Book 2, title still pending, is a much more complex project that ALRDW and Book 3 (yes, Book 3’s first draft is done) will be transformed with the work on Book 2.
I got stuck on a chunk of writer’s block that was keeping me from unifying the two biggest plot lines together, but the solution has spawned another plotline and comprehension of the mechanics of what is going on in the land. Yeah… that sentence made sense… right? Not just me? Ahem… okay, nevermind. Anyway…. Big stuff happening, and now that one obstacle has been defeated, I can push forward some more and hopefully that will push other blockages out of the way too.
All caused because everyone’s so far fallen in love with Brother Finn. Love the guy, but boy, I never expected him to go full “Han Solo” like he had, necessitating the need for book 2. But, I digress and you’ve heard this all before. As it sits right now, I have six plotlines that I need to wrangle with. A challenge I did not expect. But so much has started to happen in the setting you guys deserve to see some of the cool stuff.
Teasers that I can give you is that you will learn what Brother Finn has been up to… so to speak… in Kynligrspiejl.
You will also learn that the political life in Akiniwazi is not quite as stable as you may have thought and start learning more about the Visekonge and the Hird. Heavy is the head that wears the crown.
There’s going to be more traveling and adventure, and I’m going to pull some triggers on the Chekov’s Guns I left lying about un-fired from ALRDW. It’s all been leading me to some interesting places in my own mind and the global story arc. There’s a lot of fantastic things out there to write about, and some are going to be mindblowing.
One of the places you will be visiting is Dyrrvatn Kastali. The capital! Oh yes. Not sure how much time you’re going to spend there, or what you’ll all see and experience, but I promise you this, you’re going into some pretty impressive places and see what happens in the most powerful city and land of Akiniwazi.
One subplot of the many that have come up will be peeled off to become it’s own standalone short story/novelette for it confused the timeline for readers (and author). It’ll be great prep for you for the novel too, though you won’t have to read it beforehand. I’m fairly certain it will be a freebie too. That’s the goal.
The other subplot that I had to push out will actually be moved into Book 3 if I can figure out how to connect it up. It involves people who would not come into play in Book 2 currently, but could really crank up the thrills in Book 3.
The last thing I’ll give away is that Reimar is not in Book 2. Yes I know, but it just doesn’t make sense for him. He’s in the Trivium at Saint Martin’s learning how to read, write, do basic math… you know… the good essential stuff. That’s the time period that Book 2 is set in. Hope you’re not too disappointed, but with what is set for Book 3, heh heh heh…
I’m sure the wait will be worth it.