Today I wrote “The End” to Warrior Tithe. Or rather, I wrote “To Be Continued.” I’m writing the Faerie Tales series in serial fashion. My plan is to publish each novella every three months, starting in March.
Told as a story within a story frame, Warrior Tithe is both a pseudo sequel to Tam Lin: A Modern, Queer Retelling in its prologue and epilogue, and a prequel.
The prologue and epilogue is written from Fergus’s point of view. He’s ancient at this point, and he and his wife Aoife are indentured to the Queen of the Sidhe, Mab. Fergus is tired of seeking out the reincarnations of Tamlin…and killing him for the queen over and over again. So, he and Aoife plot with her sister to do something about it. For the series, the frame story will be about their attempt to free themselves.
The interior story is about how the couple became indentured to the queen and ties into the exterior story. The interior story for first installment in the series told from three perspectives: Fagan, a peasant, who has lost everything. Aoife, a kelpie, escaping a marriage where she’ll be used for her sight. Cu Roi mac Daire (shortened to Roi for my sanity) the sorcerer king, who needs Aoife’s sight to find where his first wife disappeared, and will stop at nothing to find both women.
I’ve seen the preliminary sketches my cover artist made for Warrior Tithe. I’m so excited to do a cover reveal later this month and get the preorders started.
While Warrior Tithe is with my editor, I’ll be working on a couple of Simone Cummings’s short stories I’ve had in the works. I hope to throw up on Smashwords as well as Amazon.
Hope you all are doing well. Happy writing!