Meg: Legacy is a collection of all the Meg novels (7), novellas (3), and a prequel collected in one set or available as individual books. The sets retail for $508.83, and each individual volume retails for $72.69. The individual books will release over time. Check out some of the details below, and follow Steve's Facebook page for all things Meg releated.
MEG: LEGACY is a seven volume Collector’s Edition set of (faux) leather-bound hardbacks with all the extras, available in three amazing colors (Trench Black, Blood-Red & Ocean Blue.), LEGACY will not be sold in stores or on amazon; each volume must be pre-ordered at SteveAlten.com. These are NOT standard hardbacks, they are thick, built-to-last tombs of entertainment, only 5,000 sets of which will be printed. We hope to send Volume One to the printer mid-June, allow 8-10 weeks for delivery. The next Volume will then be made available for pre-order every 3-4 months, (or you can also pay for the entire series all at once).
From Steve Alten
"Why I decided to create MEG LEGACY:..
-- has as much to do with the future of the franchise as the past. When I wrote the first book (MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror) I knew I would eventually write a sequel (The Trench) that focused on the captive pup (Angel). Four years separate the two storylines in order to give the Meg sufficient time to grow before she reached her first stage of estrus (heat) – the urge to mate sending her crashing through the canal doors to escape, where her instincts guide her back to the Mariana Trench.
Years later I would write the first novella (Angel of Death: Survival) which covers the young shark’s battle to survive other creatures stalking her in the half-finished Tanaka Lagoon.
Book three (Primal Waters) adds a teen daughter (Dani Taylor) and young son (David) to the cast – seventeen years separating books 2 & 3. That’s a big span of time. What was Angel doing all those years? Was her presence a threat to another apex predator? That’s where Angel of Death-2: Apex Predator fills in that gap.
Four more years separate PW from MEG: Hell’s Aquarium – leaving room for a third novella. MEG: Nightstalkers picks up right away, then Generations and finally Purgatory (figure mid-2024).
What MEG: LEGACY allows me to do is take this giant shark tale that spans 7 novels, 3 novellas, and a prequel over 4-5 decades and re-edit everything so that instead of uneven roads and detours there is one smooth superhighway where everything flows past to present – including the Hero’s Journey – all leading to the shocking ending. Throughout that epic journey there will be author commentary and new artwork, and special bonus features that deal with the FACTion that all came true (like hydrothermal vents in the Mariana Trench and glowing albino sharks, and lost seas and ancient aquifers existing miles beneath the sea floor, harboring…
While the novels inspired the movies, I see MEG: Legacy as an episodic TV series that takes itself very seriously and (more important) has the time a TV series offers to develop the characters – including the Meg characters – each shark having its own distinct personality."