Since Trial of Magic has launched, you Champions have been eager to hear what’s in store for the rest of the series, so I thought we should take a post to discuss what’s happening!
Fairy Tale Enchantress will be a six book series total. Book #5 is titled–drumroll please–Blade of Magic! (Three guesses what the blade is referring to! 😉 )
I’m happy to report that Book #5 will probably have the most humor of the series due to some of the events and–the best news yet–IT WON’T BE SO STINKIN’ LONG like Reign of Magic and Trial of Magic were! (I cannot tell you how happy that makes me!)
I’m also all done with the crossover timelines of Timeless Fairy Tales, so if you were waiting to read that series, now is your chance! But what I’m sure you’re all wondering is what kind of release timeline are we looking at? Annnnddd that’s the bad news. The earliest release date is likely summer 2024. I have Retha book #4, and the final of Elves of Lessa book I want to complete before I start it, and of course I will release one Magiford trilogy per year.
This date could possibly change, but a lot of it depends on things like how long Retha #4 will be, and how long Accidental Enchantment (that final Elves of Lessa book) ends up being. Basically, there’s too many outside variables for me to accurately pinpoint anything, which is why I’m projecting such a far out release date.
Heck, even Blade of Magic’s length will impact this date. Trial of Magic took me about eight months total to write and edit–between the time I spent on it in 2020 and 2021–because it was so. LONG! (It was 193,000 words. For reference, the entire Hall of Blood and Mercy trilogy is approximately 220,000 words.) While I’m estimating Blade will be shorter, I have proven to be a very poor judge of my book lengths in the past, so we shouldn’t hold our breath.
In other words, prepare yourself for the worst, and maybe we’ll be pleasantly surprised! The big thing to know is that I’m dedicated to releasing Retha #4 in summer of 2022, and I want to wrap up Elves of Lessa in 2023.
Hopefully everything will go smoothly, but I don’t have a great track record with lengths for any of my series right now, sooooo…yeah! 😉 Thanks for reading, Champions, and have a lovely day!