Now that Angels of the Knights is complete, I told myself that I would take a break before starting Island Shifters - An Oath of the Children (Book Three). After all, I have written three books in the past nine months. If you include all of the time necessary for story development, research, writing, editing, designing, and promoting, my publishing endeavors have left little time for much else this year.
But…there’s always a but…I literally get goose bumps whenever I think about the Draca Cats in Book Three and the story I want to tell. I have always loved the use of intelligent animals/creatures in fantasy. Eragon’s Saphira and Narnia’s Aslan just to name two. Their loyalty just seems so much more poignant to me, their wrath so much more fierce.
In this third book in the Island Shifters series, there is going to be great conflict with the Draca Cats of Callyn-Rhe when another challenges Moombai for the sovereignty and the ploy results in bitter divided loyalties. The tensions increase even more when the besieged Kenleys call on the Dracas to stand by their oath of protection and not all feel honor bound to heed the request. When these mystic battle creatures come out of hiding and take their war inland, will anybody in Massa be safe? How will the shifters react to the oath breakers?
To be honest, I’m not even sure yet! But, I can’t wait to get back there to see what happens.
So, even though I will take more time to spend with my family this summer, I will also be sneaking in some writing every week, too. After all, someone has to feed the cats.
Wish me luck!