Last night, my wife stayed up very late (for her) because she couldn’t put something down. What was it you may ask? Her Kindle. What was on her kindle? A secret copy of what I’m working on right now.
I’m ready to let you all in on the secret , and that secret is what I’ve been working on since I finished Ransom’s story. You didn’t think I’d taken a break, did you? No! For you, I’ve been hard at work.
I’m so pleased to announce my next series, The Dawning of Muirwood trilogy, coming in 2022. As the title implies, this is the story of the founding of Muirwood abbey, its first Aldermaston, and of course, some wretcheds who will come to live there who I think you’re going to fall for. This series begins generations before Lia, Sowe, and Pasqua. There will be familiar elements, to be sure, relating to the magic of the Medium, Leerings, etc, but the politics back then were different and you’ll be joining the world just as things are about to change forever.
There were several ideas churning in my mind about what to write next, including a follow-on series to The Grave Kingdom, another adventure set in the Harbinger era, but it was this series based in the world of Muirwood that I was the most excited to write about. The spark of the story started at a Piano Guys concert actually, with an image of a lonely castle in a vast lake. This was before Covid turned all our lives crazy. That idea germinated, blossomed, and when I realized that it could have happened in Muirwood, I was so pumped to start writing it.
The first book will be coming next year, a few months after Fate’s Ransom. It also happens to be the 10-year anniversary of the publication of the original Legends of Muirwood trilogy. So in discussing this fact with my editor, we’ve got some neat surprises coming that should be interesting. And don’t worry, I’ve asked that Kate Rudd narrate this new story.
When the cover art is available and the pre-order page is up and ready, I’ll be sure to post an announcement about both, hopefully soon, which will give you some teasers about the plot. Read these at your own risk. Until then, keep enjoying Ransom’s story. Book 3 comes out in September!
P.S. There will be another announcement soon of something special coming before the end of the year. Stay tuned!