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The eagle eyed among will notice this is the first post I’ve made in weeks. This has been due in the main part to hammering out Book Three of The Erebus Sequence. The working title is ‘Throne’ at the moment. I’m still fine tuning.
I reached the end of the first draft of Throne yesterday, which is to say that it’s not remotely finished at all. There’s a whole chapter missing for one thing, perhaps even two. One half of the book is much more polished than the other (the even numbered chapters, seems as you’re asking). I’m hoping the plot holes jump out at me when I next read it, which won’t be for a few months. Then I’ll redraft and send it to my test reader.
Throne is an odd book. Whereas most Fantasy novels throw war in at some point this novel focuses on prevention. There’s not enough prevention of war in this (or indeed any) worlds, in my humble opinion, so this was my chance to address that. Be the change you want to see in the world, and so on. There’s also a huge amount of dressing up in disguise, sword fights, drug taking, sarcasm, and no rape. Because: be the change you want to see in the world.
Throne has a publishing date of 2016. The Boy with the Porcelain Blade is due out March 20th 2014, with the follow up (Currently ‘Blood’) due in 2015.
If you simply can’t wait to get hold of my written words, you might like to try Shapeshifters from Fox Spirit Books. My story is tucked away at the back, so it doesn’t cause trouble presumably. The short tale is called Seductions and you can buy a paperback HERE. No idea about the ebook currently. I expect some digital gnomes are working in a sweatshop to make it happen.
The story charts the fortunes of Captain Jago Fox, after his modest beginnings in Piracy, available HERE, or HERE if you’re electronically inclined. As you may have guessed, these are tales set at sea, with a strong emphasis on the supernatural.
And that’s all for now,