A word about the Dirk version

Now that I’m back from the Kanab Writer’s conference and galavanting around the Utah mountains (I got to see dinosaur tracks–so that was cool.) I’m working on the Dirk version again. But I want to warn people that it isn’t all that different from the Jesse version as far as the storyline.

Originally the storylines veered off quite a bit. In one version, Overdrake died, in the other, he didn’t. In one version Dirk ended up living with Bianca, in the other he didn’t  The Jesse version had an epilogue and originally the Dirk version didn’t. But after I wrote both versions I liked some elements/scenes better than the counterparts, so I changed both versions so they had the scenes I liked best.

And that’s how they ended up with almost the same plotline. Tori and Jesse just feel differently about things as they transpire in the versions. (In the Dirk version, I took out a lot of Jesse’s inner thought about wanting to get back together with Tori because that would just make it sadder when she chooses Dirk.) I’m telling you this because I don’t want anyone to buy both versions and then be disappointed that it isn’t a different story.

I’m afraid if I just put up one ebook with both stories without telling people which version is first, people won’t understand that they need to choose which version they want to read. So what I will do (Amazon willing) is put both ebooks up for sale, and the Dirk version will have that story first and the Jesse one second. I’ll add the Dirk version to the back of the Jesse version and will tell you which version it is in the title. If you already bought the Jesse version, I think there’s a way to update your file.

As far as the paper books, I’ll have to sell separate versions of those because otherwise, it would be 700 pages and the price would be too high and the binding would probably fall apart. No one wants that.

Anyway, Dirk fans, hang in there.


  1. A
    July 16, 2020 at 7:26 am

    Hi Ms. Rallison,

    I know it’s been several months since this post. I am looking to purchase the Jesse Version, and I think this is it: https://www.amazon.com/Slayers-Into-Firestorm-Jesse-Version/dp/1675341079/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1PZNW09SJ0NYN&dchild=1&keywords=slayers+into+the+firestorm&qid=1594908459&sprefix=slayers+into+the+%2Caps%2C192&sr=8-2#customerReviews

    However, the preview says this is the Dirk version. I am Confused?

    • Janette Rallison
      July 16, 2020 at 12:02 pm

      Hi, glad you like the series! I looked at the link, and from what I can tell, this is the Jesse version–I just say it’s the Dirk version in the preview–ugh! Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll change it.

      If you’re buying the ebook, then both versions are included. (Which seemed like a good idea, but has actually been confusing for quite a few people because the books are so similar and if you’re the type of person who flips to the end of the book, (Yes, people do that) you’ll see the second ending instead of the first.

      And all of this is why authors should never do two endings.

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