I just wanted to update you all on the state of Ancients and Death, the third book of the Redemption of Erâth series. It was a real struggle to get through the past few chapters, and 19 and 20 in particular were a definite challenge. Thankfully, they’re done and dusted, and I can (for the moment) put them behind me.
So now it’s onward with the final part of the book: chapters 21 through 25. Chapter 21, A Retracing of Steps, is going much more smoothly, and I think a large part of this is to do with the fact that, after two entire books set in a medieval-esque fantasy world, I’m just more comfortable with that setting. The parts of this book that deal with Brandyé, in the technologically advanced, steampunk-ish world of the Ancients, has been really hard to wrap my head around and tell it in a way that doesn’t seem completely out of place with the rest of the story.
Of course, I’ll still have to revisit these troublesome chapters during the editing process, but at least they’re written, and I don’t have to write them again!
I’ll be publishing chapter 20 this coming week, and hopefully chapter 21 will be complete by then. I’m really pushing to have this third book finished before December, so I can move forward with editing, and hopefully plan for a springtime launch of the book itself.
In the meantime, you can grab yourself a copy of the second book, Exile, over at my Goodreads giveaway, or by downloading it from Amazon or iBooks for just $3.99. The first book is also available, of course, for $3.99 as well on Amazon and iBooks.
If you’ve been keeping up with the sporadic posts of Ancients and Death, what do you think of the switch between the advanced ‘ancients’ storyline and the more fantasy-style Elven storyline? Does it work? Let me know in the comments!