I was hesitant to announce this book until I was further along writing it, because it seems like every time I announce a project something happens and I change it. This book is nearly completed and is going to happen. This prequel novel begins when The Sacred Land reawakening is first discovered (and the highlord is murdered) up to the moment Lady Shey meets with Dorenn and Tatrice on Fadral's peddler wagon at the beginning of Defenders of the Sacred Land. It not only gives more insight into what you're reading in Defenders, but it is also a story that feeds directly into the main story seamlessly. It is truly the beginning of The Sacred Land Saga. The other reason I hesitated to announce this book is because I was afraid fans would think that I wasn't writing book 3 Redemption of the Sacred Land. Rest assured, book 3 is still on schedule for February. This book, I hope, will be released sometime in January. Although it isn't quite as long as the other three books in word count, it is still a full novel.
Mark E Tyson