A lot of you have finished reading Forbidden Darkness and have felt a little betrayed. I haven’t gotten many complaints, but I do know the book ended on a huge cliffhanger and left lots of things unanswered. And I really do mean a lot.
The funny part is, that was entirely unintentional. When I planned the first four books, I knew the first book was going to raise a lot of questions, and because it’s a series, I couldn’t possibly answer everything in one book. It would have dragged the book out if I did that, which is why the book was as short as it was (which is less than 44,000 words).
Here’s what I can tell you. Each book, especially the first four, have a designated goal. Take a look at this.
1. Forbidden Darkness
This book, I like to call, The Book of Questions. As I said above, this book raised a lot of questions as to where the series is headed and took a twist at the end. Even with that, there were a lot of things unresolved. That was the goal of the first book.
2. Shadow’s Wings
I like to call this The Book of Answers. In this book, you’ll get answers very early on, and I mean within the first few chapters. Some of the things you’ll find out are:
- What is Kadin?
- What is Hayden?
- What was the Shadow that visited Hayden?
- Where is Kristen’s father?
- Why was Heather kidnapped as a kid, and what does her birth mom have to do with the story?
All of those things will, in fact, get answered in the second book. Right away you start getting the truth, and so far it’s playing out in a very real and authentic way.
3. Fiery Passion
This book is what I liked to call The Book of Romance. Just in the title alone, you can suspect that this book focuses more on the romantic elements of the series than the first two books did, and this book also has a major twist ending you probably won’t be coming.
4. Frostbite’s Fury
This is The Book of Climax. Right from the beginning, this will be the turning point of the series that changes the course of the books, which is why the series will continue for four more books after this point.
That’s all I can say for now, but I can promise you, answers are coming and you won’t regret reading once you do. Right now I’m working on the first draft of book two, and will definitely have it out some time this year. Thanks for being such awesome readers, and I hope you stick around for the long run.