Lev wrote the following:
Love your series, just bought book #7. Will there be a book #8 – the epilogue and when?
First and foremost, thank you so much for the very kind comments you offer as well as the fact that you’ve decided my work was worthy enough for you to spend your hard earned money on buying it!
Will there be a book #8? The short answer is: Absolutely.
Here’s the thing: The 8th Book in the series is, as I’ve noted many times before and you’ve noted, is an “Epilogue”…
…as such, the Book effectively closes the door on stories featuring at least two of the major characters I’ve introduced in the series (I’ll not say who they are!) and I’m not sure I want to close that particular (pardon the pun) book on them quite yet.
Author Agatha Christie, during the heights of World War 2 and the London Blitz of 1940 and fearing that England -and she- would not survive the war, wrote the novel Curtain, which was the “final” and “concluding” story featuring what was arguably her biggest, most beloved creation, detective Hercule Poirot.
Ms. Christie put the novel in a lock box, intending it to be released only should she not survive the bombings and/or war.
Ms. Christie, England, and the world survived the war. Ms. Christie kept writing new novels at an astonishing rate, including new novels featuring detective Poirot, but she kept Curtain in that lock box. The novel would not be released until 1975, very shortly before Ms. Christie passed away in January of 1976.
Now, without sounding too obnoxious, I sometimes think that maybe Book #8 in the Corrosive Knights series, or what I call the “Epilogue”, once fully fleshed out (I already have most of the novel written, believe it or not!), should also be kept in my own little lock box and released when I’m certain I don’t want to write any more Corrosive Knights novels.
So the short answer regarding Book #8, “Epilogue”, is: I WILL write this novel in the next year. It WILL be done. But it may not be released right away. I may give myself a few weeks/months to think through the whole thing and see if I do want to release it or, perhaps, work on a different Corrosive Knights #8 novel and, in time, release the Epilogue when I feel its worth doing so.
Moving along, Lev, I hope this answers your question!
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I jokingly say that if you loved my books, write reviews praising my oh-so-magnificent work. If you didn’t, then don’t bother! 😉
Seriously, though, tell your friends about them, write reviews. If you want to see more of my works, make them successful enough for me so that I can devote even more time on ’em!