I’m happy to say The Herald of Day, the first book in the Boar King’s Honor series, is on track for release in the next few weeks! Some unexpected problems pushed it back, but it really will be out soon. I can’t wait!
In case you missed the earlier posts about The Boar King’s Honor, it’s a trilogy about the descendants of a mage named Edmund Mainwaring. Edmund trusted the wrong man and unwittingly helped murder Richard III’s nephews, who’re known as The Princes in the Tower. Richard III was wrongly blamed, so the Mainwaring heirs are cursed until they clear the king’s name.
Lifting the curse is the goal in each book, but the characters also face larger problems. In Herald, a powerful wizard has changed the history of England to set up a dictatorship of the Gifted. The second book, The Steel Rose, takes place between Napoleon’s escape from Elba and his defeat at Waterloo, with the fate of Europe at stake. The story wraps up in The King’s Champion. Set in 1940 between the Dunkirk evacuation and the start of the Blitz, it’s about a German plan to invade England.
You can read the first chapter of The Herald of Day here.
A friend put me in touch with someone who’s helping with the research for the next Light Mage Wars book, Nemesis. I’m eager to put Tasha and Carter’s story out in the world, but I won’t do it until I can be sure the story is accurate.
Once Nemesis is out, I’m looking forward to writing Avenger, a novella featuring Sybil from Renegade. In between books, I’ll have a few shorts, including another Christmas story, “The Magic Christmas Guy.” Spymaster will be out in early 2017. After that will be Ranger in the fall. Spymaster and Ranger are both full-length novels.
There may also be a couple of short stories about Griff and Val. Those are kind of bubbling around in my head right now.
I’m also working on Danger’s Dance, a sequel to Danger’s Edge, my story in the Capitol Danger anthology. Danger’s Dance, an Arachnid Files novella, is about what happened between Arachnid operative Kelsey Mitchell and FBI special agent Greg Reed after the action-packed Inauguration Night detailed in the anthology. To read an excerpt of Danger’s Edge, click here.
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