I was hoping to find the official blurb for Thea Harrison‘s upcoming third Moonshadow book, Lionheart, when I stumbled across an announcement for an all new trilogy set in the Elder Races world. Hm, interesting.
Last winter, Thea was one of four authors who contributed to the Amid the Winter Snow anthology, and I really enjoyed her story, The Chosen. Only loosely connected to the main Elder Races series, it had a different feel to it that I very much enjoyed. I remember at the time hoping that that one novella wasn’t going to be all we saw of that world…and it isn’t. Her new series will be set in the Other land of Ys, and it will feature all-new characters. It will be called the Maelstrom series, and the first full book will be called Queen of Treason. There isn’t a firm release date as yet, but it looks at this point like it will be at least a trilogy.
All of that is good news, but it still made me wonder a bit. As much as I love a good spin off, it feels like there is so many stories left to tell in both the original Elder Races and the more recent Moonshadow series. I especially thought that the Daoine Sidhe knights introduced in the first Moonshadow book had tons of potential, along with finishing up stories for the original Elder Races sentinels like Grym and Alexander. I guess what I am mumbling about is that while I am very grateful to get more stories set in this new world, I hope it doesn’t come at the expense of the characters we have already met in previous works.
How about you? Are there any more Elder Races/Moonshadow stories you are hoping for?