How many books will the Cast series be?
I think of the Cast series as a quasi-mystery series. There are many stories in Elantra I want to write, and while I have stories, I intend to keep writing them. I do have a definite ending in mind, but it’s discrete: when I have no more stories to tell, I will write it (I think the end arc will be two or three books).
I am not really good at writing novels that stand entirely alone. I’ve tried, with the Cast novels, to have continuing elements but closing story-arcs.
* * *
How many books will the House War series be?
Six in total; the three that take place in Jewel’s early years, and three that occur later.
Update: (Seven. Seven in total.)
Update Again: Eight. Eight in total. T_T
Will that be the end of the Essalieyan universe?
No. There is one final arc, which I think of at the moment as The End of Days arc. I am generally not good with titles, so my internal titles often change. I do not know how many books it will be, because by the end of House War things may look somewhat different. In the way of writing (for me) things changed and opened up in Skirmish in ways that both made complete sense, but that I hadn’t intellectually mapped out, and those changes have had an avalanche affect on all future events in the world.
Will the Sun Sword books be released as ebooks?
They are now all available, through DAW, as ebooks. They should be available in all jurisdictions, as DAW held world rights for those.
* * *
Will you join Goodreads?
The short answer is no.
The longer answer was a blog post, which I’ll link here instead of cutting and pasting it in its entirety.
My name is Liz, and I am currently reading Skirmish from the House Of War Series. I was wondering if you could make a more noticeable notation on the House of War Series web-Page about The Sun Sword Series ‚involving Jewel, happening before the fourth book. Also if you could make a note on the Sun Sword Series Page to the reverse effect that would also be wonderful. I am a person who tries to read from the beginning of a timeline of a series to the end so having those notes would really help to make sure I kept the series time lines straight. I love your books and I really appreciate all the hard work that you put into your books.
Thank you for your time.