I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what my plans are for the In Her Name series and what ideas I have for other books, so I thought I’d answer those questions here (keeping in mind, of course, that they may change without notice).
If you’re an In Her Name fan, you have quite a bit of story to look forward to yet. To begin with, the First Empress saga will definitely be longer than the trilogy I had initially planned. There’s just far too much of Keel-Tath’s story left to tell in a single book, and I expect the set will span five or possibly six novels altogether.
For those who have beaten me up about how much you miss Reza and Esah-Zhurah from the Redemption trilogy, I have some good news: you will be seeing them again. While I don’t have any details sorted out yet, I plan to fill in some of the missing years in that trilogy, as well as tell more about what happened with Esah-Zhurah during the period covered by Confederation and Final Battle, which largely focused on Reza. I’ve gotten a lot of requests to tell of what happened after the end of Final Battle, but for now I don’t have a good answer; my muse remains moot on that topic. That’s not to say I’ll never write anything past that point in the story line, but I don’t have anything rattling around in my head right now.
On top of that, I have plans for a trilogy set right before the Redemption trilogy begins (i.e., Empire) that tells the story of some of the key human supporting characters in Redemption. I believe there are some…interesting…relationships there that are worth exploring. And yes, before anyone yells at me, you will find out what happens with one of the main Kreelan characters from Legend Of The Sword (guess who that might be?).
Once the Harvest trilogy is completed with the release of Reaping The Harvest this coming summer, I’ll be intermixing other story ideas among the various In Her Name books. I’m not going to give you any hints or spoilers because I’m a big meanie, but I hope to publish the first one, which is already underway but has been sitting in my virtual desk for a while, in late summer or early fall.
In parallel with all that, I hope to get all the books out in audiobook format, while poking around for someone to start producing the movies. Where’s a good producer with a few million dollars handy when you need one?
Anyway, feel free to let me know in a comment what your preferences are. You’re the one who puts bread on my table by buying my books, so I’ll try as best I can to write things that will make you happy!