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We Have A Title For Book Two

Yes, we have a title for book two of the Legends of the Red Sun series. I’m just not telling yet.

I will say that nearly all the action goes on in the city of Villiren. It’s a much darker place than Villjamur, seriously more violent. Yakuza-styled gangs pretty much run the show. Hybrid creatures shamble through the city’s underbelly. Citizens are shacked up in bland, oppressive buildings. The Night Guard are trying to organise the city’s defence and you have to wonder if such a cesspit is worth saving in the first place. The architecture isn’t great – think Los Angeles, where Villjamur was more like London.

Oh, and there’s a giant serial-killing spider…

More news soon.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

20 replies on “We Have A Title For Book Two”

Sorry, that was a bit below the belt 🙂 Petty revenge for the Tease.

Book titles are interesting though as many authors tend to keep a theme within their series eg “A song of Ice and Fire” (A X of/for X)or the “Kovacs” (two words) books all have similar titles. A possible avenue for you would be to stick to the “of villX” style.
I’ll definitely be interested to hear the selection/thought process behind the title once you decide to tell us.

It’s certainly going to be along the series fit, yeah; interestingly, the “Vil” part is rather too similar to Villjamur, so we tried to avoid that.

The process was pretty much: author throws thirty-odd titles at the publisher. Publisher laughs at most of them, but one is actually all right. We go for that one.

It sounds like a “fun” process. I guess you don’t want the title’s to sound too samey or people may not know which one to read first – althought do you want those kind of people reading your books?
It’s probably a long ways off but hopefully you’ll be able to get the same cover artist again as another cityscape picture for the new city would be cool.

A giant serial-killing spider…..
That sounds more than interesting.
My thoughts:


Yes, yes it would. But since I saw a title on that little thing…it’s either the same or it’s not. I haven’t told what title you had for it a couple of months ago, have I? 😉

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