This is courtesy of an award-winning graphic artist with whom I have been collaborating on the map and interior art for the sequel to Summa Elvetica. It’s not the cover, just an image that he was inspired to create as a reminder that there is a second book on the horizons for the fans of Selenoth. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been a very productive year on the writing front; I ended up being very busy with some other projects that required priority and kept me too occupied to get very much done in either fiction or non-fiction terms. Also, I’ve thrown out the planned structure at least three times now, so I wasn’t ever able to really get rolling.
But, I’ve put myself on a strict writing schedule now, so I’m determined to finish the book in 2011. I can’t promise that it will actually be published then, since that’s somewhat outside my control, but it will be completed. Marcus is at an important nexus and is facing a difficult decision; having turned away from the presumably brilliant clerical career that everyone was expecting of him, he now has to decide what he is going to do with his life. As a scion of a wealthy patrician family, the world is literally at his feet, but how does he reconcile his ambitions to make a meaningful mark in life with his scholarly pursuits in an empire that stands upon the twin pillars of its unshakeable faith and its unbreakable legions?
Note: “Summa Elvetica II” is not the title. It’s merely for reference.