So, for those who are fans of The Four Part Land, there’s some good news on the horizon: I’ve already begun work on the second book in the setting, tentatively titled Unfolding a New Continent. As the name might suggest, it goes into a little more of the background of The Four Part Land, taking a long look at the battles between Bhreac Veryan and Niam Liad that shaped the continent into what it is today. There is also a long novella that introduces another main character and storyline. His name crops up from time to time in the Tarranau story, although only near the end.
As the above paragraph might suggest, it will be a collection of short stories, with the long novella appended to the end, although details beyond that are sketchy, at this point. I’m still focused on getting Tarranau out the door as quickly as possible, but beyond a certain point it is out of my hands.
I’m happy to report the lack of updates does not mean a lack of movement behind the scenes. Editing of the book is complete, although I might take one more pass through the book just to be entirely comfortable with the quality of the text. Of course, if I spend too much time doing that, the publishing company is going to get rather annoyed with me being such a slowpoke.
There has also been progress on the artwork front, and I should hopefully have some more information to share with you after the Thanksgiving holiday on that front. That will also likely be the next time I post an update.