In today’s mail came a question asking how many total DEMONSOULED books there are.
Right now there are ten DEMONSOULED books in two series, and both series are finished.(So, no waiting for it to be finished! 🙂 The first series, the DEMONSOULED series proper, has seven books. The second series, MASK OF THE DEMONSOULED, is a trilogy with three books.
Let’s close out the week with a short excerpt from MASK OF SPELLS:
Perhaps Mazael could not trust her…but he could trust to her hatred.
Common enemies, Richard Mandragon had once told Mazael, made for a safer alliance than friendship or bonds of blood. The old lord had ruled the Grim Marches with an iron hand for nearly twenty years, so he had been right about that.
On the other hand, his teachings had twisted his son Lucan, so perhaps Mazael ought to take them with a grain of salt.
Editing MASK OF SPELLS today, so let’s have a short excerpt!
“Among you, only Lady Romaria has been to the underworld before, so I must warn you of some of the more common dangers. A wide variety of mushrooms grows in the underworld. Some of them glow. Do not eat any of the mushrooms, glowing or otherwise.”
“While I may not possess your wisdom,” said Sigaldra, “I like to think I have at least sufficient wisdom not to eat a glowing mushroom.”
A really long time! (At least by my usual speeds.)
I started back in June, and worked on MASK OF SPELLS on the side while I finished FROSTBORN: THE FALSE KING and GHOST IN THE WINDS. The original plan was to finish MASK OF SPELLS immediately after THE FALSE KING, but towards the end of June I found out I was going to get really, really busy in Real Life during August and September. So I decided to write GHOST IN THE WINDS first, and I squeaked in to finish that just before I got really busy.
When GHOST IN THE WINDS was finished, I had already written 22,000 words of MASK OF SPELLS, and the remaining 72,000 words took 31 days, as the chart below shows.
I’m pleased that I didn’t actually miss a day, even though time did get quite tight a few times. 🙂 By about 9/21 or so, the busiest part of September was behind me, and I was able to get back into gear for my usual writing speed.