I mentioned this on twitter (Follow @LostTales so you are not left out) recently, but the first draft of The Rise of Shadows is complete at just over one hundred thousand words. That makes it the longest book in the series so far. I have contacted my cover artist (the same one that did The Academy) and she is working on a cover for it now. I have already done about as much editing as I can do, so it will be soon handed off to Kristi for real editing while I start on Volume IV. The plan is still for five books in this story arch, and then most likely branch off with new stories and new characters in the same universe.
The big question I keep getting asked is, “When will Shadows be ready?” and at this stage I am hoping for a February release of the ebook. The print edition will be delayed as I am looking into a new print on demand provider, as I have been less then impressed with the service and pricing at my current provider. I will provide more information as I know more.
Until then, check out and share this awesome trailer I made for it:
(if HTML5 player below does not work, here is direct youtube link : Rise of Shadow Trailer )