticed that the book was no longer listed on the Barrington Stoke site, so I restored it to my site, once again for free. But the good people at Barrington Stoke quickly got in touch to say that the book wasn't actually out of print, and that they had been looking at new ways to relaunch it. So, I'm afraid it's a case of easy come... easy go... again!! I've removed the story from my site once more, and assuming Barrington Stoke push ahead with the relaunch, it will remain removed for the foreseeable future.


    This is the link for the Barrington Stoke site -- let's keep a close eye on it, and hopefully we'll be seeing the return of Hagurosn in the very near future: https://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/


    If the paperback book does become available again, you'll find out first in my monthly newsletter: https://darrenshan.com/news/shanville-monthly which you can subscribe to by clicking here: https://darrenshan.com/news/subscribe


    I'll quickly add that, while Hagurosan is temporarily unavailable, my short book "Koyasan" is on sale through Amazon stores worldwide at a very reasonable price -- both were inspired by visits to Japan, so I see them as something of a spiritual pair. I released it for World Book Day many years ago, and it's been out of print physically ever since, but it still often gets mentioned by fans who remember it fondly -- for many, it was their introduction to my worlds, as they got it for free with their World Book Day vouchers when they were children that year. You can buy the eBook by clicking here: https://www.amazon.com/Koyasan-Darren-Shan-ebook/dp/B01LQI2HXC/



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