Return to Crystal Valley

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The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley.  -Robert Burns (same clan, no other relation)

When a trained sniper tells you to drop your current project and provide another book in a series for him, only the most dedicated or foolhardy of nerds would ignore that request.

So… unless someone else with similar or greater firepower has other claims on my time…

*wait for it*


The long-suffering Giant’s Rage manuscript is heading back to the recycling bin, to be pulled back out at a later date when it has had time to ferment.  That means it’s time to get back to work on my lifelong project, reworking a series of YA books from my outdoor ministry past into an adult series roughly the length of The Wheel of Time.

What is The Song of Lagrandil?  Well, if you’ve read the earlier books, or you’ve read the current reboot, you already have the answer to that question.  If you haven’t, then here is a little bit of what I’m working on.

Helm meets Safehold blended with Zorro and not a little bit of Dragonball Z. Oh yeah, book four will also have a lot more Cutthroat Island tossed in for kicks.  For gravitas toss in topics from Rid of My DisgraceThe Cost of Discipleship, and Enemy Mine.

(Are you cross-referencing yet?  What is wrong with you?  Get to it!)

Those of you who know the series and want to hear more, now is your chance to tell me what, in particular you want to see.  Remember spoilers!

Even if you haven’t read the series, and you want to hear more about a particular issue or ethical question in Christianity, chime on in!  This series does not pull punches.  Topics already covered include rape, abuse survival, murder, salvation, betrayal, redemption, family loyalty versus faith, just war theory, and more.

If you haven’t read the series, it takes me three to six months to write a novel and get it out on Kindle and Nook.  So that should be more than enough time to get caught up!

Let the adventure begin!

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