Have you read Lords of the Dark? A confession: when I started this short novella I only intended for Capt. Tarillion to serve as a lead-in to my main series. It was going to be just a brief jaunt to the other side of the universe before I returned to the safe, familiar environs of Sol.
Well. You know what they say about plans, God, laughing, etc.
So, I ended up with a thing for our friend Lees. He’s a man of principle and a man of action, who has a tendency to slack at his day job (compound that with a weakness for dark-haired lady bounty hunters, and you can guess at why he gets himself into trouble). Way more interesting than your Immagonnablowshitup kind of hero. Lees has reasons for being a malingerer.
The problem is, what happens now? I can’t leave him floating in limbo. I think…I think he may have to show up in the main Darkspace Saga. Book 1 is already written, but Book 2…I think Cap’n Tarillion may just have to show up and steal the show right in the middle of the action.
That said, Capt. Tarillion might just get his own dang series. If you like this idea, make sure you let me know (comment on this article or send me a note).
Haven’t read Lords of the Dark yet? (Cue inflatable wavy arm tube man–get it here!).