Incredibly good news: I’ve just finished my latest complete re-reading/review of book #6 of the Corrosive Knights series aaaaaaannnnnddddd…
This will be the very last full book review of it I’ll do.
The novel reads extremely well and the “problems” I found in the latest re-reading amounted to grammatical issues which shouldn’t take much time to clean up on the computer. Now, there were two chapters (out of 80) that I feel will require a little more than just grammatical clean up and I might give them one more read through before officially finishing, but even these two chapters were well on their way to being finished.
Which means I can say with stone cold certainty that this novel will be released by later November or, at the very worst, very early December. After doing the corrections on the computer, all that’ll be left to do is format everything on PDF for print and Kindle e-book and we’re off.
So, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your incredible patience. My next update will be the last regarding this book and will not only give you this book’s title, but it will tell you the novel is ready to be purchased.
Before I go, I wanted to reprint the following Corrosive Knights FAQ. It offers insight into the series and the timelines of each novel. If you haven’t yet read it, do so. It’ll give you an idea of how this series progresses (I originally posted this here).
Writing these (Corrosive Knights) books has been a blast even as they’ve also been a mighty struggle. I’m working with a series I feel is unique in many ways. To begin, the scope of the story is incredibly large, taking place over the course of some 20,000 plus years. Readers are offered events in different epochs which, when put together, form a much larger story.
While there have been plenty of stories featuring flashbacks and flash-forwards, I think its safe to say no series -at least none that I’m aware of!- features entire novels that take place in sometimes vastly different times, past and the future, while (hopefully!) logically building up the larger tale.
The five Corrosive Knights books plus the one I’m currently working on have been/will be released -and ideally should be read- in this order:
I say “ideally” but I’m not being entirely honest: The first three books of the series, Mechanic, The Last Flight of the Argus, and Chameleon could be read in any order. They feature unique characters and take place in vastly different times and therefore if one wanted to one could read them in any order they choose.
However, by the time you reach Nox, Ghost of the Argus, and the so-far unnamed Book #6, the continuity established in these first three novels kicks in and, while I think the later books could be enjoyed on their own, I HIGHLY recommend you read books 1, 2, and 3 before venturing into the ones that follow.
Now, if I were to tell the Corrosive Knights story in chronological order, i.e. each book’s main story occurring “one after the other” and ignore whatever smaller flashback elements are presented within said novels, the story order would go like this:
That’s right: The book I’m currently working on, #6 of the Corrosive Knights series, actually takes place before the events of The Last Flight of the Argus and Ghost of the Argus. In fact, they take place a couple hundred years before those books! Yet I would absolutely NOT recommend anyone read that book when it is released before already reading the rest of the series and, in particular, The Last Flight of the Argus and Ghost of the Argus.
Because the events of those two books in particular fill in story concepts which have a big payoff in Book #6 and propels the reader into the Corrosive Knights series finale, which will be Book #7.
Fear not, thought. There will be an epilogue to the series, a Book #8, which will wrap certain things up that weren’t/aren’t wrapped up in Book #7. Book #8 will also offer what I hope is a great long view of the heroes we’ve followed for so long while focusing on one in particular. To further screw with your head, I’m already finished with the first draft of Book #8 but only have a chapter or so written (along with a general idea of the story) of Book #7.
Not only is my series presented in a quirky temporal way, so too it would appear is my creative output!