I am now past 120,000 words in the rough draft of FROSTBORN: THE SHADOW PRISON. Still not done, but getting closer!
I did some math, and at 120,000 words, even incomplete FROSTBORN: THE SHADOW PRISON is already the 5th longest book I’ve ever written, with SOUL OF SWORDS the longest at 149,000.
But we’ve still got a ways to go with FROSTBORN: THE SHADOW PRISON, so I’m looking forward to seeing where in the Top 5 it will land! Another 29,000 words, and it will be the longest book I’ve ever written.
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.”