The final word count came out to 153.5K words, which is 15K shorter than Book 1, The Distant. This means with less page count and so I'll have to tweak the spine of the cover, since it will be thinner. Shouldn't be an issue... but I could probably pad the text a little to inflate the page count and make the graphics work easier. But I'd rather not do that.
Anyway, the novel should be out on trade paperback and Kindle eBook by next month. Then it's on to the finale, Rom Tar. Yay me!