I knew when I was finishing my first novel 'Homecoming' that there was a great many more stories to tell about the world of 'Shael'. I also knew that by telling these stories I would have to greatly expand the world I was creating.'Homecoming' was a relatively simple tale revolving around our protagonist 'Dave' and his return to his old family home. I thought it gave a decent introduction to 'Shael', but was only really a starter for the main course yet to come: which turned out to be the novel 'Meadowbank'.I wrote the opening chapters before 'Homecoming' was published and I could see where the whole arc of the story was heading. My goal for this story was to move away from the single hero tale and focus on a group dynamic and introduce characters that could (hopefully) continue the story over a further 2-3 novels. Meadowbank is a fictional village, but the part of North Dorset in which it is set is full of quaint little villages and a number of grand (but run-down) mansion houses - all of which gave me a great launch pad for the tale.So, I had my characters and I had the mystery of 'Meadowbank Hall' and then the story kind of grew from there - in directions that at times I felt I had very little control over!!I hope you find the story as much fun as I had writing it and I hope you can follow me on the adventures yet to come! Rest assured, we will learn what has happened to Dave from the first book and we will find out more about the secret organisation that has been popping up along the way...Work has already started on the 3rd 'Shael' book which at the moment is tentatively titled 'Nightfall' and, if all goes well, should be out towards the end of the year.Happy readingJK...Meadowbank
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