The last full-length fantasy novel has joined its brothers in The Library. This one isn’t a December novel, although he and several related characters do make cameo appearances in the early chapters.
This story has a rather interesting origin. A close writer/artist friend of mine had an idea: Work together and write a story featuring the most original kick-ass characters we could come up withâ€¦ and kill them in the the most unique and entertaining ways imaginable. The rules? None! No holds barred; anyone can die at any moment. After we got started, my friend dropped out of the project due to time issues, and gave me permission to write his characters in his absence. The project continued, but it was a lot less fun. Not that the fans complained. Oh noâ€¦ THIS story got me tons of emails. The fans absolutely loved it. Iâ€™m sure some of them were disappointed when one of their favorite characters got the axe, but that’s the nature of storytelling. At least it is when I’M the one telling the story.
For all those who wrote either asking me about their favorite characters and/or the possibility of a sequel, I have this to offer:
If you didn’t see it happen… anything goes.
The fate of several of the characters was intentionally vague for a reason. Werewolf and I tossed around several ideas for a sequel, and I even did a plot outline for one. It obviously never happened, but even without a direct sequel to The Expedition, there was ALWAYS a plan to weave the events and characters of this story into the mainstream presented in the December novels and stories. Some of that had already started to happen. At least two characters have turned up in subsequent tales… and who knows, maybe others will as well.