The big news hit Publisher’s Weekly on Friday: Tor Books has bought two more novels in the Craft Sequence! So, after Full Fathom Five, I get to play more in this world of creepy lawyers, boss skeletons, existential uncertainty and gargoyles and undead gods.
The first of the pair is done already—in fact, this morning I finished the fourth draft, a bit ahead of schedule. With luck this means I can start the next book earlier, maybe even write some short fiction in the meantime. I got a great title suggestion for a Craft Sequence short story at Boskone, and I’m eager to write something that goes with it.
Based on this deal, in the coming years you can expect from me, on the fiction front:
FULL FATHOM FIVE, due out this July, in which a priest who builds ‘idols’—fake gods primarily used for sacrifice avoidance—breaks the rules of her order to help out a friend and investigate a deal gone bad. I’m especially excited for FF5 because it pulls together characters from previous books; this is going to be a much bigger element of the Craft Sequence moving forward, tying together prior installments and crossing story-streams.
LAST FIRST SNOW, as the (working) title suggests, is set a bit earlier along the series timeline, and shows the older generation’s history. Dresediel Lex teeters on the edge of a knife, riven by protest over controversial zoning legislation, while a younger Elayne Kevarian confronts a tangle of conspiracies, revolutionaries, personal demons, and dead gods.
After that, I think we’ll revisit our friends in Alt Coulumb, and see what trouble they’ve made for themselves in our absence. (Hint: it’s probably quite a lot.)
Outside of that I have SEKRET PROJEKT #2, as well as [REDACTED], on my plate. Hopefully I’ll be able to give you less censored news about those in the near future!
In other news, I was going to write a bit here about rules, writing, and the martial arts, but as I was brainstorming I realized that you should all just go watch this clip from Enter the Dragon again:
Have a great week!