Editing is a big job. One AJ actually hates doing. We should really buckle down and edit the books.
We have renamed the books. That’s pretty big.
The whole series as a world is called “The Game of Souls”. The premise being that Order and Chaos the two sides of the Umbra are playing a game – whoever can collect the most souls – energy wins. Chaos cheats while Order only intervenes on occasion. My story being one of three occasions Order has stuck his fingers in the pie.
The first four books are part of an arc – The Third Ascendant.
We’ve changed the name of the four books several times. But this is currently what they are titled:
Book 1 – The Call of the Dragon
Book 2 – Taking Back Erebus
Book 3 – The Last Phoenix
Book 4 – The Power of Succession
Now you notice that book 1’s title has moved to the third book. And the biggest reason has to do with what happens in book 3 – I actually rise from the ashes – like a phoenix. The Dragons call me that in book 1, and that happens to be the name of the dragon clan we are hunting. However AJ’s thinking we’ll rename the clan to something else just so there is no confusion to why we moved the title.
And the biggest reason we did it was because of the movie poster AJ had created. It just fit so much more with the premise of the story.
Our next few books set at 4, but we’ll see how that goes is entitled – The Forgotton.
And Book 1 is called Lost in New York. The others really don’t have titles though I think AJ has some tenative ones. * goes to look at the notes *
So there are only three books in this arc at present – there were four but AJ trashed one which we had started but the book wasn’t feeling right. This one is going so much better. So there might be a fourth really depends on how the stories shape up in the long run.
The next two books are The Villian I Am and The New World Order.
And I’ll give you the movie poster again cause it’s not full size in the image I chose today :)