Specific Story/Series Updates

23 Sep

Specific Story/Series Updates

Seeing people keep asking …

Mirror Image

I’ve just done the second set of edits.  There were a couple of plot holes that needed filled and a scene needed expansion, so there will probably be a third set before the book gets published.  And we need a cover. 

SIM in General

Post Mirror Image, there will be four-five more books that will hopefully wrap up the series.  I do have ideas for future books, with or without Emily herself, but they’re a long-term project at the moment.

Favour The Bold

Being edited.  I hope to have it published in eBook in a week or so.

The Empire’s Corps in General

I’ve not decided if I want to write another side story between Favour the Bold and Knife Edge yet.  The current concept is Bread and Circuses, a look at socialism, but the plot hasn’t gelled yet.  I’m still trying to think of more side story concepts … any ideas?

Angel in the Whirlwind

Debt of Honor and Debt of Loyalty have been completed, but publication has been delayed because I was ill.  I’m not sure when DOH will be out.  I hope to write Debt of War by the end of the year.

A Learning Experience

I intend to start writing Their Last Full Measure in late October.

24 Responses to “Specific Story/Series Updates”

  1. Billy September 23, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

    One thing that I would like to see before the series wraps up is Emily having a big battle throwing around nukes and using even more powerful things than nukes perhaps hitting them with a asteroid or two maybe a supernova

    There was a tv series that was canceled , it was called OZ or something (Based off the wizard of oz)
    It had Dorthy walking into battle and the ground kept shaking like a earth quake every so often , there was a gigantic stone
    (About the size of that green giant in the old tv commercials selling green beans or something)

    It was not carrying Dorthy in its hand as you would expect. It was walking behind her, backing her up
    (In the Tv show it was destroyed by a child witch)

    I thought that that makes me think of Emily , that that would be a great scene.

  2. Billy September 23, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

    Correction: gigantic stone giant

  3. Danna Micoletti September 23, 2019 at 2:54 pm #

    Im sure Chris has all the unsolved “questions”, plotted. Like why the demons didnt want the books destroyed. The oath she took with the faeries, The Harrowing ie the original reason she ended up in the nameless world in the first place. , maybe the dragon, because it seemed the dragon knew a lot. The Desert of Death & why the land without a nexus, turns to desert. And who is Void??

    • Daniel September 23, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

      I keep coming back to the 4 brothers. The grandmaster and Void I think were brothers which is why Void could fall in a favor that kept the grandmaster watching over Emily

  4. Walt September 23, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    Be sure to take things easy for a bit
    Long travels with an energetic scion do tend to shred one’s level of comfort. (If nothing else, we can always find some current debacle about which to snicker!)

  5. Rhino September 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm #

    Excellent update. Glad your health is cooperative. I almost sent a comment on your last update on Emily. I wanted to suggest an end of series idea that seems more appropriate now. Your novels are generally less than 300 pages, how about a series ender of 600 or more, keep me awake all night!!! Really happy you intend a continuation of some fashion of SIM. You have created a world with balance and its understandable – hate to see it fizzle away. I feel your world of magic is on par with “Mistborn” series by Sanderson. His ending left a yearning, hope yours doesn’t. Either way, terrific work, glad you share with us

  6. Pyo September 23, 2019 at 5:09 pm #

    Don’t really know, but I kinda expected SiM to go another 10 books or so. But just giving the title of the series a second thought you might expect that it wouldn’t go on infinitely past the “school” part …

  7. benbailey12373 September 23, 2019 at 6:19 pm #

    Oh no only four or five more SIM books! I’m crying inside lol. Hope we get to see an epic battle with the necromancers!

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard September 23, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

      I’m looking forward to what happens after the necromancers are gone. 😈

    • ESB October 15, 2019 at 4:31 am #

      I agree, I think he should shoot for 25 books in the series at least. A nice wholesome number. I definitely has nothing to do with the fact it is 2-3 more than he is thinking.

      • chrishanger November 3, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

        I will try. But there is a planned arc and we’re approaching the denouncement.


  8. Michael Bonkowski September 23, 2019 at 7:03 pm #

    As a side plot in the empire series how about something on the sector ruled by the merchant “guilds”

  9. Rex Wiederanders September 23, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

    Thank you for update and glad to hear you are doing better through a long illness. Happy to see an end to SIM although I love the stories; all things should end rather than just stop.
    At my library website – first picture, center bookshelves, center shelf, center books, just behind the wraith are all the SIM books you have for sale. Proud to have them in my collection.

  10. Rhino September 23, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

    Ah, Drak the Sly, Sir Paul – wondered where you were. As Emily comes into her own, one should a firearm development for delivering the end to any necromancer. But what of the elves and the mystery oath? Schooled in magic never ends, no more than an end to scientific discoveries, she is founding a university, correct? And would not mirrors as portals suffice for safe delivery of a doomsday device? It’s Mr Nuttall’s world and his imagination is far more devious than mine. What say you?

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard September 23, 2019 at 8:40 pm #

      Chris allows me to hint but not tell what he was planned.

      You don’t know what would happen to me if I did.

      He has quite an imagination in those matters. 😈

  11. mosvaniChris September 24, 2019 at 12:51 am #

    SIM ending D;

  12. nathanielgatling September 24, 2019 at 4:39 am #

    4 or 5 more SIM? Noooo! Schooled In Magic FOREVER! This has to be one of my favorite series. There are few series I really can’t wait to listen to and this is the top one.

  13. Juan Suros September 24, 2019 at 6:25 am #

    I’ll put in my vote for more zero universe books. I liked the outlines you mentioned in previous posts.

  14. Gravity September 24, 2019 at 6:35 am #

    No, Ark Royal? Hope will get to return to the Ark Royal Universe.

  15. Fleeced September 25, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

    As keen as I am for my next SiM, I’m happy to wait if it’s to fix things up and get it “right”. I was expecting more than 4 or 5.

    Aside from SiM, I’m enjoying Zero Universe.

  16. Jim September 25, 2019 at 10:20 pm #

    In one of the SiM volumes (not sure where) I believe there is a conversation about certain gems set in contact with the bone of the skull resulting in the individual being a total slave. If I wanted to be a necromancer, without going crazy, could I not capture a few magic wielders with the stuff that robs them of their power, enslave them with such gems, then when their power returns, order them to do the necromancer rite. I would then have the power of a necromancer under my control, but without me going crazy myself.

    • Fleeced September 26, 2019 at 8:11 am #

      Hmm… does enslaving people like this allow you to directly draw on their magic? I’m guessing not – and merely ordering them is too risky… perhaps with that much magic it could break the bond. Or reverse it. Or overflow and effect you anyway.

      Still it’s an interesting idea.

      • Jim September 27, 2019 at 1:07 am #

        For safety’s sake, the master would want several such enslaved magicians, commanding them to become necromancers on a set schedule… and commanding older one’s to suicide before they become too far gone.

  17. Antonio S. Gonzalez Jr. September 29, 2019 at 5:51 am #

    eager to read Kat Falcones return in DOH and DOL. also getting excited for DOW. but speaking as the brother of bone marrow transplant recipient and CML which is cancer of the Bone marrow I would say take it easy and focus on your health and one day at a time for time is the one things we never have enough of in this life.

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