Hi everyone. I’m back home with good news: my father was released from the hospital on Monday (side note: best birthday present ever!) and is now in a rehab facility so he can get his mobility back. Once again, thank you all SO much for your prayers and kind words of support. This past six months has been an emotional roller coaster, which is why I’m hoping for some peaceful dullness for the second half of 2016 :).
In business-related news, I’m trying to get caught up on emails and other messages, but in the meantime, I wanted to post a quick FAQ here in case it covers one of your pending questions.
Will the Night Prince series end at Into The Fire?
Yes, Into The Fire is the final Vlad and Leila novel. I know I had said that originally about the third book, Bound By Flames, but I REALLY mean it this time.
Who will be the next character to get a novel?
Ian will be the next character to get his own book(s).
Who will be the heroine in Ian’s book(s)?
I’m not saying yet. I will say that she has previously appeared before in the Night Huntress series, but that’s all I’m saying, and I will neither confirm nor deny any guesses in the comment section except to say that it’s NOT Justina.
Why do you say “Ian book(s)” instead of “Ian’s book” or “Ian’s books”?
Until I finish writing the story, I don’t know if Ian will have only one book (which was my original intention for the Night Huntress series, if you can believe that), or will have two books (my original intention for the Night Prince series) or if he will end up having more books (see: both the Night Prince and the Night Huntress series.) Since I obviously fail at estimating a correct number of books before I start writing a story, I’m not even attempting to do that this time.
When can we expect Ian’s book to come out?
This is a guess – and as I have just proved, I am bad at guessing – but I would estimate that the earliest Ian’s book(s) would release is late 2017. Early 2018 is probably more realistic because I have three more books coming out before Ian would get his chance.
What about the Broken Destiny series?
Book two, The Sweetest Burn, and book three, The Brightest Embers, will release back-to-back in the summer of 2017. The Broken Destiny series will end at book three, and I can say that with confidence because I’m done writing the second book and the third book is already plotted out in detail (a miracle for me since I almost never plot out anything in detail before writing a book!)
What about Timothy, the fourth prisoner who was sent to the New South Wales penal colony with Bones, Spade and Ian? They all think Timothy’s dead because they haven’t heard from him in decades, but is he really dead?
Timothy is alive, and he has a very good reason for hiding from his best friends for all these years. I intend to explore that in a future book, which is why I won’t say more now or it would spoiler.
Will you ever write about Katie when she is older?
[Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD. Don’t read this answer if you haven’t read Up From The Grave yet!] I would love to write about Katie when she is older because I already have very specific story ideas about her. Plus, it would be fun to showcase Cat and Bones in their most difficult role yet – as parents of a headstrong young woman ;).
Do you have any other appearances scheduled for 2015?
I only have one more appearance this year, which is Nola StoryCon, the convention I’m co-hosting along with Melissa Marr, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong and Jennifer L. Armentrout. Most of the events are sold out, but no tickets are required for the public signing, and there are still tickets left for the Crescent City Brunch. Click the link above to see the other 30+ bestselling authors attending Nola StoryCon and to get more info.