I had the satisfaction of finishing Fate of the Crown yesterday, the fifth book in the Heir to the Crown series. Of course, it isn't done yet, it still has to go through rounds of editing, but the first draft was completed when I finished off the epilogue.
I read through it today, only making minor changes and so it was with a sense of accomplishment that I began work on my next story, that of Albreda’s origin. It will be published as a novelette or short story, depending on how many words it ends up being.
I put in a solid 5,296 words into it today, and I’m only scratching the surface! Although it takes place many years before Heir to the Crown, I can already see the acerbic wit that is Albreda showing up in her thirteen-year-old self. I look forward to following through with the rest of the tale, that shall be called ‘The Call of Magic’.
Paul Bennett, Writer of Epic Fantasy Stories.