Sorry for the slow updates lately. My beta read has a job that involves taxes. Needless to say, he’s very busy at the moment. Hopefully that will change soon. 🙂
My heart was filled with despair. The Living Gods were dead. All I could do was stare blankly at the wall, my mind full of ash. They had reshaped the world, and now They were gone. What were we to do? Who would look after us and protect us? Already heretics had arisen, decrying Them as false, and putting to torch Their churches and temples. And then They appeared in my dreams. “Have faith,” He spoke, His voice booming like a thousand trumpets. “We are not gone. It was time for us to leave this world, departing for a better one. But we still watch you, we still love you, and all you have to do is call upon us and we shall answer.” I made my Pact that very night.
–The Epistle of Isabel to the Faithful 1:1-3
So that epigraph is from the Epilogue of the Devil’s Pact. When I wrote it over a year ago (I finished the Devil’s Pact in February, I think, of 2014), I had wanted to tell who Isabella was and why she, a character never mentioned before in the story, was writing this final epigraph. Well, Isabella Wins the Lotto is the next side-story to be released. This story is a direct lead-in to Chase’s Story, the follow up to the Devil’s Pact. I haven’t started writing Chase’s Story yet, and the title may change, but it will explore the world after Mark and Mary’s death. Elements from past stories will all play a part in this final tale of the Devil’s Pact.
Once the Battered Lamp is finished publishing (we’re getting close to the end), I’ll start releasing the Cult of the Ghost, followed by the Hell Chronicles, and lastly Chase’s Tale.
Once all the Devil’s Pact side-stories (Leah’s Reunion, Violet’s Affair, Violet’s Reunion, A Good Muslim Girl, One Year Later, The Servants Chronicles [3 chapters left], and the Slave Chronicles [10 chapters]) I’ll probably start publishing my next story. I might start sooner though. I still haven’t decided. You can vote on a poll between the two stories I’m torn between here.
So, Cult of the Ghost is 7 chapters, the Hell Chronicle (which I’m almost finished writing) is probably 11 chapters. No idea on Chase’s Story, but I don’t think it’ll be more than fifteen chapters, if that.