I have been working on The Oracle Series for a year now. It's been a lot of fun creating the world of the Monastery and the magic of the Castes and the Dragons. Recently I've been trying to expand the world too. I've made a lot of progress and I thought I might share it with you:
The Oracle's Flame began as a story for an anthology call, but when LT3 asked me if it could be released as its own separate ebook I agreed. There was potential for a series there and I wanted to try writing it. This book introduced the world I was exploring and the magic of the Castes.
The Oracle's Hatchling added depth to the post-war world of the Kingdom of Altnoia. It also introduced some of the major issues plaguing the Monastery. It was a bridging book which ended the plot leftover from Flame and introduced the plot for the rest of the series.
The Oracle's Golem is the book I just finished writing. It tells the story of the Dragon of Earth, but it also shows a lot more of the Monastery than I've ever written before. There is some corruption that needs to be addressed as well. I think readers will really like learning more about the Monastery as a whole and about the difficult job the Oracle has. I don't want to give too much away, but I really enjoyed writing this book.
The Sentinel's Prophesy is a side story that I have just started writing. It is set in the world of the Sentinel, a man set to watch over an ancient evil so he's able to protect the world from it returning. The magical powers of his followers are affiliated with light and dark. Its been interesting playing with it so far. It is set at the same time as Golem and can be read before or afterwards without any spoilers, although I would suggest reading Flame and Hatchling first.
The Oracle's Sprite is the next book in the series. I'm currently planning it out in my head and I hope to start putting words to paper soon. This story will be focused on the Dragon of Air, but there will be a lot of flashbacks to the war in Altnoia that occurred between Flame and Hatchling. To those readers who complained that the fighting was missing, this story is why. I didn't want to ruin Sprite for you!
The Oracle's (Water) will be the last book in The Oracle Series. I've actually written the prologue for it because the story itself has a bit of overlap with Golem and I needed to get (Water) organized in order for the events in Golem to make sense. I won't start working on (Water) until Sprite is done.
The Sentinel's (Dark/Light) are two potential additional books I would like to write at some point as well. I barely have any plot planned for Prophesy and I have no idea what would go into either of these two books. I'm hoping something will come to me and these books will become a reality. Until then, they'll remain in my future maybe-to-write list.
So that's The Oracle Series in brief. If you want more information please head to the series page on my website or my current projects section. Or, you could always buy Flame and Hatchling and find out firsthand!
I am working on finding a new way to sell my work. I will let everyone know when I have news.
Mell Eight is an author writing with LT3. For more information about Mell and her writing, please visit her website: http://melleightfiction.