Short Stories for Free

Hey hey kids!*

Finally, I have some news for you, and I think you’re gonna like it.
Those who’ve hung around the Eyrie for long enough will recall that some years ago, before The Dark Griffin came out here in Australia, I posted some short prequel stories there as a pre-release marketing stunt way of giving you guys some introduction to the world and so forth.

Well, a couple of days ago I was going for a walk, and as often happens while I’m walking, an idea occurred to me. Namely, you guys have to wait for more than six months from today for another installment, and twenty years elapses between trilogies, so why not do some more short stories to keep you all going in the meantime?

So I asked my publisher for permission, and not only did she give it, but she asked to have the other short stories I did before so she could see if there might be some use for them. I’ll let you know if anything comes of that. But in the meantime, free stories ahoy!

As last time, I’m going to fill in a few gaps that the upcoming trilogy won’t cover in much detail – backstories, things that will only be mentioned fleshed out – that sort of thing.

So here’s the deal. Right now I’m really hyped to start working on the first one, but I have assignments to do.
But university will end for the year on the 18th of November, when I hand in my final assignments. After that I’ll have a lot of free time, so I’m going to resist the temptation and start work in about a fortnight. It’ll be good to have something to do.

I’ll be posting the stories at the Eyrie, not here, so look out for them there!

I thought I would break the news now and then make you wait, seeing as how it’s been so uneventful lately, and also because I’m evil and I like making you suffer. Accordingly, I will now tell you what the first story will be about and hopefully make it worse for you.

It will be called The Death of a City and will deal with what happened to old Roland the hatchery owner after the events of The Dark Griffin. I like Roland, so it’ll be nice to write about him again.

One final note before I go: this is the piece of music I was listening to when I came up with the idea, and I consider it to be one of the finest pieces of music ever composed, ever. Listen to it, and verily, ye shall hear the voices of the gods.

No, it’s not classical. Stop looking suspicious.

*For those of you wondering if I say that to actual kids, the answer is yes. Yes I do.

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