As we sit here doing the final edit on Fate of the Crown, I look back at the series and I must say I am pleased with the results. When I first started, I had no idea if even the first book would be successful, let alone book two. Now, with the fifth book in the series nearing completion, I can reveal what the future will bring.
Is book five the end? Yes and no. I envision The Heir to the Crown series as a Grand Trilogy. Each part of the trilogy is five books in length, in other words, there will eventually be a total of fifteen books! (and that’s not including short stories)The next book, Burden of the Crown, launches the next story-line, though there are still some threads continuing from Fate.
In addition, I’ve been hard at work laying the groundwork for my next series, The Frozen Flame. This takes place in the same world of Merceria, but far removed in terms of distance. Creating new characters is always a chore to some extent, and I find it expedient to write some background information to give me a feel for the characters. Eventually, they will take on a life of their own and writing them will become easier.
Stay tuned to find out more about Athgar and Natalia!
Paul Bennett is a self-published author of Epic Fantasy books.