The Last Book in the Imperial Hammer series is now out
The last book in a series is always difficult to write, in one respect, because there is a lot of wrapping up to do. Plus the story has to be, well, worth the effort of reading all the books that led up to it.
And the same time, the last book in a series is also easy to write, because all the characters in the series are so well known to me, that I barely have to think about how they react, how they speak, and what they might do in any situation.
For this book, Destroyer of Worlds, the greatest challenge was dealing with the rather large cast I’d created throughout the series. And I had to come up with a suitable wrap up for the Array, too.
I’m pretty sure I nailed all of it, because there is a part of me that wants to go back and re-read the book. That’s usually a sign I’ve done a decent job on telling the story. And yes, I re-read my stories now and again…of course I do! If I didn’t like reading my own stories, then I shouldn’t be writing them. As it happens, though, I am my first reader, and I love being able to pick up a book I haven’t touched in a while, when it’s nice and cold, and re-reading it. Such fun!
Anyway, Destroyer of Worlds is released today on all bookstores everywhere. It has already been out on my publisher site for a week, too.