Slayers: Into the Firestorm (Jesse version) is available

Guess what is now available? That’s right–the last book of the Slayers series! And I do mean the last. I know you all have heard that for the last two books, but this one really is the end.

It is the Jesse version

If you are team Dirk, wait for a week or two and I’ll have that version out. They are 85% the same so you don’t have to read both versions. And no, I didn’t mean to make them that much the same but that is another blog post.

Here is the link!

Buy Slayers: Into the Firestorm for 3.99!


  1. Connie
    October 26, 2019 at 12:52 am

    YAY! I’m team Dirk but I read the Jesse version anyway… looking forward to the other book when it’s released 🙂

    Thanks for a great series and for all your hard work!

    ****spoiler alert****

    One question I have is whether Dirk ever truly reconciled with his other slayer friends after the battle. He did so much to protect them throughout the books and genuinely cared about them, and your prologue was about not underestimating friendship. However, it didn’t really seem like friendship was a main motivator behind Dirk’s actions in the climax (understandable, since it was important for him to fully realize all that stuff about his dad… but it seemed like he just needed his “frenemies” to help), and then afterwards the ending didn’t really show much friendship between Dirk and the slayers except for Tori. He and Jesse just nodded at each other at the end, and I felt sad because Jesse and Dirk used to be best friends… Dirk was so grieved when he found out his dad wanted to drug Jesse in the past. I felt like the slayers didn’t ever realize how much Dirk cared about them. And then he decided to move away :(.

    But maybe the Dirk version will show more reconciliation? *hopeful*
    I just feel bad for Dirk that he seems to have lost everything he wanted except for dragons+Mom+siblings. He lost Tori (as his love), his dad, his close friendship with the slayers, and his home. But you know, I’m team Dirk so maybe team Jesse wouldn’t feel any of these things 😛

    • Janette Rallison
      October 26, 2019 at 1:30 am

      Good points. The ending was getting so long I didn’t want to show much of a reconciliation. (It would have been slow, but in my mind, at least, it did happen.) Maybe I need to add more. See, that’s the good thing and the bad thing about ebooks. They can be changed. So I may end up endlessly tweaking things.

      • Connie
        October 26, 2019 at 4:47 pm

        Thank you for the response! Good to know that they eventually reconciled! I’ll just state one more opinion, since you haven’t finished the Dirk version quite yet 😀 … I’m really hoping that the Slayers and Tori find out that Dirk actually ran away from his dad and was fully committed to the Slayers’ side, except he was caught and forced to return home. I just want Dirk to be vindicated! Haha but it’s your call, of course. I’m very much looking forward to reading it!

        Also, if you’re going to be tweaking the Jesse version, I noticed that Shang’s name was spelled Shane at some point. Maybe toward the middle of the book. Probably autocorrect.

  2. Melinda
    October 26, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Yay! We are so excited to read it! 😀 My son is begging to know which is the ‘real’ ending. Which ending do you feel is more true to Torri’s character? We will probably buy and read both endings either way, but were curious which way you as the author think it should have gone. 🙂

    • Janette Rallison
      October 26, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      The problem with writing two endings–and why I will never do it again–is that whatever version I was working on felt like the real ending. But you can tell your son that originally I meant for Tori to end up with Jesse. So I guess that would qualify as the real ending. See, this is what happens when you make a villain likable and he takes over your series and you realize that the climax is really about him, not any of the heroes. People, including your daughters, want him to end up with the heroine.

      • Emily
        October 29, 2019 at 6:25 pm

        So what I’m hearing is maybe you had a thought to end with Jesse had the beginning of the story but writing the story out you realized that Dirk was gonna be end game and would have pulled your heart if you didn’t write two endings 😉……so your a Dirk fan!!!! No worries it’s the right choice!!!! ❤️

        • Connie
          October 29, 2019 at 11:50 pm

          Like how JK Rowling later admitted that Harry should have ended up with Hermione instead of Ron, even though she originally planned for her to marry Ron.

  3. Jen
    October 26, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Will one be able to buy the two books as a bundle?

  4. M
    November 15, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Any word yet on when the Dirk version will be released? I’m dying to know what happens (but I’m devoutly Team Dirk 🙂 )

    • Janette Rallison
      November 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      I’m going over it right now (Just got back from a writers’ conference and visit with family). I’m about 1/3 done and hope to be all the way through it by the end of next week.

      • M
        November 17, 2019 at 10:23 am

        Awesome, thanks! I’m re-reading the others now 🙂

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