I've been asked several times about the direction of the wizard scout story arc and how many books it will be.
Instead of continuing to answer individual queries, I thought I'd write a blog entry instead.
Although I haven't mentioned it anywhere, The Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles is a set of 4 trilogies with books 1 through 3 being the Academy Trilogy, and books 4 through 6 being the Empire Trilogy. I know it doesn't say that anywhere, but that's how I have it in my mind. Although each of the 4 trilogies are part of the larger story arc, each trilogy is intended to have closure. In other words, no cliffhangers. Of course, there will still be some unanswered questions about the larger story arc, but hopefully nothing earth shattering at the end of each trilogy.
So, what are the 4 trilogies?
The Academy Trilogy, Books 1 through 3, is about Rick's time at the Intergalactic Wizard Scout Academy.
The Empire Trilogy, Books 4 through 6, covers Rick's time as a wizard scout for the Empire.
The Trecorian Trilogy, Books 7 through 9, is about ....? Well, I think I should keep that a secret for now to avoid any spoilers.
The Armageddon Trilogy, Books 10 through 12, covers the battle for the 3 galaxies. (If you like massive, intergalactic battles, it's the trilogy for you.)
I am aware a 12 book series is an ambitious undertaking, and if I was a reader, I might wonder, "Hmm. How long is it going to take him to finish?"
Well, as you may (or may not know), I have a full-time computer programming job. Consequently, I write in my spare time. So, it takes me about 6 months to finish each book. However, I am seriously considering taking up writing as a full-time profession. If I am able to do that, then I should be able to write a new book in the series in about 4 months. And, really, 3 books a year is about as fast as I can go and still put out a good story, which is as important to me as I'm sure it is to you.
So..., there's the plan and the timeline in case anyone is curious.
Thanks for listening.
11/11/2016 10:17:53 am
10/3/2017 08:16:02 am
We could just make out a gleam og light at the place of the tunnel. So, the story was interesting to read. I wish you the best of everything.
1/13/2018 12:06:58 am
hi Rodney I've nearly finished the 6th book have enjoyed the whole series so far really just want to start on the new books lol when is book 7 due out. oh and thanks for creating a great series.
1/13/2018 02:11:56 pm
7/9/2018 01:06:50 pm
I loved your books and they character development and storyline are quite amazing I cannot wait for the next book I’m readinga all of them for the third time
8/9/2018 03:00:00 pm
Hey Rodney, I.just wanted to let you know I've been addicted to these books and I can't wait to finish the whole series, I'm just finishing up on book 7, I especially love the relationship between Rick and Nikalo, I have found my self laughing out loud with some of the battle computers comments, keep up the fantastic work and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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