Wayne Batson and I spent the better part of the afternoon on iChat finishing the outline for the final few chapters of The Berinfell Prophecies Book III. Both our craniums are aching, but it’s all worth it, knowing the faces our readers are going to make while devouring these pages. I only wish I could have a web cam going when they get to these twists and turns. [Author does maniacal laugh].

Back to writing!



Gabe · 4 Apr ’12 at 4:16 pm


May 15th just can’t come soon enough! 😀

    Christopher Hopper · 4 Apr ’12 at 4:18 pm

    Oh, how we love making you squirm!

    Gabe · 4 Apr ’12 at 4:54 pm

    I think authors feed off the suspense of their readers. 😛

Wayne Thomas Batson · 4 Apr ’12 at 5:16 pm

Seriously, my brain is FRIED. FRIED, I tell you, like deep fried! Holy smokes, I can’t think straight. But the outline is cool. So that’s what counts.

    Gabe · 4 Apr ’12 at 5:33 pm


    Christopher Hopper · 4 Apr ’12 at 8:48 pm

    Fried shrimp anyone? Fried dough? Fried twinkies?


    Tyler · 5 Apr ’12 at 6:28 pm

    I can’t wait. I think having a fired brain is worth it. If I were you guys, I’d be happy to do it as long as my reader were happy to read it.

AnneMarie · 4 Apr ’12 at 5:28 pm

Wayne looks, uh, confused here…

Glade · 4 Apr ’12 at 5:46 pm

Awesome!!!!! Can’t wait for the next book!!!

You know what I think? I think they should seriously start putting webcams in in the books and broadcast expressions live on a website! That would be epic! And nice sail boat, by the way, Sir Hopper!

Also, one more question: are you going to explain the whole pot-and-object-that-Grimwarden-stashed bit that took place in Venom and Song? You know, during the challenge? Grimwarden hid something that was in the earthen jar when no one was looking? Is that mystery going to play a part in the third book? I’m dying to know! 🙂

    Christopher Hopper · 4 Apr ’12 at 8:50 pm

    Glad: that sail boat was built by my father and grandfather in the 50’s. We’re all sailors.

    As for the subterranean clay vessel, you’ll just have to wait and see…

Taisia · 4 Apr ’12 at 8:26 pm

That’s so exciting!!!! I can’t wait! The Berinfell Prophicies is one of my favourite series. 🙂

    Christopher Hopper · 4 Apr ’12 at 8:50 pm

    Ah – we’re very honored to be in that category. Thank you!

Ciara · 4 Apr ’12 at 8:41 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! *dies of excitement* *revives so she can read the book as soon as it comes out* I’M SOOOO EXCITED!! *explodes*

    Christopher Hopper · 4 Apr ’12 at 8:51 pm

    There we go again. Exploding Elven parts everywhere. Gross.

    Ciara · 4 Apr ’12 at 9:31 pm

    Maybe it is a little gross… *explodes* <– Sorry, couldn't help myself. The excitement is too much to bear. Aaaaand… I just like doing it xD

    Gabe · 4 Apr ’12 at 9:47 pm


    sorry, I LOVE doing that! 😛

    Ciara · 5 Apr ’12 at 3:51 pm

    Crack you up? O.o That’s not good. Authors work better in one piece. How will you be able to write?

    AHA! I have just the solution. *runs off to get tape*

      Christopher Hopper · 6 Apr ’12 at 7:50 am

      [author covered in tape tries to talk]

      Muh hgf uhba ja frub.

      [translation: thank you for the tape]

    Gabe · 5 Apr ’12 at 4:52 pm

    @Ciara: hahaha!

    @CH: thanks!

    Tyler · 5 Apr ’12 at 6:32 pm

    Did you really have to infect another website with EED (Exploding Elf Disease)?

    Ciara · 5 Apr ’12 at 8:46 pm

    Hahaha Tyler 😀 Exploding Elf Disease… there’s only one thing I can say to that….


      Christopher Hopper · 6 Apr ’12 at 7:48 am

      I’m thoroughly covered in Elf guts.


    Ciara · 6 Apr ’12 at 7:54 am

    Whoops! *unexplodes* Izzat better?

