I hoped to have the first volume out by now, but I was still plugging away when my laptop decided to give up the ghost in the midst of all this. Thank God – the Writer of the Story as Tolkien calls Him – I didn’t lose anything. Still its death put a wrench into the works. I have spent some of the time waiting for the new one to arrive sorting out the series as a whole. It will be 7-8 volumes, and in my not-at-all humble opinion, it is going to rock! I am in awe of how the Secret Fire blesses me with such a marvelous gift to tell tales. You will find it well worth the wait. In the meantime, get excited about this picture of one of the villains.