Penric 7

...not to be confused with the Magnificent.

I am pleased to report that I have finished the first draft a new Penric & Desdemona novella. I have a potential title, but I'm holding the door on that ajar for a trifle longer in case some better notion or word-string turns up at the last.

Present draft sits at about 43,000 words, on the longer end of the wide range of things called "novellas". This somewhat artificial category means little more than "longer than a short story, shorter than a novel", but is officially defined by people who need exactitude as a story between 17,500 and 40k - 45k words. From the reader's more practical point of view, that translates to something like a quarter to half the length of a novel, unless the novel being envisioned is a door-stopper.

Anyway, the tale takes place a bit less than a year after the events of "The Prisoner of Limnos", and trends more to the action-adventure side than mystery or romance, this outing. The internal-chronological and the publication order happen to match, though I don't guarantee that will always be the case in future stories, if any.

Still to go are the final edit (a maddening phase) and devising a cover and vendor-page copy and such-like tasks. No, I don't have a projected pub date, but I'm hoping no more than a month, maybe. We don't put up pre-order pages for these original e-works; whenever it goes up, at the usual suspects, it may be bought.

Ta, L.
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Published on June 26, 2019 06:02
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message 1: by Alealea (new)

Alealea That's an awfully good news ! I always welcome a Penric fix and my wife blames you for making me an addict XD

message 2: by Scott (new)

Scott Yay! My wife is currently reading them, I'll be happy to share with her when it's out.

message 3: by Jerri (new)

Jerri Three Cheers!!! I will be watching eagerly. I do so love Penric and Desdemona, and all the rest of the gang.

message 4: by Erik (new)

Erik Congratulations!

I just finished Penric's Fox, so it's great to have another book on the horizon in front of me. :)

message 5: by J.M. (new)

J.M. Ney-Grimm This is fantastic news!

message 6: by Kiri (new)

Kiri Incredibly happy to hear this!

message 7: by Serendi (new)

Serendi Yay!

message 8: by Ben (new)

Ben Aaronovitch Excellent news!

message 9: by Nick (new)

Nick Very excited for this!

message 10: by B. Ross (new)

B. Ross Ashley Very good news indeed!

message 11: by Kosigan (new)

Kosigan Listening to the audiobook of Knife Children at the moment. More Bujold is always welcome!

message 12: by Julia (new)

Julia More action/adventure, can't wait! I love all these characters

message 13: by TheLadyFebruary (new)

TheLadyFebruary This is the best news! I love these books so very much and look forward to your latest offering. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

message 14: by J (new)

J Vassilakos Happy happy happy dance!

message 15: by Emily (last edited Jun 26, 2019 05:25PM) (new)

Emily Wonderful! Can't wait to read it.

message 16: by Janice (new)

Janice StClair Oh, yes, please!!

message 17: by Jake (new)

Jake Langthorn Kosigan wrote: "Listening to the audiobook of Knife Children at the moment. More Bujold is always welcome!"

Me too!

message 18: by Ay (new)

Ay Eeeeeeee!

message 19: by Scott (new)

Scott Woohoo! More Penric is always good news.

message 20: by Carmen (new)

Carmen Yaaaaay!!!! So glad to hear this!!

message 21: by Margaret (new)

Margaret What great news! Thank you ever so much.

message 22: by Softness (new)

Softness I'm late to the party! OMGYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYYAYAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

message 23: by Kevin (last edited Jul 01, 2019 07:44AM) (new)

Kevin This is great news! I'm really looking forward to the next installment of the Penric Saga.

message 24: by Ariana (new)

Ariana Having read everything you’ve published, at least to the best of my knowledge, any time you write something new is a cause for joy and celebration! I devoured Knife Children in one gulp & will be so happy to visit with Pen & Des again soon. Thank you for writing so very much and with so much care. Your work is a great gift to this world and certainly a great gift to my little life. Thank you a million times over.

message 25: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth McCoy Yay! Excellent to hear & I hope edits go smoothly!

message 26: by Ay (new)

Ay Hmmm. Maybe I should reread knife children..,,

message 27: by Susan (new)

Susan Price The Price family rejoices collectively!

message 28: by David (new)

David Mcanulty woo hoo! I just "finished" the series a month or two ago, didn't know there would be more! :D

message 29: by Snail (new)

Snail Hooray! Excited to read more by you, as always.

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