Something I've wanted to do for a long time, and something that's become important as I finish The Shadow Throne (barely a spoiler?), is to explore the relationship between Valtteri and Sofia. They met when Valtteri was twenty years old, in the middle of the scandal that cost him the princedom, until Aria got it … Continue reading New Track!
I'm back after the holidays. BUT: new year, new alternate universes! What if Aria remained a courtesan in Tower of the Moon? And what if she met Liam, then prince of Iotorath, in a gathering house in the brothel district? When I return in January, we'll find out what happens. Happy holidays!
The Shadow Throne, Book 3 of The Ice Queen Trilogy, is now available for preorder! Check the link here, or follow the link on the sidebar. Mark your calendars for March 12th, 2018! Cheers, friends.
This post is strictly celebratory. I finished the first final draft of The Shadow Throne last Thursday, and with one more quick edit (since I edit as I go), it will be ready to go to beta readers. I also have the cover designed, as of Saturday. With that in mind, I should be looking … Continue reading I finished the trilogy!
It's good that I took these few weeks off (ending November 20th), strictly because I had so much work to do on the second act, I don't know how I would have kept the blog updated. The Shadow Throne is sitting at 98,000 words as of today, which is about the length of The Ice … Continue reading Thoughts on The Shadow Throne
I really need to work on The Shadow Throne. I open up Google Drive and it's like it's staring at me every morning. Judging me. The second act has so much Liam. It's going to be a blast. I'm doing the thing. I'll be back with more alternate universe tales on Monday, November 20th. Valtteri is going … Continue reading Taking a Break…
We're reaching a convergence of alternate universe tracks I wanted to explore, in that if Sebastian won the bid for Aria's virginity, freed her, and gave her an army to go home, I also think it likely that Aria would meet Valtteri before Casimir. I've always viewed Valtteri and Casimir as two sides of the … Continue reading A Subtle Shift
I started his track with basically no idea where I was going, just that I wanted to flesh out the mage lore a little more. My original concept for The Mage King was that the story would be told from Casimir's perspective, until I was a few chapters in and realized I wasn't talented enough … Continue reading Regarding Casimir…
We've made our way through part 4 for all tracks, so I'm taking a short break from the blog in the interest of getting some work done on The Shadow Throne. I also got a kitten, and my current cat hates his guts, so between fielding their arguments, we can only hope I'll make some … Continue reading A Short Hiatus