Reckoning Sneak Peek
Words can't describe how much of a bear this book was to write. I'd known all along that I was going to pull all of the various characters' threads together and resolve them in the final installment, but I had no idea what a challenge that would be until I actually started writing my draft.
It took me a while to realize that this book is both a single book and four books in one. It's a single book because the overall arc is resolved as the members of the resistance movement, the Guardians of the Flame, clash with the conspirators at last. But it's also a far more personal book in that each individual set of characters gets to draw their own story to a close, confronting personal demons and encountering and dealing with lingering, yet-unresolved issues from their pasts. Expect to see LOTS of old familiar faces in this book.
Spending time in Astoran has been such a pleasure for me. I had a lot of fun creating the world and defining Adepts and how they work. Bending genres and playing around with conventions was a joy for me too, and gave me the chance to write the kind of books I love to read: plenty of adventure with a healthy dose of intrigue, all topped off with a generous dollop of romance.