A Debt of Lead is released, the Prayer to the Exiled has since been posted. We’ve managed to get lots of action, hopefully a bit of exposition for the Dark Stars universe, and gotten our first taste of Jacob Wilkens.
So what’s next?
I’ll be very forward here, I have big plans for the Dark Stars universe. I made it as a sandbox that I could take a wide variety of stories and character, then place them inside and tell their tales. As such, I’ve even managed to conceptually adapt a number of my older stories that didn’t quite work, and fit them in the Dark Stars setting.
How many story ideas does this sandbox leave me with, you might wonder?
Eight novels, at least. Yes, you heard me right. And yes, ambition might be playing against me, but I don’t care.
I have, at least, two series planned right now that fit into the setting. The first is a consistently growing series about two mercenaries – Jacob Wilkens and Vaerys Tyrus Dirion – and the jobs they work. The second is firmly a trilogy about a unique TAC (the main human government) SpecForce team.
So what’s in the oven right now?
Crimson Sands, the first full-length novel in the Dark Stars setting, is being started. This novel will follow the events of A Debt of Lead, and will star the aforementioned mercenaries and how they begin to work together.
It will also be the first time that a Vashari – in the form of Vaerys – has ever been a main character in the Dark Stars universe, so the idea of showcasing her and her culture is very exciting for me.
So stay tuned, Ladies and Gentlemen, for the show has only just begun.