Devon, in the previous post, asked Where, in your eyes, does Cast in Moonlight fit into the grand scheme of things?
It seemed like the right time to answer.
Harvest Moon is a collection of three stories, one by Mercedes Lacky set in her 500 Kingdoms universe, one by new author Cameron Haley which is, I believe, a prequel to the just released Mob Rules, and one by me. The publication date is, in theory, the first of October, 2010.
My contribution is “Cast in Moonlight”, a novella of 39,000 words.
Cast in Moonlight fits in at the beginning, sort of. Kaylin is thirteen years old when she first meets the Hawklord, and the story starts just after that first meeting and continues from there, as Kaylin meets the Hawks: Marcus, Teela, Tain, Clint and the Hawklord himself, with one surprise appearance by a Dragon whom Kaylin doesn’t recognize as a Dragon because she’s not familiar with them.
It features her very first case as a not-quite-old-enough-to-be-Hawk.
There is, however, no Nightshade and no Severn. Sorry…
Please stop apologizing. I think it’s wonderful that you give characters just as much screen time as they need and not a whit more. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be anything delicious to gossip over, nor 7000+ posts in the Yahoo discussion forum.
I hope you have the opportunity to relax this Fall and holiday season.