not too far away!
I'm Robert E Kreig and I make stuff up.
I thought I'd take the time to let everyone know that the next instalment of The Woodmyst Chronicles is virtually around the corner. The Weapons of Woodmyst: The Woodmyst Chronicles Book IX.
Some last minute fix-ups and a few back and forth emails with my publishers have just been completed. I have given my approval for distribution and now we simply need to be patient.
I'm pretty excited about this one as it is the second to last book of the series. I don't really want to say too much about it here as it picks up where The Gods of Woodmyst left off. I will say these last few books in the series have been a joy to write as they are one continuous story instead of a broken arc, like I wrote for the first four books.
I considered writing six books into three, longer narratives, thus fulfilling the traditional style of fantasy writing structure, but decided against it. Let me explain this a little.
Most fantasy novels contain somewhere between 80, 000 and 150, 000 words per book, usually sitting on the higher end of the scale, sometimes venturing well over. I tried to average around 80,000 to 90,000 words. The reason I stuck to this formula of writing shorter novels for the series was because I believe it worked well for The Sons of Woodmyst and The Heir of Woodmyst (books 2 and 3 of The Woodmyst Chronicles). Again, these two books could have been written into one story, but I loved the cliffhanger at the end of The Sons of Woodmyst. I didn't want to lose it amongst the chapters, and I couldn't resist sharing its impact.
This formula worked extremely well with the last books in the The Woodmyst Chronicles and therefore, what could have been three additional books after The Warlords of Woodmyst (book 4) have become six.
Hopefully, that isn't too confusing to make heads or tails with.
So, The Weapons of Woodmyst will be available very soon. Keep your eyes peeled for its impending release. Expect a few little twists, some unexpected occurrences, lots of blood and plenty of adventure.
Until next time, happy reading.