Hey, folks! I just want to let everyone know I am writing! As for when the book will be released, as per my previous post, I am not going to set a date again. I will make an announcement when the book comes out. I am doing this to avoid setting people up for disappointment if I say it will be out on such and such a date and then miss my deadline, as I did with the mid-December goal.
It takes time to write a full-length novel!
As for updates, I couldn’t think of anything new, so let me do this. If you have questions about the Shattered Isles world, ask them. I will be glad to provide more background. I don’t want to talk about the plot of Book III. That must remain a secret. But I will talk about the world, starting with this: Rook’s Rock.
One reader pointed out it is not on the map. That was an oversight. Rook’s Rock lies across the straights between Ansey Isle and the mainland– it is a port town on the mainland surrounded otherwise by the Fawnea territory. I will update the map at some point, but as the book described, it is reached via land and did not require a boat trip. Ansey Isle rises from the ocean as sheer cliffs and lacks a deep water port of its own, meaning larger merchant ships can’t dock directly to the Isle. Therefore, they dock at Rook’s Rock, and supplies are ferried to the island on schiffs that do not draft deep, so they are able to reach the island. Because all supplies must be delivered, Ansey Isle is not cut off and the citizens must survive only on what is already there and what little they were able to grow during the summer.
Concern will grow among the citizens, of course, as food grows short, though many feel the bigger concern will be the impending lack of beer!