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Work continues on Tale of the Scorpion book two, with "Dark Servant" as the working title. In this story, Garret is pitted against an otherworldly assassin who has been enslaved to do the will of Lord Corrahn of Gallot. The queen herself has contracted his services to rid the Red Hand of young Garret, who has taken it upon himself to destroy this criminal element.
Maedoc will be making his first appearance in this new series, traveling from Morduin to the outskirts of Faillaigh to meet with the newly married Master Ferrin, who has been granted the honor of heir to Darragh's house.
The ancient druid Jodocus also makes his first appearance, along with a number of other new and surprising characters from the Dragon Chronicles.
The Dragon Chronicles will have a new chapter (as of yet untitled) picking up the story about 150 years after the Lifegiver's defeat. This new book will feature Prince Faeraon the Younger, son of Queen Allora and King Eamon. He will take up the fight against a new threat after the Knights of the Dragon mysteriously fall under a paralyzing spell.
I am still working on the first book in a series that features the further adventures of thief and ranger lord Adder. The first tale will take him to the far eastern kingdom of Kinar, where he will face the judgment of the Sun King himself after being accused of a terrible crime. His journey will take him down the Path of the Samurai with two escorts who will train him in the Bushido code of conduct.
I am also working on a sci-fi novel in the spirit of George Lucas' THX-1138. It will feature a young man in a dystopian future whose life has become dull and monotonous. One day, while making repairs on the communications grid, he discovers a cave that leads to the outside world. What he finds there gives him hope of a productive and enjoyable life. But, can he escape the city in order to fulfill his dreams?