When I published Son of Truth, I jokingly told my husband that I would probably receive death threats due to the way I ended the story. I never realized how real those words would turn out to be.
No, I haven’t received any death threats. But I had one reader very, very angry with me. So I went back and looked again at my story. Could I have ended it any other way? Was there a better place to conclude Son of Truth and begin book three? Honestly, no. Son of Truth ended right where it needed to before everything starts in book three.
So I write this post to assure you there will be a book three. All the story threads that have been woven into Daughter of Light and Son of Truth since the prologue (yes, that is a hint that the prologue is important) will end in book three.
Rowen will finally meet the Shadonae. She will discover who she really is and what happened to the Eldarans. Nierne will arrive back in her homeland to find it changed. Caleb will be forging a new identity as a Guardian and an outcast of Temanin. And Lore will find Rowen, but it will be a bittersweet reunion.
It is a relief to finally be writing book three. For six years I’ve known how this series would end. These characters have lived a long time in my head and I am both ready and sad for them to leave.
Thank you, readers, for joining me on this journey. I want to give you the best, most satisfying ending that I can. I have a tentative title for book three, but am not ready to release the name. Book three will hopefully release 2014. Until then, I will continue writing.
7 thoughts on “Writing Book Three”
Great — I can hardly wait!
Ooh. I’ll be waiting for the release day. 🙂
It’s great to stir up strong emotions in readers – congratulations!
Can’t wait to read it. A little apprehensive about the bittersweet reunion between Lore and Rowen, because I want a happy ending for them.
I just ordered Son of Truth–now I’m even more anxious to read it! Thanks for continuing to inspire others, Morgan.
I can’t wait for you to publish the third is this series! I am a teen girl, and so this book has been very inspiring to me. Thank you so much for publishing this to the world and being a witness of the saving mercy of God, which seems to be the theme of your books. And please hurry of the third! I’ll be checking my kindle every day!
-an excited and eager reader
Thank you, Amelia 🙂 You have no idea how encouraging your words are! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the first two books and found them to be inspirational. I am currently working on the last book. I talked to my editor a couple weeks ago and it looks like the final book will release October 1st, 2014. We decided not to push for a spring release so I can craft what I hope will be a truly satisfying ending to the Follower of the Word series.