The wind certainly did blow wild, to paraphrase Julia Donaldson (having a three year old I now know the script of ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ line by line). The fallen tree in our back garden is testimony to the gusts and gales that buffeted Cheshire over the course of the last week.
The wind of change is also sweeping through SOTE HQ. While my dear friend Col lends his expert eye to the final edit of Sins of the Father, I am polishing off a job long overdue. I’m currently writing Wolves of Winter III, revisiting the characters familiar to some of you from the first two escapades – Rulnik, Torbad and Yanuk to name but a few. Once this third installment is complete – sometime in the summer – the intention is to release the three tales as a single e-book on kindle and as a collectible paperback through lulu.com.
For those of you who have not met the Wolves, their story is set in the days before the elves came to Rhoderica. I will label the book as a Tale of Rhoderica, leaving the way open for more stories from the back history to the land in which Song of the Elves takes place. Rulnik and his men have battled ice wyrms, the fearsome ice men – the Nordakin, tackled changelings and villainous entrepreneurs. In this latest installment, the life of the King is at stake as the monarch prepares for a controversial marriage Rulnik and his men must locate the hidden assassins lurking within the royal city.
More to follow next week…
Until then, up the elves!