With the Psi-Tech Trilogy completed, and Nimbus now in the shops, I’ve signed a contract for the third Rowankind book, called simply: Rowankind, and due for publication in late 2018 from DAW in the USA.
It follows on from Winterwood and Silverwolf, as Ross and Corwen try to stop the Mysterium’s persecution of magic users, particularly the rowankind, in the Britain of 1802. If they don’t succeed, the Fae will take action, and their solution might be radical enough to obliterate King George and Parliament, and leave a smoking hole where London used to be.
The declaration of peace between Britain and France poses a serious problem for the crew of Ross’ ship, the Heart of Oak as they have to make a change of occupation from privateering to something more peaceful. When Ross suggests they find a legitimate trade, she doesn’t mean smuggling.
In the meantime, Corwen’s shapechanging brother, Freddie, is an unhappy wolf which makes him dangerous. Without locking him up, or worse, how will they calm his violent temper?
Corwen’s sister Lily has fallen for a handsome Mysterium officer, and he for her, but can their love survive the revelation that she’s the very thing that he’s hunting?
It seems that the only young member of the family not in trouble is Ross’ Fae half-brother, David, but wait… David wants to marry his childhood sweetheart, the rowankind girl, Annie, while his Fae father, Larien, has a noble marriage alliance in mind.
At least Aunt Rosie and Leo are happily together now, and no one is threatening the good blacksmith of Summoner’s Well, and his new wife. But Aunt Rosie is worried about Walsingham, mortal enemy to the whole family and to all magical beings in Britain. Ross and Corwen trapped him on a ship and sent him into enemy waters to rot in a French prison, but the same inconvenient peace that scuppered the Heart of Oak’s activities, has released the prisoners, so Walsingham is free again. He may be blind and maimed, but don’t think he’s harmless. The notebook with all his dark spells is missing. Does the pirate Old Nick have it? Can Ross and Corwen find it before Walsingham does?
So there you have it. That’s what i’m writing now. Watch this space.