With 2 Palladia books completed and 2 more coming quickly (I hope) there might be a question why I’m doing this series at all. City of the Invaders was a beginner effort and there didn't seem much more to say after it. The world didn’t have a lot of unanswered questions at the end. But once I put Invaders into a print form I knew I wanted to include Consuela, crossing it over from the now-defunct Valley Stories series that was a problem for me a few years ago.
After deliberation, I decided more needed to be done to dissociate “Alyce” from The Prince’s Ball. The fake-history setting of the Valley Stories was too similar and people might remember it. I’d already turned the final Valley story, Victoria, into a historical short story that spun off on its own thing. But Alyce was just lurking around and I wanted to make it absolutely separate.
So currently I plan for Alyce to follow Consuela into the Palladia world. One girl in a review (now deleted along with the ebook) said Alyce was confusing because it felt medieval, but some areas were like dystopian. I thought this was the silliest thing I’d ever heard. That would be like saying Romola Garai’s Emma was dystopian. But if people could interpret Alyce as dystopian, that should make a transition to Palladia natural. There will also be a third book in between Consuela and the rewritten Alyce. It has not been published before.
Putting Alyce—a bit longer, of course, and set in outer space—in the Palladia series will move it far enough on its own that it stops being a wart. I won’t even use the same names for the heroines and if “Alyce” is now trademarked to this story, I’ll change her name in The Prince’s Ball.
And there will be more updates.
7 books published and 3 more on the way. Farmer's daughter, LOTR fan, loves to read rather than talk about reading. Always has time to finish her WIP.