I’ve done a revision of Allegiances, for a couple of reasons. First, I have a sequel planned (vaguely), though it’s unlikely to be soon, so I wanted to refresh myself on it. Secondly, Glyphmaster was being proofed, and I needed space from the next one I’m breaking down, so it keeps me in practice. It’s a few years old anyway, and the text felt atrocious. It might get a new cover at some point, since I have an idea for a design for the series. Not just now though.
Glyphmaster is now ready for print formatting, so that’s the next job. Then it’ll be a matter of waiting for the print proof copy, which usually takes at least a month to arrive, and checking that. So I might list it for pre-order soon.
There’s one element I’m not entirely happy with in it, but it’s so fundamental that the alternative is scrapping the book. In retrospect it could maybe have done with a bit more foreshadowing in the previous book than it got. Mainly because I can’t remember how developed the idea was by that point. I’m worried it’ll come a bit out of left field for some, and raise more questions than will be answered. Ultimately I’ll just have to try and foreshadow it enough in this book. It’s what the story wants to be, so there’s only so much I can do about it.
I just hope it doesn’t demand another book to justify it. I’ve got enough lined up as it is.