It’s a bit of a puzzle to me to see bookstores carrying The Maze, the second of my Thomas Pichon series, and not the first, Thomas, A Secret Life. True, you don’t have to read them both, or in the sequence in which I wrote them and they appeared, but I hope readers do. But when Thomas is not even on the shelf beside The Maze, it pretty much guarantees people will not know there was a book one before book two. I recall one bookstore that had both, but in different sections of the store fifty feet apart. Four places I know that do carry both Thomas and The Maze, and have them side by side, are Halifax’s Bookmark, Fredericton’s Westminster Books, Sackville, NB’s Tidewater Books and the Colchester Historeum in Truro, NS.
Online, the ebook versions are always both available, though I don’t think there is anything in the descriptions that tell potential readers that they are books 1 and 2 of what will be a quartet.