Since I’m actually getting asked (which is cool) about when the fourth book of the Norothian Cycle is going to be released with greater specificity than “Summer 2012,” I figured I should answer it here. Let’s call it LATE JUNE, that is, before the 27th. I will of course announce it here, post frequently, laugh myself silly, etc.
Book IV is titled DEVIL TOWN, and much like Book II (Death of a Kingdom) it will follow three plotlines, in three “Parts.”
Part One: “The Province and The Protectorate,” follows Allison, Heggenauer, and the Far Westerners’ experience in the former kingdom of Daul after that place got the wallop in Book II.
Part Two: “The Peninsulas,” deals with the post-war reorganization of the Martan Peninusla following John Deskata‘s involvement with the siege of Gigamartu after Book III (The Wind from Miilark), as well as a burgeoning civil war across the Channel in what was Ayzantium, before the conclusion of Book II. Yes, that does mean Nesha-tari returns.
Part Three: “The Underway.” Does that name sound familiar? The dwarven route through the Girding Mountains from Book I (The Sable City)? Well, hopefully the name Tilda Lanai will ring a louder bell, as she is heading back there to resolve some unfinished business.
See ya next month.
PS: And yes, that is totally the logo of Arizona State. Go Sun Devils. 😉