Wow, Champions! You are amazing, and you’ve unlocked the final King Arthurs freebie: Date Night. (You actually unlocked it yesterday, but I try to spend my Sundays off my computer, so its release was delayed until today.) It’s a nine page short story that ties up some loose ends with Britt and the Knights who live in modern times. You guys were so speedy Editor #1 hasn’t yet had a chance to look at it, so there might be some editing errors in it right now, but later this week I’ll replace it with the edited version. I hope you guys enjoy it!
Moving on! With the release of Endings, this brings one of my first major series to a close. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but I’m happy with the series, and I’m particularly happy with how it ended.
I first wrote King Arthurs as part of a Champion vote waaaaay back in 2013. I had asked what to write next, and Britt and her boys won the poll. King Arthurs was also a bit of an experiment for me as it gave me the chance to try out 99 cent books. (King Arthurs, with all its Arthurian lore, is naturally already episodic, so it was the perfect fit for novella books.) It took me about four years to complete the series, and the books add up to over 280,000 words total.
I want to give a big shout-out thank you to all of the King Arthurs Champions. Your loyalty to the series is what kept me going. Over the past few days I’ve received some touching messages, and I’m so honored these books had such a positive impact on people. I’m also so glad Britt and the Knights of the Round Table were able to entertain you, and I hope you find their final story a fitting end.
There’s been a couple of questions about the series I thought I would address here, so everyone can be on the same page.
Question: Will the King Arthurs books ever be available in paperback?
Answer: Yes! I’m waiting on a piece of software to become available that will make the formatting process easier. It should launch sometime this summer, so you should see the paperbacks pop out later this year.
Question: Is there going to be a spin-off series?
Answer: Sadly, no. One of the hard parts about being an author is to know when to close out a series. I’ve read too many series in which the books drag on just because its popular, and the stories have lost the sparkle of the first few books. I never want that to happen to my work. Britt, Merlin, and the knights are all in a good place now, and as sad as it is, Endings is the last book I’ll ever write about them.
Question: Is the end of King Arthurs the finale you had planned all along?
Answer: Yes! If you read the series, you’ll notice I have a few seeds planted that hint to the big reveals in Endings. We’ll talk a bit more about why I went with the ending that I chose in an upcoming post, but I want to give everyone a few more days to read it so it’s not too spoilerific.
That’s all for today, Champions! Thanks for reading, and thank you for supporting Britt in her journey as King Arthur.