G'day readers! As a part of the Discover Fantasy Tour, I am proud to offer you today a Guest Post by my friend David M. Brown, author of A World Apart and Fezariu's Epiphany. As part of this blog tour you can enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and more! Just go here. Now read on for what David has to say about Elenchera.
Future of Elenchera?
Elenchera has been a part of me since 1999. Like a typical marriage, we’ve had our ups and downs have Elenchera and I but we’ve stayed together through it all, though I suspect I feel more aged than Elenchera does. After a decade of building my fantasy world alone, I finally opened the gates to tourists in late 2008 when I met my wife, Donna. She was the first to read the history and despite being a fierce critic her response was generally positive. 10 years of world building had not been a waste of time, after all.
By May 2010 I was ready to share Elenchera with the rest of the world in the form of my debut novel, Fezariu’s Epiphany, which has enjoyed some good reviews and has an overall average of around 4/5 on Goodreads and Amazon. I had targeted 3/5 so to be currently at 4/5 is still very heart-warming and flattering for me. I hope for a similar response with all my books but unlike some authors I don’t expect it.
The journey continued in June 2012 with the release of my second novel, A World Apart, which went beyond Fezariu’s Epiphany in length, complexity and characters. I started with a small-scale novel and have now progressed to a large-scale epic work. I don’t intend to favour one type of book over the other, of course. I intend to write further epic novels like A World Apart in the future but I also want shorter works like Fezariu’s Epiphany.
As time passes I aim to have a wide range of self-contained novels all set in Elenchera. Readers are not obligated to read these books in any order. A World Apart has none of the characters that feature in Fezariu’s Epiphany and vice versa. With The Elencheran Chronicles there is no waiting with impatience for the latest instalment in a series. At this stage I am happy to avoid writing a series. I don’t believe any events in the history of Elenchera would warrant a nine or ten book series. At the most I might commit to a trilogy of novels if the narrative was stretching beyond 1,000 pages but that aside I intend to have just one book per story. The company of my demanding characters would be too much for any more than three books!
I am always happy to hear from readers and respond to any feedback I receive. If readers find they want to know more about a particular land or a race then I’m always happy to return to the history and see what I can share in a future novel. Just don’t ask me for a sequel to Fezariu’s Epiphany or A World Apart. Those stories are well and truly over.