Monday, November 27, 2006

New Book. Maybe.

I think I've started a new book, provisional title 'The Third Realm.' I say I *think* I've started, because you can never be sure it's going to work until it works. In the old days, I reckoned that if a book passed the 10,000 word mark it was going to go the distance. Now I can usually spot a goer a bit sooner. At the moment the word count is under 500, so you can appreciate the hesitation. But I'm hopeful. The central character is interesting and so is the overall theme.

May not move fast, however: I'm horribly diverted by 'Strictly Come Dancing' and 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.'

Sunday, November 12, 2006


In my last post I said 'Faerie Lord' was to be published in the autumn of next year, 2007. Turns out this announcement was a little premature. The book *will* be published next autumn, but only in the United States where it's scheduled to appear in hardback. U.K readers will have to wait until February, 2008, when a 'Faerie Lord' paperback will be issued as part of a general relaunch and repackaging of the entire series under some of the most stunning fantasy covers you will ever see.

So is that it? No more Faerie Wars? Well, not quite. 'Faerie Lord' certainly completes the story begun in the original 'Faerie Wars' but there are several plans afoot to revisit the Realm in a whole new different and exciting way. It's all under wraps at the moment, but I promise you'll be the first to know when things are finalised.

Meanwhile I've got an idea gnawing at the edges of my mind for a new book and maybe a new series. I'll let you know about that one too if it solidifies.