Sleo, so did I.
At any rate, never trust Amazon's dates. Ever.
I just received a second notification from Amazon.com that the PAPERBACK of Initiate's Trial is available for preorder. There is no release date listed.
The one I preordered is the hardcover.
I just realised amazon.co.uk does have both blurbs up, they have Janny's revised one for the paperback.
The original blurb is still there for the hardcover.
And the USA site has a revised original one removing some of the more misleading elements.
I do not mind the blurb being about the first chapter although spicing it up a bit by playing more on Arithon's peril if he does not get freed (skip the spoiler about the daughter freeing him) and Lysaers struggle to control himself and his fanatics will probably grab more new readers. Got to play with the emotions, even in the blurb.
I have no idea why there is a confusion over the US Amazon listing; or at this stage, what is accurate...
I had thought there would be a simultaneous release, but the US distributor informed me of the January date, apparently confirmed by Jeff's finding of the listings at HC UK.
I am still waiting to hear back from my editor on so much, it's a long list. Will try to get to the bottom of the confusion, once I can get a bead on someone who can give me the direct line.
Annette - thanks for the comment.