July is a big month for me. I’m finally launching The Boar King’s Honor trilogy with The Herald of Day. I’d hoped to have it out sooner, but it needed just a bit more polish.
I also have a lead on someone who may be able to help me 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.
In case you missed the earlier posts about it, The Boar King’s Honor is 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.
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 that other 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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