Today is the release of The Prince the second/fourth book in my Dragonsfall/Anamat series. Long-awaited (by me, at least), I hope that it will not disappoint my new and/or loyal readers.
I started writing this story in early 2002, over fourteen years ago. In those days, writers who produced a book a year were considered fast and those who took a decade to write a book seemed perfectly normal. Nowadays I look around and see people turning out a book a month.
By the time I launch the final book in this series, it will have been a full decade and a half since I first put fingers to keyboard on this story. I don’t recommend this protracted production schedule. It’s left me struggling to find ways to express ideas that were compelling to me at a different stage in my life, and unable to really apply some of the lessons I was picking up along the way. That said, taking a long time with this book has given me the chance to learn a lot, and I like to think that it’s given the characters some depth – more depth than they started out with, at any rate.
This is the story of a love affair that was never going to end with a happily-ever-after, but it’s not all bad. The characters learn a thing or two while the world changes around them. The dragons change, too, but to learn more about that, you’ll have to read the book.
I’m delighted to pronounce this book done. Now, all I have to do is to finish wrapping up the series in the next book. I’m getting started on major revisions and am currently planning a January/February 2017 release date.
You can check out the details and store links on its book page, here.