More Updates <sorry>

8 Apr

Hi, everyone

I was feeling slightly better today, which put me in a good mood for doing the edits for Cursed. The book is now just waiting (I hope) on a cover and then we can go live. If there are more edits … well, I’ll just have to do them. <grin>

I can also inform you that the audio version of The Broken Throne is going to go live on the 16th. I’ll put the link on my Facebook page when I can.

I’ve been stalled on The Right of the Line, thanks to radiotherapy. When we get back from holiday, I hope to get cracking and complete it by the end of the month.

I’ve also sketched out the plot for The Family Pride, which will be Akin’s story – set roughly five years after The Zero Blessing and The Family Shame. So far, the list of planned Zero books are: Kingdom of Ghosts (voyage to Hangchow), The King’s Man (story about a Kingsman <grin>), Revenge (perhaps – this might be better kept separate) and The Family Pride.

Thanks for your patience. It’s been a hard month.


20 Responses to “More Updates <sorry>”

  1. Kira April 8, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    I am very glad you are feeling better! Every chance you get, take it as easy as possible. We are all rooting for you!

    • Robert L Smith April 8, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

      Im glad you had a good day and hope many more are on the horizon. We ARE as Kira said, rooting for you.

  2. G April 8, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

    Enjoy your vacation!!! You asked in an earlier posting about ideas for future series–you might want to consider that as you’ve created several outstanding universes, with devoted readers, you might be better off writing future novels in those universes rather take chances on new ones…For example, what happened with Lord Whitehall and Bernard and the first Fairie War? You could write a new series starting 10 years after SIM with the return and continuation of the Fairie wars (you see, they never really ended–the Fairie just withdrew to the third continent to wait things out until the Necromancers obliterated mankind, but now that Emily is defeating them, they return…)

    • Kira April 8, 2019 at 6:25 pm #

      OOOH…I really like that idea! I have been wondering too on the promise that Emily had to make to the Fairies in one of the earlier books…they said they would call on her at the right time…this just hasn’t happened yet though. So your idea would really be awesome and enlightening! GREAT IDEA!

  3. Jared April 8, 2019 at 6:18 pm #

    It’s great to hear that your feeling good!! Keep getting better. That what really matters !!!

  4. isaac April 8, 2019 at 6:20 pm #

    no worries… keep up the great works, preffer SIM but also like the others. On a different subject do you know when the rest of SIM in audible?

  5. William Ameling April 9, 2019 at 1:58 am #

    I was wondering about the cover for Cursed (as well as the book itself). Sometimes you get a new book’s cover published sooner than this (It is probably not your fault, maybe the artist was busy).

  6. Bryce April 10, 2019 at 6:05 am #

    Hope you start feeling better abd thank you for the update.

  7. Carole Sullivan April 10, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    Enjoy your holiday. I hope you have a lovely relaxing time with your family. Thanks for keeping us updated. I’m so looking forward to Cursed. Take care.

  8. Kell April 11, 2019 at 10:07 am #

    It’s important to get your rest. Don’t push yourself to hard. As for ideas. I love SIM I think if you want ideas you might try writing from the POV of other characters as well. I enjoyed Allasa’s novella. There are several characters then you can do. One character I wonder about is the girl that Emily sponsored into Whitehall. It might be interesting to see how Whitehall is without Emiky. Plus this girl has a connection to Emily and owes her. She a spin-off.character. Or Melissa. She could give us a wider picture off magic society. I want to see more world building.

    • G April 15, 2019 at 11:35 am #

      Could you add a short appendix on the hidden politics of the nameless world? For instance, the white council’s giving scholarships to “new bloods” powerful enough to attend Whitehall–then forcing them to swear allegience for 5th and 6th year studies–usually required for apprenticeships–effectively brings future powerful magicians out of the control of mundane kings to the White council…which the kings might agree to as powerful mages tend to disrupt the established social order…but also leads to magical society growing more powerful and having leverage over the kings and aristocrats. These people now should be angry about Emily circumventing their system and by the end of Cursed, once again being a functioning Baroness–not even counting possessing Heartseye…

  9. Brian April 13, 2019 at 1:12 am #

    Very glad you are feeling better. You are my favorite author! Live long and prosper.

    A bit off topic, but I love J K Rowling’s world, arm all 11 year old’s with military weapons and train them to use them. And don’t forget the poison lessons!

    An armed society is a polite society.
    Can you imagine a world where dueling and twitter existed?

  10. Thomas E Baker April 22, 2019 at 9:24 pm #

    Just a short note to let you know how much pleasure and joy you have brought to me, through your writing. I send prayers and well wishes. Thank you.

  11. Brian April 26, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

    Chris – you haven’t posted for almost 2 weeks.
    I am worried about you.
    Hope all is well.

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard April 26, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

      Chris has posted today on Baen’s Bar and appears to be doing better. 😀

    • chrishanger May 9, 2019 at 10:35 am #

      Still alive, just clearing the decks and editing.


  12. Duane April 27, 2019 at 1:16 am #

    – I am beginning to wonder if the production of Cursed is CURSED! lol – All kidding aside, I can’t wait for my next SIM fix!

    • Kira April 27, 2019 at 1:32 am #

      Lol Strongly agreed!

    • chrishanger May 9, 2019 at 10:36 am #

      We got the edits and the cover. Now we just wait for them to be put together.


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