Achlys has officially been added to the “play project” roster, and preliminary work on drafting this is now underway.
At the same time, due to the general complexity of the story, I am also working on Day of Reckoning. (I don’t want to get too deep into the series before doing the World War III book.)
That leads me to the third book I will be juggling in at the same time. How does Memento Mori link in with Achlys and Day of Reckoning?
The character in the Zodiac Warlock was born at a very special moment. I actually started writing Memento Mori before Hypnos was even a thought in my mind, and the character in the Zodiac Warlock is why you have Hypnos now.
I stopped writing it because a close friend (and a beta reader, who had been with me every step of the way until the point I stopped writing the book) had passed away.
Yeah, that left a mark. I’m finally now at a place where I can resume writing this, but the grief remains: my friend had really wanted to see this one through to the end.
While these titles will take me a while to complete, I am pleased to report that I am now in a place I can reasonably work on these titles.
And yes… dealing with the death of my friend did help contribute to why it took so long for me to get back to work on Seeking the Zodiacs in addition to the issues of COVID.
But, there is some good news for you.
I am expecting a late 2025 for all three of these books, and will be prioritizing them for serious work after Booked for Theft comes out. I may release Memento Mori earlier, as the book is well over half done. I just need to go back, make sure I correct inconsistencies, and finish a big chunk of storyline.
And make certain I don’t spoil anything from Seeking the Zodiacs while I do it, as The Zodiac Warlock does take place after Seeking the Zodiacs concludes.
Side note: I plan on leaving a few hints and things about what is to come in Seeking the Zodiacs, and I will probably have a small prize for anyone who is clever enough to make correct predictions regarding these titles when thy release.