    And you’re welcome for the tape xD

    Ciara · 6 Apr ’12 at 11:44 am

    That’s not good. I think I need those… XD

      Christopher Hopper · 6 Apr ’12 at 12:39 pm

      Probably, yes. [Author hands guts back to Ciara]

    Ciara · 6 Apr ’12 at 12:48 pm

    Why thank you. *takes guts from author*

    Oh wow, looks like my brother found my heart (he just walked over with a half blown up, red, deformed balloon) XD

Sarah · 5 Apr ’12 at 8:34 am

SO EXCITING! I, personally, am looking to find out what’s behind those behind-the-scenes chapters you released around Christmas. Thanks for the update, Sir Hopper!

    Christopher Hopper · 6 Apr ’12 at 7:51 am

    You’re most welcome!

    KitKat120 · 20 Apr ’12 at 7:32 pm

    Behind the scenes chapters???? Where Where Where?!?!?!?!????? SOOO EXCITED!!! *Explodes* (why do elves explode when excited?)

Ethaecia · 5 Apr ’12 at 11:08 am

*screams* *faints* *explodes* CAN. NOT. WAIT!!!!!!!

Aarathyn · 5 Apr ’12 at 11:52 am

Wait, is there something we can read? I don’t see it… Or do I have to follow the blog…

    Christopher Hopper · 6 Apr ’12 at 7:50 am

    We released something back around Christmas time. I believe it was via Mr. Batson’s blog, but I’d have to look to be sure.

    Gabe · 7 Apr ’12 at 12:44 pm

    It was on the UG. The thread was called “[sticky] A little Christmas surprise”

Trinel Silvertree · 5 Apr ’12 at 10:43 pm

Very stoked for the third book! Shall the Berinfell Prophecies be a trilogy or a series I wonder…Sir Hopper and Sir Baston, your books sit on my shelf beside the works of Tolkien and C.S Lewis 🙂

    Christopher Hopper · 6 Apr ’12 at 7:47 am

    Wow – that’s quite the honor! Speechless.

    We have something special planned for The Berinfell Prophecies that will be announced upon the release of the third book. Stay tuned!

    Gabe · 7 Apr ’12 at 12:43 pm

    AAAGH! More suspense!

Wayne Thomas Batson · 6 Apr ’12 at 3:25 pm

EED. That is WAY TOO FUNNY. It sounds like something you could toss that would explode. Like a grenade. Exploding Elf Device? Maybe? Grimwarden leaps, spies the Gwar snipers, and tosses a handful of EED’s. BOOM BOOM BOOM

    Ciara · 6 Apr ’12 at 3:46 pm

    HA! *ominous music plays in background* A weapon unknown to the Gwar, unheard of by the Drefids, and feared by the spiders… THE EED!

    Gabe · 7 Apr ’12 at 12:43 pm

    Haha! I like!
    You should totally put that in a book! 😀
    or a deleted chapter maybe, or something

Aarathyn · 7 Apr ’12 at 12:51 pm

EEDS sound cool! Like little bugs that blow up. That’s it! BUGS!!

    KitKat120 · 20 Apr ’12 at 7:40 pm

    What about more of the exploding rocks that Tommy made the cannons for in book 2?? (my brother has our books so i can’t find the name…:P 🙂

CrazyAndyMan · 8 Apr ’12 at 10:45 pm

AAAA! may 15 just can’t come soon enough!! *runs around in circles until may 15* *explodes*

    KitKat120 · 20 Apr ’12 at 7:44 pm

    It will quite possibly be my favorite day of, like, FOREVER!!! *explodes* 😀

Trinel Silvertree · 10 Apr ’12 at 11:10 pm

We’re all going to be elven zombies pretty soon if this keeps up! Hmm, what do you call an elven zombie? A zomven, an elbie? Or perhaps just a SEP (Sky-high Elven Pieces)!

    KitKat120 · 20 Apr ’12 at 7:44 pm

    SEP LOL <3

Kyle Hericks · 13 Apr ’12 at 6:08 pm

:O I can’t wait for the 3rd book, I’ve read the 1st 2 books 2 times already!!!

    KitKat120 · 20 Apr ’12 at 7:45 pm

    only twice?!?! hahaha i practically have them memorized… Is it a problem if you know book characters better than some of your friends?

Lisa Racine · 2 Jun ’12 at 12:46 am

Just a question about the thrid book in the Berinfell Prophecies. Is it being released in June 2012, like Amazon says? Looking forward to reading this. Thanks!

Scarlet Raptor · 29 Aug ’12 at 1:16 am

Yay!! I can’t wait till September 15. (Explodes, then comes back together so I can read the book)

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