The commentary continues for The Medusa Coin and a sneak peek ahead at book five of Greystone so… SPOILERS AHEAD!
The growing shadows…
Very few ask about the overarching plot of Greystone. Maybe they are living in the moment, enjoying the books as they come and not questioning what comes next.
Or maybe they haven’t seen what’s been hiding in the text since the beginning.
Well, maybe not the beginning.
For me, when I wrote Signs of Portents the first twenty-five times there was no series. It was a standalone comic book mini-series with a beginning, middle and end. As it evolved and I started to see further development opportunities I realized there could be something in the background.
A built in subplot that could grow and change and shape the series over time. Something vague and easily missed but alluded to so much more when you looked deeper at the events in Portents.
I wrote it in a single line of Signs at first. Just a blip that even I had no clue as to its true meaning but it was there for me to explore when I was ready.
A Circle of Shadows.
Mentor has it pinned to his map in the Bypass chamber. Just a note without any other scribbling or justification for Soriya or Loren to glean at the time.
From there the moment grew. The Medusa Coin is flush with references to the circle growing until the end.
But there is something else there as well. Mentor sees it when he visits the Bypass on his hunt for Nathaniel Evans. You get a glimpse of the shadow at the start of Henry Erikson’s journey when they offer him the coin to save his life. Someone has been working in the background, bringing these threats to life in Portents.
And now both threats are converging on Soriya and Loren next September.
A Circle of Shadows, book five of the series, brings everything together. All the threats, all the mysteries come to a head here in the climactic finale to the Greystone series’ first major arc.
Every story plays a part. Every hint at the larger story is touched upon. Secrets are revealed the city faces its darkest hour.
And one has to fall…
I can’t wait for you to read this book. I think it is the best one yet and really hope you feel the same come September.
You’ll be hearing more about the book quite often next year but for now, go back and read the first books of the series. The clues are there for what is coming. And more are coming your way in February with Pathways in the Dark.
It’s going to be a fun ride.