So, I thought I’d start off by letting you guys know how the fourth book (currently untitled) is going very well. I’m actually making pretty good progress. I’m writing it far faster than I was writing the third book, and I’m pushing myself to get it done as fast as possible.
I think I was sort of in a funk for a while, but after getting back from Spain, I feel like things are in better perspective. Sometimes, all you really need is a vacation.
Basically, I’m about halfway done with the first draft, but the main action still needs to start. Without revealing too much (well, spoilers for the rest of this paragraph if you haven’t yet read the third book), this novel is sort of going to be about Shanti rising up to the mantle and claiming her identity as Anna, and sort of about bringing various political players together. Sort of “widening the world” so to speak, taking the lens off just Shanti and Isaru and making it more epic in scope to encompass more of the world (sort of like how Revelation did for Wasteland Chronicles).
The ending is going to be amazing. I’ll just put it that way. That’s a bit of a tease, but it also gives you guys something to look forward to. A lot of Xenoworld has been about it being so different from Wasteland in the beginning, but slowly connecting the two worlds as the series has progressed.
There will be definitely be something in this book that will make that connection even firmer, and I can’t wait for you guys to read it.