New York Times Best-selling authors Ted Dekker Tosca Lee and announced a change in their 2012 publishing schedule last month.
It was announced last year that the last two books of the Books of Mortal series, Mortal and Sovereign, which they both coauthored, which were formerly scheduled for a 2012 and 2013 release date, were moved forward to a June 2012 and a September 2012 release date on request of the publisher. This resulted in a book that Ted announced for an April 2012 release date to be moved back to a 2013 release date. However, there have been a few changes since then.
Mortal will be released June of this year, as planned; however, Soveriegn has been moved back to its original planned release date in 2013. But this sad news has been dulled down by the announcement of Ted’s novel that was moved back to 2013.
The Sanctuary will be released October of 2012 instead of 2013. The novel was announced by Ted when he posted on his Facebook page about its tentative title, The Apprentice then Meltdown. Ted finally announced the official title, The Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary will be a continuation of the characters in Ted’s 2012 thriller The Priest’s Graveyard, Danny Hansen and Renee Gilmore. Here’s the summary:
THE SANCTUARY is the gripping story of vigilante priest, Danny Hansen, who is now serving a fifty year prison term in California for the murder of two abusive men. Filled with remorse, Danny is determined to live out his days by a code of non-violence and maneuvers deftly within a ruthless prison system.
But when Renee Gilmore, the woman he loves, receives a box containing a bloody finger and draconian demands from a mysterious enemy on the outside, Danny must find a way to escape.
They are both drawn into a terrifying game of life and death. If Renee fails, the priest will die; if Danny fails, Renee will die. And the body count will not stop at two.
THE SANCTUARY is Ted Dekker at his best, a powerful thriller that relentlessly plumbs the depths of punishment and rehabilitation, both in a flawed corrections system and in the human heart.

Sounds interesting, yes? I for one am ecsatic about it. I have been waiting for this book for a long time!
Also, Tosca has announced that her highly-anticpated novel Iscariot, will be released by Simon & Schuster early 2013. This book is about the infamous betrayer of Christ, Judas Iscariot.
Looks like not only a great two years for Ted and Tosca, but also for their readers!

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