The Theatre of Shadows on Apple Books

The Theatre of Shadows, the second part of The Vasini Chronicles, will be available on Apple Books from 18 April, you can pre-order it now. You can find it here if you’re in the UK or on your local Apple Books store.

In other news

Whilst I’m here, a very quick update on some of the things I’m working on.

I’m now 94k words into writing The Vasini Chronicles III. I’m past half way on the first draft, but it’s looking more and more like it’s going to be longer than I originally thought it would be. I should know by now that everything ends up longer than I expect it to be.

Beasts of the Wildlands Tales From Vasini II – is being edited. It needs a little bit more work than I hoped it would, but I’m getting closer to being able to put it out into the world.

And now it’s 2022

A little late, but Happy New Year, all. I hope 2022 hasn’t already destroyed the spark of hope that can come with the change in year.

So, 2021 happened, and I finally managed to publish The Theatre of Shadows: The Vasini Chronicles II.

On that note:

UK folks, The Theatre of Shadows will be available for £1.99 on Kindle until 12am 20 January GMT – you can find it here.

US folks, it’s currently $2.99 on Kindle until 12am 20 January PST – you can find it here.

So, what’s coming up for me this year?…Who knows. But here’s what I’m currently working on.

I’m 75k words into writing The Vasini Chronicles III, which means I’m hopefully past half way done on the first draft.

Beasts of the Wildlands – Tales From Vasini II – will soon be taken out of the draw for another edit and after that I should know how much work is left before it can go out into the world.

I’ve managed a first edit of Tales From Vasini III, but it will likely be sitting in the virtual draw until Beasts of the Wildlands is close to publication.

As a bit of a break from all the Vasini-related stuff, I’ve also been looking at my supernatural noir that has been sitting in the draw for the past few years. Still like it (very much), still (very much) want to see it published one day, still not quite sure how.

A short pause

Back in August I posted about editing Tales From Vasini II: Beasts of the Wildlands.

I recently finished another draft and this one is now with someone to have a little look at.

While I wait to hear what they think, I’m having a look at Tales From Vasini III – the first time since I finished the first draft.

So, what can I tell you about it apart from it involving some murders around the Vasini docklands (and its working title is Murders in the Docklands)?

Well:

  • It’ll consist of three interconnected novellas
  • The current draft is 74,120 words
  • It will tie up a loose end from The Theatre of Shadows

And that’s about all I should tell you for now. After all, there’s a whole Tales From Vasini to come before it.

What’s next?

The Theatre of Shadows: The Vasini Chronicles II has been out three weeks now, so what’s next?

Well, there’s a couple of things in various stages of development at the moment.

Tales From Vasini II — I’m deep into editing this. It’s going by the working title of Beasts of the Wildlands and will contain two novellas — tentatively entitled ‘The Hunters’ and ‘In the Ruins of the Deities’. This should be the next thing to come out, but I’m not going to commit just yet to when precisely that will be. The stories are set a little bit before and a little bit after the events of The Theatre of Shadows.

Tales From Vasini III — A first draft exists. It should consist of three interconnected novellas and will come out before The Vasini Chronicles III. The stories are set over the summer after the events of The Theatre of Shadows.

The Vasini Chronicles III — I’m about 30,000 words into writing the first draft of this. That’s hopefully about a quarter of the way through.

After The Vasini Chronicles III is written, I currently plan on writing something non-Vasini related as a little refresher before plunging back in with what will likely be Tales From Vasini IV. But all of that is some way in the future so could very well change.

Anyway, keep safe until next time. I’ll try to remember to let you know how things are going.

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Theatres, beasts and city treats

Work on The Theatre of Shadows: The Vasini Chronicles II is going well. I finished the most recent draft last week, getting it that much closer to being out in the world.

With the latest draft on The Theatre of Shadows done and The Cities Beyond the Signal now out in the world (more on that below), I’ve finally had the chance to start editing Tales From Vasini II, currently with a working title of Beasts of the Wildlands. This is an odd one for the Vasini books as the two novellas that it will contain are completely set outside of the city’s walls, dealing in part (as the name suggests) with the twisted beasts found in the Wildlands between the city-states. This will be their first edit after sitting on my laptop since I completed the first draft nearly two years ago (on 21 December 2018 to be precise). This has mainly been down to me concentrating on editing The Theatre of Shadows,

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As an aside, I’m currently making good headway on the first draft of the second novella for Tales From Vasini III. Fingers crossed I can keep up this pace.

For those looking for a deal, my novella The Cities Beyond the Signal is currently 99p on Kindle in the UK and $1.99 on Kindle in the US. Both deals end at 12am (GMT/PST) on 30 November, so go get them now before the deals end.

You can find The Cities Beyond the Signal here in the UK and here in the US.