Now that I’m back – invigorated and ready to face the world – I thought I’d update you guys with what’s been happening in the world of Dan!
As you who follow my blog, Facebook or Twitter know, I had to take off my Draconica series off sale due to a problem with my previous artist. It was one of the hardest choices I ever had to make, considering that this is my main series and all – and yeah, I guess it did knock my back a little bit. However, in actual fact – this turned out to be one of the best things I could have done. If I was being honest, I was never really 100% happy with some elements of the books and had always been meaning to go back and fix them (I could use the excuse that they were my first attempt at writing, but I’m not gonna go there). But after taking them sale, I have been working solidly on them, fixing plot holes, spelling mistakes and the like.
Not only that, but I’ve also taken this opportunity to “remake” them a little bit. Don’t worry, I’ve not changed the plot or characters – I’d just added little bits in here and there to flesh out the story and world. It will still be the same plot – just with little extras added in!
So next year, the Draconica series will rise like the phoenix – coming back bigger and stronger than before. ALL my Draconica novels will be released throughout the year – including the final part in the saga (originally named Final Ragnarok: He Returns). At the moment, I have tentative dates for each books released date as follows.
Trapped on Draconica – End of February 2016
Legacy of the Dragonkin – End of May 2016
Final Ragnarok: She Returns – End of August 2016
As yet untitled Draconica novel – Christmas 2016
Still deciding what to do with the novellas All Hail Emperor Gothon, Taurok’s War and The Wandering Valkyr – but I haven’t forgotten about those books and will find a place for them.
Not only this, but I am ALSO working on the next Amanda Moonstone novel. This one will be titled The Darkbane Sorceress and will feature new villains, characters and continue the story of everyone’s favourite sorceress. It will be a little more “old school fantasy”, in that it has a terrible villain to overcome and our heroine has to go through hell to defeat her. Expect plenty of action in this one! No release date for this one as of yet – but I’ll keep you guys updated on the progress as and when it happens.
Now… onto some bad news. As you can imagine I will be VERY busy in 2016 – so I’ve had to cancel some non essential projects. One of these is my YouTube series Totalitarian Warlords and Termination Squadron. Whilst I hate to leave this series on a cliff-hanger – I just can’t do both this and my novels at the same time – they just take up too much time. Hopefully I will get to finish this series one day, but for the moment this show is on hiatus. But fear not! Me and fellow voice actor Morgan Straughan Comnick have been discussing various ideas about a new show we’ve put together – and you’ll be seeing that very soon!
So that’s everything in a nutshell. Thank you guys for your patience – and I hope you enjoy the new Draconica series when it comes out! Here’s to 2016!