Updates …

8 Aug

Well … here we are, more updates.

Good news first – I’ve finished the first draft of The Cunning Man.  It now awaits a lot of editing, as – as always – there are a bunch of issues that need fixed before the book goes live.  I’m going to take a short break, now Edinburgh is coming to life again, before starting work on Standing Alone, the more or less direct sequel to Cast Adrift.  I’m sure you’ll agree the cover is a work of art.  Shame about the book <self-decrepitating grin>. 

Also, Stuck in Magic has done very well and I intend to write a second serial – Her Majesty’s Warlord.  I hope you’re looking forward to this <grin>. 

Child of Destiny is still being edited, as is The Prince’s War.  I have hopes of getting the latter up within the week, but we will see.

On a wider scale …

I tried getting into Masters of the Universe Relivation, but I couldn’t.  I’m not talking about the controversial stuff – I just didn’t get that far!  I think a lot of it stems from the 2002 serial being far superior, as far as I can tell from what I saw; there’s also points in which the canon was simply never very well established until 2002.  And the whole first few sections just annoyed me.  Maybe I’m just too old.  She-Ra and the Princesses of Power did a far better job.

That said, I have managed to get partly into Amphibia, mainly the myth arc episodes.  I didn’t really like the early Anne and the Planters episodes, although I think they did a good job of introducing the setting and characters.  Sasha and Marcy are more interesting than Anne though – maybe that’ll change as I get closer to the end of Season 2.  The Owl House hasn’t dropped Season 2 on Disney+ yet, so I haven’t been able to catch up with season 2 of that yet (although I hear it’s a good one). 

Anyway, back to the kids.


16 Responses to “Updates …”

  1. Philip August 8, 2021 at 7:02 pm #

    No mention of “Family Secret” … sounds like we might hav to wait a while for that.
    Now what was that thing that Emily did? Splitting herself into two? 🙂

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard August 8, 2021 at 7:20 pm #


      Now if you’re suggesting Chris do that, well the problem is that both Chris’s might want to work on the Same Book. 😈

  2. Someone August 8, 2021 at 7:51 pm #

    I hope you are delaying “The Family Secret” because you need to think of the best way for Isabella to finally rise to the top.

    I cannot think of any other reason for you to keep tormenting your readers by making them wait for so long. And yes, more than 2 months is an extremely long time.

    • Someone August 9, 2021 at 7:30 am #

      In case it wasn’t clear, I was being sarcastic. Take your time Chris.

  3. Stu August 8, 2021 at 11:51 pm #

    Do the edit corrections left in kindle get back to the author?

    • chrishanger August 9, 2021 at 9:36 am #

      Yes, they do.


      Sent from my iPad

  4. gregory August 9, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

    My vote is for the Princes War sequel. I like the Empire Corps Universe.
    I do think the Stand Alone cover looks good.

  5. stephen August 9, 2021 at 4:09 pm #

    I both want and don’t want Child of Destiny first. Just don’t want the series to end but am jumping at the bit to find out how it plays out

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard August 9, 2021 at 5:13 pm #

      From what Chris has said “Child Of Destiny” won’t end stories set in the Nameless World. It just ends a major thread.

      Emily and the Nameless World will still have stories told about them.

      After all, Void created a mess and somebody has to clean up the mess. 😉

      • Philip August 10, 2021 at 12:29 am #

        We will see when we get to read Child of Destiny how much of a mess Void does end up making. His solution, was actually not that bad given the world he knew. Emily comes from a world with a longer history, and so has more insight into how things would probably go.

        Void is not stupid. We will see what happens.

  6. Cathy Howat August 13, 2021 at 3:27 am #

    Please do HMWL as a book!

    Get Outlook for Android


  7. Robert Kaliski August 16, 2021 at 12:39 am #

    A “Stuck in Magic” series seems like a good way to see how Void’s mess gets cleaned up, or rearranged from ground level.

  8. Peter Sleet September 1, 2021 at 5:20 pm #

    Is there any news of a release date yet for Child of Destiny?

    • Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard September 1, 2021 at 6:41 pm #

      It’s UP (at least on Amazon in the US).

      • Peter Sleet September 1, 2021 at 7:23 pm #

        Thanks Paul, It’s just appeared on the Amazon Uk site

        With best regards Peter Sent from my iPad


      • Peter Sleet September 1, 2021 at 7:24 pm #

        Thanks Paul it’s just appeared in the Amazon Uk site

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