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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Rainnie

Prologue: The Blog

Hello there! Welcome to what I hope is the first in a long running blog series. I’ve decided to start a blog because occasionally I get questions about what’s happening with my books and various other projects, so I thought that this would be an easier way to keep people up-to-date and it also means I can share updates with people who enjoy my work. So let's start with the question I get most often...

Where is Spirits of Vengeance Book Three?

The third and final book in the Spirits of Vengeance saga is slowly coming along, unfortunately with an emphasis on slowly. When I was developing the second book, Spirits of Vengeance: The Assassin of Araneque, I was simultaneously developing the structure and overarching story for the finale. Although I dropped some hints for the future in Spirits of Vengeance: The Stone of Spirits, the second and third entries are far more intertwined.

So while the structure is all laid out, I have been very busy of late with a couple of short film projects and, more importantly, the birth of my son Logan. With his arrival, all of my creative work was put on the back burner as Lisa and I adjusted to life as parents.

But rest assured, the third book will arrive, and I hope it is worth the wait.

But the other reason that Sprits of Vengeance has not been my main focus is that I have been world building for what I hope to be my next fantasy series.

What is this new series that you speak of?

The new series is tentatively called Old Crows. I won't go into too much detail, because its in that fun planning stage where everything, including the title, is in flux.

What I will say is that it's a very different kettle of fish from Sprits of Vengeance. My first series was born from my love of epic fantasy, especially Lord of the Rings and His Dark Materials. This new series inhabits more of a grimy, steampunk/industrial Victorian world with gangs and crooks at every turn.

I am having a lot of fun fleshing out the characters, working out who they are, and how they tick. I've sketched out some potential storylines all the way up to book four, as well as a couple of spin-off novellas. But my brave tree elf Kamina keeps calling me back to the world of Enara. Part of me doesn't want to write the third book, because it means putting pen to paper and finally saying goodbye to a character who has grown with me and been part of me for the past 20 years, back when I first conceived the idea of Spirits of Vengeance. It will be a fitting end to her story, and those of her friends. If you would like to receive regular updates about my writing and other creative work, please consider joining my newsletter. As an indie author, it allows me to connect with fans of my work and offer exclusive insights into my creative process. Until next time.


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