As I’ve been wrapping up the Heralds of the Crown trilogy, I’ve been thinking about my books. While I’ve enjoyed writing Poison, Fusion, and now Reconciled, these are not the books I started with.
I know I’ve mentioned the very first novel I wrote--Valor. I will publish it someday, probably sooner rather than later. I am thinking about breaking out of my chronological shell and publish out of order. It worked for C.S. Lewis and his amazing Chronicles of Narnia, right?
And yes, Asylum is already out there…the second to the last in the saga…but that was a unique situation.
In Valor, the main characters talk about a legendary space sailor named Kincade. They loved reading his stories as kids. He had all sorts of adventures and run-ins with creatures no one could even imagine.
But I wanted to make him more than just a legend. I wanted to make him part of the lineage of the characters in later books.
And that’s where the Heralds of the Crown books come in. They are the “true” stories of Kincade the Space Sailor. I wanted to make them on par with Sinbad the Sailor…stories I read as a kid. Wild, fantastical adventures.
But for him to be “real,” I had to give him backstory. I had to know where he came from, how he overcame adversity to be launched into legend, how he grew a family tree to include other great people who would become heroes and warriors.
Poison is about his parents—how they met, their relationship, and their trials.
Fusion is about the making of the legend—a kid with an unsavory past stepping up to save the universe.
And Reconciled will cement his name in the universe’s history, writing his tales among the stars.
So, yes, read the Heralds of the Crown trilogy. Enjoy them. But know that something else entirely different is down the pipe. I’m excited to share the rest of The Crown’s Call saga with you!
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