Now that Heir’s Revenge is done and the renovations mostly finished (except for painting and cleaning and moving everything back), I’ve started on some new projects:
1. The Idiot King, the third instalment in the For Queen And Country series. I’ve written about 29,000 words. I should be able to finish this in September.
Johanna, Roald, Nellie and Loesie have come to Florisheim finding many of their kinsmen there. The survivors from the burning of Saardam who have come here are the nobles who never supported the old king, and it is likely that they won’t support his son either, even if he was normal. They support his marriage to Johanna even less,and appear to be passively waiting for the Baron of Florisheim to sort something out with the magician who now rules in Saardam. They seem to have made a deal with the Baron, but admit this to Johanna, who speaks for Roald.
Johanna’s position as the new king’s wife would be improved immensely if she produced an heir, but so far that’s not happening.
2. The fourth instalment of the For Queen And Country series. I’m not going to tell you the title until I’ve published book 3, because it gives away something that happens at the end of book 3.
3. Ambassador 3. I’ve made the cover, which is awesome.
A generation ship with thousands of Aghyrians thought lost many years ago returns. To us, more than 50 thousand years have past. For them, it was only 400 years. They’ve travelled close to the speed of light, thought impossible and, with the existence of the Exchange, unnecessary. But where the hell have they been and what do they want? Not only that, but what technology have the people who developed the Exchange 50 thousand years ago been able to create in another 400 years? And what technology have they learned from whatever they met wherever they went in the intervening time?