As anyone who has read "Shards" knows, it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. (Okay, two huge cliffhangers. Sorry about that.)
It’s going to be a little while yet until part two of "Shards", AKA "The War of the Ravels", will be available, so in the interest of alleviating excess worry, I’ve posted the resolutions to the cliffhangers at the links below.
These are first drafts, so they are subject to change, but they are definitely the direction the story is going in part two.
Unless I change my mind.
This Isn’t Disneyland
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Well I selected my cover art for “Shards” already — sometimes you find an image and it just clicks! This artwork is “Inhale Exhale — The 7th Hour”, by Emilie Leger. (Check her page for more great art, one of which is likely to eventually become the cover of “The War of the Ravels”. For those who are allergic to Facebook, she also has a page at deviantART.)
I am looking at four options for the title and author name text, in horizontal and vertical permutations. I am leaning toward the vertical ones, but haven’t decided which I like best. (Well actually I’m sitting down, but you know what I mean.)
Well, for the one or two readers (both of whom are most likely in the UK) who are still waiting for the follow-up to Dragon Stones (which was once upon a time the #1 best seller on the Kindle fantasy lists in the UK), it is finally finished! The new book, Shards, is part one of a two-part fantasy series, and clocks in at about 111,000 words. For those who are keeping track, that’s somewhat shorter than A Flock of Crows is Called a Murder or Dragon Stones, but longer than Night Watchman or Long Before Dawn. Why release it as two books instead of one? Well …