Well, I’ve finished the first draft of the second book in the Legends of the Red Sun series. I’m determined not to fall into the trap of series fantasy and having it seen as a ‘middle book’, by forcing the story arcs into vaguely standalone components (with connecting threads, much like the Malazan novels). So, new characters, new plots. It gets significantly weirder. I won’t say too much just yet, since a lot can change in the editorial process, and the first book isn’t even out yet. So it’s off to my agent with that.
I’ve recently finished re-reading Tales of the Dying Earth, and forgot how mad the whole thing was. Very trippy, almost a collection of surreal, dream-like images. I noticed a good review at OF Blog of the Fallen. Now for some Lud-in-the-Mist.