Just a brief update, since I don’t have the news that any of you readers really want to hear. I’ve finished the final draft of Book 5, The Bloodied Army, and am awaiting further notes and/or tweaks from my editor. The cover is, unfortunately, still in the wind; my artist has been having a rough time lately.
However, I plan to take ~a week’s break, then edit a short story (unrelated to the series, but which I’ll post here), then start on Book 6. Hopefully we’ll encounter a block of time in which we can get both the 5 and 6 covers done — since I have the concept for 6 as well. Doesn’t matter too much to me if the two final books come right on each other’s heels. I just wish I could get them out to you all ASAP.
See below, my shabby author’s composite concept of the Book 5 cover, which alas is all I can show at the moment.